July 10, 1957
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, History
As the Peninsular War unfolds, Napoleon Bonaparte sends his French forces to take over Spain. In the midst of the campaign, one beleaguered Spanish military force leaves behind an extremely large cannon as they retreat under overwhelming odds. Captain Anthony Trumbull is dispatched by the British to retrieve the cannon before the French army can commandeer it. He meets a guerrilla band captained by a man named Miguel who despises the French and agrees to aid Trumbull in finding the cannon. The two develop a rivalry over the course of the mission, particularly due to an ensuing love triangle involving Miguel's mistress. When Miguel's forces finally retrieve the cannon, they find themselves caught in a deadly conflict with the brutal General Jouvet.