Cannon For Cordoba:
4 per Cordoba (Italy)
Cañones para Córdoba (Spain)
Canons de Cordoba, Les (France)
Kanonen für Cordoba (West Germany)
From Noon Until Three:
Zwischen zwölf und drei (Austria / West Germany)
C'est arrivé entre midi et trois heures (France)
Da mezzogiorno alle tre (Italy)
Grande Assalto, O (Brazil)
Keskipäivästä kolmeen Finland
Proscrito E a Dama, O (Brazil)
2 CD set.
Limited edition of 3000 copies.
Masters Film Music returns with two never before available westerns by the great Elmer Bernstein!
Cannon for Cordoba (1970) is a full-blooded action tale of an Army intelligence team (led by George Peppard and Don Gordon) trying to foil the criminal plans of bandito/general Cordoba (Raf Vallone) in the turbulent Texas-Mexico border skirmishes of 1912, directed by Paul Wendkos. Bernstein's score features one of his most vigorous main themes. It's positively explosive! The rest of the score covers a lot of ground, including a section that is a veritable Elmer Bernstein mariachi street fiesta. This CD is the world premiere release of Cannon for Cordoba.
Gleefully demolishing his macho image, Charles Bronson demonstrates an unexpected comedic talent as a small-time bank robber who inadvertently finds himself a national hero. Adapting his own novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director Frank D. Gilroy proves himself a deft, roguish storyteller with this "black comic horror story ... reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the past." Bronson plays Graham Dorsey, a small-time bank robber who, through a series of offbeat twists and turns of plot, finds himself the object of national adoration. Jill Ireland is Amanda Starbuck, the bewitchingly beautiful but quite loony widow who creates the myth, then sustains it at all costs.
Elmer Bernstein's score is absolutely captivating and charming, beautiful and fun. It's witty and winsome. It's a highly original take on the western ... a one-off, really. There is neither another film like From Noon Till Three (1976) nor another score like it. The score also features an original, Golden Globe-nominated song called Hello and Goodbye, by Bernstein, along with Alan and Marilyn Bergman. In fact, Elmer and Alan even show up in a cameo to introduce the song!
Who says no to Elmer Bernstein westerns? And two of them at that!