A Talent for Loving

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A Talent for Loving (USA, UK 1969 / Director: Richard Quine)

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Also known as

Gun Crazy (U.S.A.) | Talento por amor (Spain) | Az azték pap átka (Hungary)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Richard Widmark (Major William Patten), Topol (General Enrique Molina), Geneviève Page (Delphine de George), Cesar Romero (Don José), Fran Jeffries (Maria), Derek Nimmo (John Moodie), Mircha Carven (Benito Patricio), Judd Hamilton (Jim Street), Caroline Munro (Evalina Patten), Marie Rogers (Marylyn Ridgeway), Janet Sorti (Florita Molina), Max Showalter (Franklin, bartender), Joe Melia (Tortillaw), John Bluthal (Martinelli, Molina aide), Libby Morris (Jacaranda), Milo Quesada (Don Patricio)
  • Also with: Ralph Brown (registry officer), Vicente Roca (Father Oliver), Stephanie Haynes (young Evalina), Juan Antonio Elices (Molina villager), Ricardo Montez (Bandit), Xan das Bolas (Molina soldier), Jack Brami (Mexican Bandit)
  • Original Novel Richard Condon
  • Screenplay: Jack Rose
  • Cinematography: Clifford Stine
  • Music: Ken Thorne
  • Producers: Walter Shenson, Leon Becker


Major Patten wins the hand of the beautiful daughter of Don Pedro and all the lands she inherits. Unfortunately, she suffers from a family curse which makes her amorously insatiable. A curse she passes on to their equally beautiful daughter. Meanwhile, the large stash of guns which Patten also inherits makes him the target of covetous Indians and the local bandit chief.


This is a comedy western shot in Spain and produced by the same company who made both films featuring The Beatles. Amazingly, it was originally conceived as the next vehicle for the Fab Four but was eventually rejected.


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