Old Gringo

Old Gringo (1989)

A woman inspired by a man of dreams swept into the arms of a general, and drawn into a worlds of danger.

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When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who knowing that he is dying, wishes to keep his identity secret so he can determine his own fate. Though he likes Arroyo, Bierce tries to provoke the General's anger whenever possible in an attempt to get himself killed, thus avoiding suffering through his illness. Winslow is intrigued by both Bierce and Arroyo, and the men are in turn attracted to her. She becomes romantically involved with Arroyo. When Winslow learns of Bierce's true identity (a writer whose work she has loved and respected for years), she is singlemindedly determined to fulfill his dying wish. Written by E.W. DesMarais

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  • Old Gringo Photos

    Editing William M. Anderson Editor
    Art Bruno Rubeo Production Design
    Art Tessa Davies Set Decoration
    Production Wallis Nicita Casting
    Costume & Make-Up Enrico Sabbatini Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Peggy Schierholz Makeup Artist
    Editing Glenn Farr Editor
    Art Stuart Wurtzel Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Lee Harman Makeup Artist
    Sound Lee Holdridge Original Music Composer
    Writing Luis Puenzo Screenplay
    Directing Luis Puenzo Director
    Writing Aída Bortnik Screenplay
    Camera Félix Monti Director of Photography
    Production Lois Bonfiglio Producer
    Production David Wisnievitz Executive Producer
    Editing Juan Carlos Macías Editor
    Writing Carlos Fuentes Novel
    Art Scott Ritenour Art Direction
    Costume & Make-Up Kathryn Blondell Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Bertha Chiu Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Alberto López Makeup Artist