THE FATHER KINO STORY (1977) a.k.a. Mission to Glory: A True Story
- This is the story of Father Kino
a Jesuit missionary in Mexico, Arizona, and California during the 1600's. The film is rather dry for a movie about a historical figure. Tells the facts and that's about it. Might be good material for The History Channel or EWTN. In the 70's this might have been one of a few movies about the missions of the Southwest and for that reason alone it could have found an small audience. There are a number of big stars in this film including Richardo Monteblan, John Ireland, Ceasar Romero, and Keenan Wynn.
(5 out of 5 Stars)
Could have been better, but at least they attempted an interesting subject.