Veronica Lake flees life in Civil War South! "Stronghold" 1952 Arturo DeCordova

VERONICA LAKE FLEES to MEXICO LEAVING BEHIND THE STRIFE of the CIVIL WAR SOUTH FINDING TWO MEN FIGHTING FOR HER HAND!

This is an ORIGINAL LOBBY CARD from the 1952 Western Drama from Lippert Productions..."Stronghold". The story takes place in 1860's Civil War South. Mary Stevens is played by the peek-a-boo gal herself Miss Veronica Lake. She's a young and beautiful gal who has had enough o all of the troubles connected with the war and it's results. She and her mother [Fanny Schiller] decide to travel across the border into Mexico to escape the reality. Soon there is a prosperous silver mine in the picture. Mary soon gets caught up in love and politics as a local follower of Maximillian Don Miguel Navarro [Zachary Scott] as well Don Pedro Alvarez [Arturo de Cordova] who believes in the presently exiled Juarez. The two vie for Mary's affections and for a political hold. Alvarez kidnaps Mary to collect monies to fund the Juarez movement. The romance follows the success of the movement. I have this one on DVD and found it an interesting Western effort that had a second version shot at the very same time using many of the same scenes. It featured another beauty Sara Montel. It's worth the watch...good fun! Sad to think Veronica Lake had to go so many years between big screen opportunities. She was a sad story in her own right.
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