4 soldiers of fortune, one kidnapped wife, one explosive mission.
The Professionals comes out of Columbia Pictures and it is based around the novel "A Mule for the Marquesa" written by Frank O'Rourke. Written and directed by Richard Brooks it stars Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance and Claudia Cardinale. A Panavision and Technicolor presentation it features cinematography by Conrad L. Hall and Maurice Jarre scores the music.
One of the stand out Oaters from the 1960s that is often forgotten in light of what was to come from Sam Peckinpah three years late... read the rest.