An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommended soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916.

  1. Robert Rossen

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ivan Moffat


  3. Glendon Swarthout


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper

    Major Thomas Thorn

  2. Rita Hayworth

    Rita Hayworth

    Adelaide Geary

  3. Van Heflin

    Van Heflin

    Sgt. John Chawk

  4. Tab Hunter

    Tab Hunter

    Lt. William Fowler

  5. Richard Conte

    Richard Conte

    Cpl. Milo Trubee

Full Cast & Crew

They Came to Cordura
They Came to Cordura


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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 1, 1959

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 3m

Budget -

Revenue -

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