With Thomas Gomez, Jean Peters, Tyrone Power, Cesar Romero, Roy Roberts, Lee J. Cobb, Alan Mowbray, Antonio Moreno, George Zucco, Barbara Lawrence
Captain from Castile is a historical adventure film released by 20th Century Fox in 1947. Directed by Henry King, the Technicolor film starred Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, and Cesar Romero. Shot on location in Michoacán, Mexico, the film includes scenes of the Parícutin volcano, which was then erupting. Captain from Castile was the feature film debut of actress Jean Peters, who later married industrialist Howard Hughes, and of Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels, who later portrayed Tonto on the television series The Lone Ranger.
The film is an adaptation of the 1945 best-selling novel Captain From Castile by Samuel Shellabarger. The film's story covers the first half of the historical epic, describing the protagonist's persecution at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition and his escape to the New World to join Hernán Cortés in an expedition to conquer Mexico.
In his introduction to the 2002 re-issue of the novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Yardley described the merits of the film as: