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American Playhouse

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (Season 1, Episode 25)
PG
TV Episode | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The retelling of an incident in Gonzales, Texas in 1901 revolving around a stolen horse, mistaken identity and a killing. An unusual story of the all too usual exploitation of the powerless in Texas History.
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Writers
Américo Paredes (book "With His Pistol in His Hands") | Victor Villaseñor | Robert M. Young (adaptation)
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Status
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Updated Jun 29, 1982

Release date
Jun 29, 1982 (United States)

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6.9 / 10 | 298 votes