• Director: Robert D. Webb
  • Release Year: 1955
  • Production Country: United States
  • Language: English

Seven Cities of Gold

Description

As part of a Spanish expedition sent to California, Father Serra envisions and plans a string of missions with a peacefully converted people along the coast, but the military leaders themselves are hoping to find the fabled "seven cities of gold." Neither will succeed, however, if their supply ships do not come or if the local natives do not get the justice they want for the death of their leader's sister, who was defiled by one of the mission's commanders.

Themes

Junípero Serra (1713 – 1784), Franciscans, Viceroyalty of New Spain (1521 – 1821), Legends and mythologies, Native Americans, Indigenous peoples, Christianity, Torture, Law and legalities, Missionaries