The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez is a 1982 American biographical Western film directed by Robert M. Young and starring Edward James Olmos as Gregorio Cortez. It is based on the book With His Pistol in His Hand by Americo Paredes.[2]

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
Directed byRobert M. Young
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based onWith His Pistol in His Hand
by Américo Paredes
StarringEdward James Olmos
Music by
  • W. Michael Lewis
  • Edward James Olmos
CinematographyReynaldo Villalobos
Edited by
  • John Bertucci
  • Arthur Coburn
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Release date
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$804,963[1]




Rosanna DeSoto won the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.[3]


  1. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez at Box Office Mojo
  2. Maslin, Janet (14 October 1983). "'GREGORIO CORTEZ'". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. Telgen, Diane (1993). Notable Hispanic American Women. VNR AG. ISBN 133
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