The Professionals proved to be a worthy successor to such ensemble-driven classics as The Magnificent Seven and a precursor to more violent treatments like.
Capable character actors like Contreras had brief, meaty scenes.
Gomez became familiar to U.
My guess is that this is due to being overshadowed shortly after by the aforementioned films like Marvin's larger ensemble hit, The Dirty Dozen, and the more violent and notorious Western, The Wild Bunch.
It had action galore and had Burt Lancaster sharing the limelight with a bona-fide war hero in the shape of Lee Marvin.
Until then we can sit back and enjoy the Good Guys: Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Woody Strode, Robert Ryan, Jack Palance, and the peerless cleavage of Claudia Cardinale in this unrevised action western.