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Bandido (1956)

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An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution.

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American arms dealer Kennedy hopes to make a killing by selling to the "regulares" in the 1916 Mexican revolution. American mercenary Wilson favors the rebel faction headed by Escobar, and they plot to hijack Kennedy's arms; but Wilson also has his eye on Kennedy's wife. Raids, counter-raids, and escapes follow in a veritable hail of bullets. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The 'Contraband King" in a blazing war of Revolt! See more »


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Bandido Caballero!  »

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The film was shot on many of the actual battle sites of the 1916 Mexican revolution, the period during which this film is set. Many of the older Mexicans hired as extras in the film were former soldiers of Pancho Villa and others were former government troops who fought them. See more »

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When Kennedy confronts Wilson and Lisa at the stairs, the long shot from behind Kennedy's shoulder show Wilson holding Lisa's right forearm as she stands to Wilson's left and slightly behind. The following close shot shows Wilson holding Lisa's left forearm with her half-hidden behind him. See more »

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Unpretentious, Predictable yet Entertaining
8 February 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

"Bandido" is a sort of western settled settled during the Mexican revolution leaded by Emiliano Zapata against the ruling of Porfirio Díaz in the early 20th century.

Robert Mitchum is an American adventurer that makes his living by selling guns to the part that pays better who predictably turns for the just cause. The villain is the always reliable Zachary Scott, obviously in the "wrong" side, married to the amazingly beautiful but wooden Ursula Theiss who obviously too turns her affections to Mitchum. Gilbert Roland is a revolutionary leader who also goes for the guns for his cause.

Though not a great film at all, "Bandido" is an entertaining adventure with a simple script, a rather fast development, impressive outdoor locations (mainly at the seashore), a good colourful photography, romance and well handled action sequences.

Richard Fleischer was a daring all-terrain director who gave as such good products in different genres as "Compulsion", "Soylent Green", "Blind Terror", "The Vikings", "Tora Tora Tora", "Ashanti", "The Boston Strangler" or "The Jazz Singer" (1980). He tries his hand in westerns here and he gets an acceptable movie surely enjoyable for fans of the genre.


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