Bandido (1956)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Ursula Thiess ...
Lisa Kennedy
Colonel José Escobar
Zachary Scott ...
Rodolfo Acosta ...
José Torvay ...
Gonzalez (as Jose Torvay)


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 <>

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


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September 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandido Caballero!  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



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2.55 : 1
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The film was a collaboration between Robert Mitchum's independent production company DRM Productions and Robert L. Jacks Productions and it marked Mitchum's first producing effort. See more »


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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Dulldido, Dumbdido
4 September 2003 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

How can a movie be this noisy and still put me to sleep? Is it the writing, which would have me believe:

o An adventurer with seeming inexhaustible amounts of money would risk life and limb to GIVE away tons of arms and ammunition to `the revolution'? o That rebels would ride off and leave machine guns and light artillery pieces behind? o That Robert Mitchum, a prisoner scheduled to be shot, could hide two hand grenades in his jacket? o That Ursula Theiss, held hostage by seasoned rebels, would be allowed to keep a gun in her purse?

Ursula Theiss (Mrs. Robert Taylor) is pretty, but her love scenes with Mitchum lack spark. Far better is the interplay between Mitchum and Gilbert Roland, as well as his scenes with Zachery Scott and José Torvay (Gonzalez). In fact Mitchum's scenes with practically everyone but Theiss are better than his with her. Not very smart when the plot devices hinge on the Mitchum / Theiss relationship.

Dull, dull, dull, and LOUD!

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