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The Comancheros (1961)

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Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known ... See full summary »

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Amelung
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Tobe (as Pat Wayne)
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Horseface (Comanchero)
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Circuit Court Judge Thaddeus Jackson Breen
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Esteban
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Storyline

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Big Jake the Adventurer... Paul Regret the Gambler... Pilar the Gypsy beauty... Three With a Past... Destined to Cross and Clash... In a Kingdom of Killers!


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Release Date:

30 October 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comancheros  »

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(35 mm mag-optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (35 mm optical prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When John Wayne signs the hotel register as "McBain", one of the names in the register is William H. Clothier, the film's director of photography. See more »

Goofs

As Jake and Regret are delivering their wagon-load of guns, they see see Indians on the hilltops. Jake removes a staff with feathers from his side of the wagon, and hands it to Regret, saying 'We'll see if this passport works.' The next two quick camera cuts show the staff first back on the wagon, then again in Regret's hands. See more »

Quotes

Paul Regret: How do you know you killed him?
Ranger Capt. Jake Cutter: There wasn't time not to!
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Connections

Referenced in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Comancheros
Music & Lyrics by Tillman Franks
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User Reviews

 
Entertaining, Fun Western

Never a huge fan of John Wayne, I watched this because I knew it was the last film by Michael Curtiz (he died soon after filming was completed). I thought it would be an average diversion.

I was pleasantly surprised. This movie is a lot of fun, as long as you do not try to make sense of it, and do not take it seriously.

Beautiful landscapes, a great score by Elmer Bernstein, a terrific, performance by Wayne (who looks like he's having the time of his life surrounded by his real-life children on the set) and a show stealing role by Lee Marvin, who looks as though he has a bunch of "Silly Putty" sitting on top of his head (not the best make-up job, guys).

I'm so glad I invested the time to watch this. You will be too.


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