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The Comancheros (1961)

Approved  |   |  Action, Western, Adventure  |  30 October 1961 (USA)
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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 as Comancheros.

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Tobe (as Pat Wayne)
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Circuit Court Judge Thaddeus Jackson Breen
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Gireaux
Richard Devon ...
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.

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

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Trivia

Paul Wellman wrote the novel with Cary Grant in mind as Paul Regret. However, by the time the film was made in 1961 Grant was too old for the part, and would never have taken second billing to John Wayne. See more »

Goofs

In the bar scene: Tully Crow (Lee Marvin) asks the bartender for a bottle of "the good stuff." The bartender holds up a bottle of whiskey with his right hand. Crow, not believing that it really is "the good stuff," gets mad and shoots the bottle and breaks it. The camera view then changes to a stuffed deer head on the wall, which Crow also shoots. Then the camera goes back to the bartender, but he is standing there with the same bottle of whiskey in his right hand - bottle is intact and unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Paul Regret: Give me one good reason why you don't marry that woman.
Ranger Capt. Jake Cutter: Why don't you mind your own business?
[pause]
Ranger Capt. Jake Cutter: I don't have one good reason.
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Featured in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000) See more »

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Red Wing
Music by Kerry Mills
Lyrics by Thurland Chattaway
Performed by John Wayne and Lee Marvin
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User Reviews

Overlooked great performance in a bit part
14 September 2003 | by (Dacula, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I Recently got The Comancheros on DVD and watched it last night. I believe that is the first time that I have seen this film completely. I must admit to having a preference for John Wayne's earlier films from Stagecoach into the late 40's. This was the period when the studios were stills casting John Wayne in assorted roles with greater for lesser degree of success(who could forget him as the Mongolian emperor?) So only recently, I have been rediscovering his great performances in his middle period. But this is about another actor in this film. I just read all the other user comments listed about this film. Several correctly praised the small part played by Lee Marvin. He is always reliable for standout performances. But not any of the comments mentioned the truly standout performance by unknown "Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams" in the part of Ed McBain, the gunrunner. It was a small role but to my thinking probably the best acting in this or many other movies. Well, that's my two cents. "Nuff sed"


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