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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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30 October 1961 (USA)  »

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Comancheros  »

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

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Trivia

The last film of veteran cowboy actor Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, who died shortly after its completion. See more »

Goofs

During the last battle of the movie, Cutter is shown in a wagon shooting a lever action rifle left-handed. The film is reversed, because the loading port of the rifle is depicted as being on the left (wrong) side of the rifle. See more »

Quotes

Ed McBain (gunrunner): Now that I can look back on it, I can see how bad it was. That's how I came to give myself up.
Ranger CO Maj. Henry: Yep, after breaking one ranger's jaw and slicing up two others with a Bowie knife.
Ed McBain (gunrunner): Oh, I feel bad about that. I wasn't using my head.
Ranger CO Maj. Henry: You used everything else! Feet, fist and teeth!
Ed McBain (gunrunner): Yes, sir. But them rangers won me over. If I had just known men like that, I might never have fell in with bad companions.
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Referenced in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Stuart Whitman and Aissa Wayne
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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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