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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 as Comancheros.

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Pilar Graile
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Amelung
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Tobe (as Pat Wayne)
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Maj. Henry
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Melinda Marshall
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Horseface (Comanchero)
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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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Besides the name of William H. Clothier, the film's director of photography, another crew member's name that appears in the hotel registry signed by "Ed McBain" is that of Jack R. Berne, an assistant director on the film. See more »

Goofs

In the Marshall's farm-yard: when Jake Cutter (John Wayne) introduces Paul Regret to Bessie Marshall, the sunlight on Regret's face - as well as on the horse behind him - instantly changes to overcast between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ranger Capt. Jake Cutter: I'll bet he was a man to stand aside from when he was young and limber.
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Referenced in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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Performed by Stuart Whitman and Aissa Wayne
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