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The Comancheros (1961)

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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Cast

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Pilar Graile
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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
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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.

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!


Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 November 1961 (Sweden)  »

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

On the first day of filming John Wayne reprimanded third assistant director Tom Mankiewicz for wearing a John F. Kennedy button. He told him, "I'd take that button off if I were you. We don't advertise socialists on my set." Wayne had campaigned for Richard Nixon in the 1960 US presidential election and blamed Kennedy for losing the Bay of Pigs invasion. See more »

Goofs

When Jake and Regret arrive at the Schofield farmstead Tobe, played by Patrick Wayne,is having his left knee worked on for a previous injury. Between cuts the bandage being applied disappears then reappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gireaux: Since there is no reconciliation, we proceed. You will please stand with your backs to one another.
Emil Bouvier - Duelist: It may amuse you to know, monsieur, I never believed you cheated at cards.
Paul Regret: Well, maybe I don't have your sense of humor.
Emil Bouvier - Duelist: There's a lady who prefers your attentions to mine. I intend to... simplify her choice.
Paul Regret: Rachel?
[Emil snickers]
Paul Regret: Margo? No.
Gireaux: When I begin to count, you will each take 10 paces. You will turn and fire on the count of 10. If either man stops or turns before the count of...
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

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

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9 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

The scene where the Duke Wayne character (Texas Ranger Jake Cutter) meets the Joan O'Brien character (Melinda) after a long time away. The powerful Elmer Bernstein soundtrack combined with the beautiful cinematography of the Old Homestead make this scene one of the best of any Western. Also the scenes where The Duke is jesting with his real life son ("we didn't beat this boy enough when he was growing up") and where he lovingly takes his real life daughter in his arms (scene at Melinda's small farm) are first rate. I give the movie a 9 out of 10.


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