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Release Date:
23 December 1968 (Spain) See more »
William Shatner plays two roles: cowboy Johnny Moon and his ruthless Indian twin brother, Notah. Notah... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joseph Cotten ... Sheriff Logan

William Shatner ... Johnny Moon / Notah
Rosanna Yanni ... Kelly (as Rossana Yani)
Perla Cristal ... White Fawn
Mariano Vidal Molina ... General Garcia (as Vidal Molina)
Luis Prendes ... Grimes
Barta Barri ... Mayor Bolker (as Bart Barry)
Vicente Roca ... Ellis (as Vincent Rocca)
Luis Rivera ... Kah To
Javier Maiza ... Coor (as Xavier Maza)
Víctor Israel ... Carter (as Victor Israel)
Fernando Lewis ... Quincy (as Ferdinand Lewis)
Héctor Quiroga ... The Parson (as Hector Quiroga)
Gene Reyes ... Comanche
Gian Castelli ... The Boy (as Ian Castelli)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Adams ... (uncredited)
Simón Arriaga ... (uncredited)
José Bastida ... (uncredited)
José Canalejas ... (uncredited)
Ricardo Costa ... (uncredited)
Martín Díaz ... (uncredited)
Cris Huerta ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Rufino Inglés ... (uncredited)
José Jaspe ... (uncredited)
Joseph Lluck ... (uncredited)
Diana Lorys ... (uncredited)
Soledad Miranda ... (uncredited)
Emilio Rodríguez ... (uncredited)

Aldo Sambrell ... (uncredited)
José Terrón ... Comanche / Townsman (uncredited)
Amalia Velázquez ... (uncredited)
Elsa Zabala ... (uncredited)

Directed by
José Briz Méndez  (as Gilbert Lee Kay)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
José Briz Méndez  uncredited
Frank Gruber  written by
Manuel Gómez Rivera  uncredited
Robert I. Holt  written by

Produced by
Vicente Gómez .... executive producer
Philip N. Krasne .... executive producer
Sam White .... producer
Bruce Yorke .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jean Ledrut 
Cinematography by
Francisco Fraile  (as Francis Fraile)
Film Editing by
Javier Morán 
Gaby Peñalba 
Nicholas Wentworth 
Set Decoration by
Antonio Sanabria 
Makeup Department
Dolores Merlo .... makeup artist
María Sánchez Gadeo .... hair stylist (as Mary Sanchez)
Félix Masó .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Fuentes .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Tomás Fernández .... camera operator (as Thomas Fernandez)
Isidro Muro .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Petra Martin .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Manuel Presa .... assistant editor (uncredited)
María Carmen Ripoll .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Christian Zysset .... music arranger
Other crew
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Comanche blanco" - Spain (original title)
"Rio Hondo" - USA
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93 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Johnny kills the two men about to do the hanging, he fires two shots, and with each shot, one of the men falls dead. However, the first shot is seen and heard to go off when the gun is still pointing at the ground.See more »
Sheriff Logan:For someone who's trying to live like a white man, you're sure turning out to be one hell of a Comanche!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) (V)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Was the crew doing peyote?, 25 September 2006
Author: Steve Haynie from Easley, South Carolina

The motion picture industry has trained viewers to expect certain types of music for certain types of movies and individual scenes. Occasionally a film score breaks with tradition and is recognized for its brilliance. The opening music of White Comanche should be judged with an open mind because it is within reason to allow experimentation at times. It did not turn into a classic western theme, but it is not too far out of place. As the movie continues there are some musical passages that definitely should not have been used. One sequence uses music that invokes the image of a chase scene in an old comedy, and another would have been appropriate for late 60's crime drama set in a big city. The music itself was good, but its placement does not enhance the movie. Instead it is noticeable and distracting.

William Shatner gives two acting performances that are totally opposite. As Johnny Moon, Shatner really does give a good performance. The sophistication of Johnny's character comes through, and if this were Shatner's only role in White Comanche it would be regarded more highly. As Notah Moon, Shatner cannot be taken seriously. When acting as the domineering Notah, he does not convey an image of a leader. Instead, he looks like he is rehearsing his lines for the first time. In addition, Notah is the only "comanche" with short, perfectly combed hair at all times while the rest of the Indians all have long hair.

Joseph Cotten is flawless in his performance as Sheriff Logan, but it is sad to see him in a movie that did not capitalize on his talent. Cotten must have been hired to add a "name" to the cast, but there was little for him to work with in his role.

The remainder of the cast varied in their acting qualities. Kelly, The General, and the Mayor appear to give good performances, but the dubbed voices in the soundtrack are lifeless. All of the fight scenes look like the weekend performances from a cowboy theme park-- fun in the moment but not good on film.

The greatest problem that plagued White Comanche was probably the cheapest to fix, the script. Only one scene gives some history between Johnny and Notah, and it has little depth. There is no account of how the rift between Grimes and General Garcia began or escalated. Neither Sheriff Logan or the saloon girl, Kelly, have any history. A little more explanatory dialog could have made the characters more dynamic.

White Comanche is not well made, but do not avoid it if you have the time and desire to view it.

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