Bandolero! (1968)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1 June 1968 (USA)
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Mace Bishop masquerades as a hangman in order to save his outlaw brother from the gallows, runs to Mexico chased by the sheriff's posse and fights against Mexican bandits.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tom Heaton ...
Sean McClory ...
Cort Hayjack (as Harry Carey)
Jack Hawkins (as Donald Barry)
Guy Raymond ...


Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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There are "Westerns" and "Westerns". Every now and then comes a NEW kind of Western. This is "BANDOLERO!".

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandolero  »

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Box Office


$4,450,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Pop Chaney: You see, there things a man ought never do - spit in church, scratch his self in front of his ma, and pick his nose. Yes that's what my pa learned me and it stood me in good step.
Mace Bishop: I don't imagine your pa ever mentioned shooting people, and burning their house down, and stealing, and things like that?
Pop Chaney: Well, I'm talking about mannerly things Mr. Bishop. I ain't talking about making a living.
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All-star western made big money in 1968, now a faded hit...
11 June 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

"Bandolero!" is a time-filler which has been appropriately relegated to the late-late show, although it was one of the top-grossing moneymakers of 1968. Despite a solid cast, it's a formula western with the actors going through the motions. James Stewart does have the rare opportunity to play a bad guy (albeit a decent bad guy), while Dean Martin, also a villain, is improbably cast as Jimmy's brother! George Kennedy is the salt-of-the-earth sheriff who tries bringing them in, and his love for kidnapped Raquel Welch is rather touching (she's an easy presence on the screen). Too bad the movie has so little energy; the violence (including several shootouts and a bloody attack by Mexican bandits) is surprisingly vicious for a star-driven western, but otherwise it's a lazy, middle-of-the-road effort. **1/2 from ****

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