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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
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This was the first appearance of a character known as Sheriff July Johnson, played by George Kennedy. Larry McMurtry would use this name later in Lonesome Dove, with the sheriff this time played by Chris Cooper. See more »
Next to a well, Dee Bishop fought hand to hand with a leader bandit El Jefe. El Jefe pulled out a knife and fatally stabbed Dee on his left side. Dee went down and on a next second shot, a knife wound was shown on Dee's right side. See more »
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.
I don't imagine your pa ever mentioned shooting people, and burning their house down, and stealing, and things like that?
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...
"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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