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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.



(screenplay), (story) (as Stanley L. Hough)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Ritchie ...
Tom Heaton ...
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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Similarities - Both Bandolero and Lonsome Dove share character names July Johnson, Roscoe and (outlaw) Dee. Both movies have stars from the same exact geographical region. Dean Martin from Steubenville, OH and Robert Urich from bordering town Toronto, OH. See more »


When the undertaker holding the rope in his left hand, his hands are clasped together. He turns toward the gallows and the next shot shows him with the rope in his left hand, but his hands are dangling at his sides as he starts up the gallows stairs. See more »


Mace Bishop: Why do you ride with men like these?
Dee Bishop: Oh, I don't know. I just got used to it, I guess, through the years. You begin one way, you keep going that way, and pretty soon there's no other way.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.131 (2009) See more »


Leather Britches
Composer unknown
Arranged by Cyril J. Mockridge
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Names of 3 characters in this movie re-used in Lonesome Dove
26 June 2003 | by (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty entertaining movie - not one of the best westerns any of these actors ever made, but it's always fun to watch Jimmy Stewart and George Kennedy do their thing. Dean Martin isn't bad, Raquel Welch looks great, but at this point she still needed to expand her talent. Entertaining plot, decent action, but the thing I think is most interesting are the names of three of the characters: The sheriff is July Johnson and his deputy's name is Roscoe, and the main villain's name is Dee, all names used in the same way in the great TV movie Lonesome Dove.

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