The town constable, Bob Valdez, is forced to kill someone accused by Frank Tanner of being a murderer. Valdez asks Tanner for monetary help for the man's wife, but he is ridiculed and almost killed by Tanner's henchmen. Valdez recovers and summons up his days in the U.S. Cavalry in order to fight them. Valdez wounds one of the henchmen and sends him back to Tanner with the message, "Valdez is coming." Written by
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Honor is Always Worth Fighting For.
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Did You Know?
Novice director Ed Sherin, who had guided "The Great White Hope" to stage success, was Lancaster's surprise choice to direct "Valdez Is Coming." Ironically the film version of "The Great White Hope" directed by Martin Ritt was filmed in Spain at the same time "Valdez" was filming. See more
At the end of the film, when Valdez is riding hidden between two horses, a wire is visible holding the horses' bridles together, so that they won't separate during Lancaster's close-up. See more
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