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Valdez Is Coming (1971)

PG-13 | | Western | 9 April 1971 (USA)
A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.

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Cast

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Valdez
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Gay Erin
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Diego
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Frank Tanner
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R. L. Davis
Barton Heyman ...
El Segundo
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Mexican Rider
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Malson
Ralph Brown ...
Beaudry
Werner Hasselmann ...
Sheriff (as Werner Hassleman)
Lex Monson ...
Rincon
Sylvia Poggioli ...
Segundo's Girl (as Sylvia Paggioli)
José García García ...
Carlos (as Jose Garcia Garcia)
María Montez ...
Anita (as Maria Montez)
Juanita Penaloza ...
Indian Woman
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Storyline

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 Robbie Burns <burnodo@usit.net>

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They tore his body. They buried his pride. But they forgot his old uniform, his Sharps rifle, and his Buffalo gun. Find Tanner, El Segundo, and the 16 others. And tell them Valdez is coming. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence, brief nudity and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Gay Erin: [referring to Tanner] Is he coming?
Bob Valdez: He's coming - but not alone. No, not alone.
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Referenced in Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) See more »

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great performance by Lancaster, keen portrayal of West
4 June 2001 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic movie, driven primarily by Lancaster's embodiment of the character of Valdez - a town constable who kills an innocent man in self-defense, only to then become the subject of constant abuse by the slain's pursuer. Valdez's vengeful reactions to this abuse, the episodic pacing, and the great supporting actors make this a real cinematic treat. Lancaster's treatment of voice and body language show he is an actor of extreme talent. Of further interest is the landscape of Spain, which makes up the film's authentic exteriors.


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