Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.
American arms dealer Kennedy hopes to make a killing by selling to the "regulares" in the 1916 Mexican revolution. American mercenary Wilson favors the rebel faction headed by Escobar, and they plot to hijack Kennedy's arms; but Wilson also has his eye on Kennedy's wife. Raids, counter-raids, and escapes follow in a veritable hail of bullets.Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
During the shooting, there were many problems with the natives who thought the American crew wanted to steal their church and bring it to the United States. And Robert Mitchum's make up man was accused by the Mexican technicians of lack of respect towards them. See more »
When Kennedy confronts Wilson and Lisa at the stairs, the long shot from behind Kennedy's shoulder show Wilson holding Lisa's right forearm as she stands to Wilson's left and slightly behind. The following close shot shows Wilson holding Lisa's left forearm with her half-hidden behind him. See more »
I don't really know exactly what happened in Bandido! It's a typical Mexican western with lots of action scenes, contrived romances, and macho archetypes. Robert Mitchum is an arms dealer who becomes interested in Zachary Scott's wife while supplying guns to Gilbert Roland during the Mexican revolution. That pretty much sums up the plot, so if that doesn't rivet you, you're not going to like the movie.
I've seen all three lead actors in better movies, and it felt like they knew they were making a lousy movie when you watch them sludge through their roles. "Another 1950s western? Alright. . ." they seem to say just as the camera starts recording. Unless you like having these types of cheesy westerns on television for background noise as you prepare dinner, feel free to skip this one and watch something else tonight.
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