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Bandido! (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, War | September 1956 (USA)
An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writer:

Earl Felton (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Wilson
Ursula Thiess ... Lisa Kennedy
Gilbert Roland ... Colonel José Escobar
Zachary Scott ... Kennedy
Rodolfo Acosta ... Sebastian
José Torvay ... Gonzalez (as Jose Torvay)
Henry Brandon ... Gunther
Douglas Fowley ... McGhee
Víctor Junco ... Gen. Lorenzo
Alfonso Sánchez Tello Alfonso Sánchez Tello ... Gen. Brucero
Arturo Manrique Arturo Manrique ... Adolfo
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Driver
Margarito Luna Margarito Luna ... Santos
Miguel Inclán ... Priest
José Muñoz José Muñoz ... Man in Wagon
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Storyline

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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A One-Man Army and One-Woman Man! See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Black River (1957) See more »

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Pretty boring
18 August 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandido See more »

Filming Locations:

Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,650,000
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Company Credits

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Bandido Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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