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The Comancheros ()


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Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as... See more »

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Capt. Jake Cutter
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Paul Regret
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Pilar Graile
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Graile
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Tully Crow
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Amelung
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Tobe (as Pat Wayne)
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Maj. Henry
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Melinda Marshall
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Horseface (Comanchero)
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Circuit Court Judge Thaddeus Jackson Breen
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Gireaux
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Esteban
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Nervous Drunk (uncredited)
Anne Barton ...
Martha Schofield (uncredited)
Steve Baylor ...
Comanchero (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Barfly (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Card Dealer (uncredited)
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Stillwater Bartender (uncredited)
James J. Casino ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Iphigenie Castiglioni ...
Josefina (uncredited)
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Blonde Youth (uncredited)
Booth Colman ...
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Jackie Cubat ...
Fuzzy - Hotel Girl (uncredited)
Gabriel Curtiz ...
Marsac (uncredited)
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Ranger Bill Larsen (uncredited)
Ilana Dowding ...
Mary Schofield (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
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Valtin (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Lenmana Guerin ...
Indian Maid (uncredited)
Claude Hall ...
Ranger (uncredited)
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Gordo - Graile's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Tom Hernández ...
Croupier (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Dealer (uncredited)
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Chief Iron Shirt (uncredited)
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White-Haired Man on Riverboat (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Casey MacGregor ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Bub Schofield (uncredited)
Ralph Neff ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
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Emil Bouvier - Duelist (uncredited)
Thayer Roberts ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ...
Faro Dealer (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ...
Texas Ranger (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Ada Belle (uncredited)
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Pa Schofield (uncredited)
Lusita Triana ...
Spanish Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ...
Riverboat Pit Boss (uncredited)
Aissa Wayne ...
Bessie Marshall (uncredited)
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Ed McBain - Gunrunner (uncredited)
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Ranger (uncredited)
Sam Wolfe ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Kelly Yost ...
Indian (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz
John Wayne ... (uncredited)

Written by

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James Edward Grant ... (screenplay) and
Clair Huffaker ... (screenplay)
 
Paul Wellman ... (novel) (as Paul I. Wellman)

Produced by

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George Sherman ... producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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William H. Clothier ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Louis R. Loeffler ... (as Louis Loeffler)

Editorial Department

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Orven Schanzer ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Jack Martin Smith
Alfred Ybarra

Set Decoration by

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Robert Priestley ... (set decorations) (as Robert Priestly)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Marjorie Best

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack R. Berne ... assistant director
Cliff Lyons ... director: action sequences

Art Department

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Don B. Greenwood ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Warren B. Delaplain ... sound

Stunts

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Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Philip Crawford ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hart ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Morry Ogden ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Charles Wise ... gaffer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator
Laurindo Almeida ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Victor Arno ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Frank Beach ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Elmer Bernstein ... conductor (uncredited)
Pete Carpenter ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Russ Cheever ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
John Clyman ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Don Cristlieb ... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Fred Fox ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
James Getzoff ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ossip Giskin ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Wally Heglin ... music copyist (uncredited)
Armand Kaproff ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Sinclair Lott ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald ... score remixer (uncredited)
Abe Most ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Vito Mumolo ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Richard Perissi ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Ernie Rosecrans ... music copyist (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Harry Schmidt ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ann Stockton ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Jerry Williams ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Other crew

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Harold Belfer ... dances staged by (as Hal Belfer)
Tom Mankiewicz ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary
Plot Keywords
Taglines Big Jake the Adventurer... Paul Regret the Gambler... Pilar the Gypsy beauty... Three With a Past... Destined to Cross and Clash... In a Kingdom of Killers! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les comancheros (France)
  • Comancheros (France)
  • Die Comancheros (Germany)
  • Los comancheros (Spain)
  • Les Comancheros (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia During much of the shooting, Director Michael Curtiz was seriously ill (he died of cancer shortly after the film's release). On the days when Curtiz was too ill to work, John Wayne took over direction of the film, and when it was completed, he told the studio that he did not want credit as co-director, and insisted that Curtiz's name alone appear as director. See more »
Goofs The guns used in the movie are Colt single action revolvers model 1873, Henry lever action rifle look-alikes model 1860, and Winchester lever action rifles model 1892. The only correct period guns used were the single-shot percussion-cap dueling pistols used in the opening scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000). See more »
Soundtracks The Comancheros See more »
Quotes [while Regret and Cutter are tied up as prisoners]
Paul Regret: I wonder if they know how much trouble they're in.
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