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White Comanche (1968)

Comanche blanco (original title)
Twin brothers, half white and half Comanche, take different paths that overlap with Johnny Moon getting blamed for Notah's violent acts until the final confrontation in Rio Hondo.

Director:

José Briz Méndez (as Gilbert Lee Kay)
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Complete credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Sheriff Logan
William Shatner ... Johnny Moon / Notah
Rosanna Yanni ... Kelly (as Rossana Yani)
Perla Cristal ... White Fawn
Mariano Vidal Molina ... Gen. Garcia (as Vidal Molina)
Luis Prendes ... Grimes
Barta Barri ... Mayor Bolker (as Bart Barry)
Vicente Roca Vicente Roca ... Ellis (as Vincent Rocca)
Luis Rivera Luis Rivera ... Kah To
Javier Maiza Javier Maiza ... Coor (as Xavier Maza)
Víctor Israel ... Carter
Fernando Lewis Fernando Lewis ... Quincy (as Ferdinand Lewis)
Héctor Quiroga Héctor Quiroga ... The Parson (as Hector Quiroga)
Gene Reyes Gene Reyes ... Comanche
Gian Castelli Gian Castelli ... The Boy (as Ian Castelli)
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William Shatner plays two roles: cowboy Johnny Moon and his ruthless Indian twin brother, Notah. Notah likes peyote and gets the crazy idea that he's the Comanche messiah sent to lead the Comanche nation against the white man but more specifically the dusty desert town of Rio Hondo. Moon, estranged from his brother, decides to stop Notah either by words or by bullets. Written by jimthemoviefreak@gmail.com

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Filmed in Spain on a miniscule budget while William Shatner was on hiatus from playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), this film features him playing the dual role of half-breed twin brothers in the Old West. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny kills the two men about to do the hanging, he fires two shots, and with each shot, one of the men falls dead. However, the first shot is seen and heard to go off when the gun is still pointing at the ground. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Moon: Why don't you get the good citizens of this town to help you out?
Sheriff Logan: When trouble breaks out, they're kind of hard to find.
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Comanche blanco.
16 October 2013 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Actually it's not as awful as its reputation, well OK it's not very good either, but there is still a uniqueness to the story that warrants interest, and it's hugely enjoyable in that unintentional way.

William Shatner stars as "two" brothers of mixed race raised on a Comanche reservation. The one brother is Notah, a peyote taking bad boy who firmly follows the "not very" Comanche way and enjoys killing and raping white folk, the other is Johnny Moon, living as a white pale eyes dude who is a dandy with a pistol and fed up of being mistaken for his brother. So much so Johnny says enough is enough, it's time to have a duel and vanish his brother from the planet. As Johnny goes about his ways in the town of Rio Honcho, where he is building in preparation for "the duel", he has to deal with suspicious folk, bounty hunters, the alluring town vixen Kelly (Rosana Yanni) and the wise old sheriff (Joseph Cotton) who is simultaneously trying to avert a range war and keep an eye on Johnny.

What unfolds, in a blurry collage of bad dubbing, bad sound effects, bad musical scoring, bad acting and bad stereotyping, is a Freudian tinged tale of doppleganger complex and perverse Stockholm/Lima Syndrome type kinks. Director (and I use the term lightly) José Briz Méndez more or less just lets "The Shat" have his day in the Madrid sun, giving him the chance to be Clint Eastwood and Henry Brandon for one movie only. There's a nasty edge to the whole thing, which would be insulting were it not so ludicrous, but damn is it funny! And I'm not just talking about Shatner's ill fitting pants.

Poisonous paella served at the cult café. 5/10


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 December 1968 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Rio Hondo See more »

Filming Locations:

Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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