An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome greedy criminals and the natural elements.
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits.Written by
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After the sheriff has captured the Bishop brothers, Maria's right arm is across her waist. The camera immediately goes to a closeup of her and her right hand is dropping from her throat. See more »
I thought he was your friend?
He is, but that don't make him any less disgusting. You take Pop, for instance. He was due to be shot the day he was born. And that heart of his is nothing more but a festering sore.
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16 secs of cuts were made to the UK video version to reduce the attempted rape of Maria by the bandit leader. The cuts were waived for the 2005 DVD. See more »
All-star western made big money in 1968, now a faded hit...
"Bandolero!" is a time-filler which has been appropriately relegated to the late-late show, although it was one of the top-grossing moneymakers of 1968. Despite a solid cast, it's a formula western with the actors going through the motions. James Stewart does have the rare opportunity to play a bad guy (albeit a decent bad guy), while Dean Martin, also a villain, is improbably cast as Jimmy's brother! George Kennedy is the salt-of-the-earth sheriff who tries bringing them in, and his love for kidnapped Raquel Welch is rather touching (she's an easy presence on the screen). Too bad the movie has so little energy; the violence (including several shootouts and a bloody attack by Mexican bandits) is surprisingly vicious for a star-driven western, but otherwise it's a lazy, middle-of-the-road effort. **1/2 from ****
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