5.8/10
369
13 user 9 critic

A Bullet for Sandoval (1969)

Los desesperados (original title)
GP | | Western | May 1970 (USA)
A Confederate deserter, whose Mexican girlfriend dies during childbirth, starts a feud with her Mexican family, becomes an outlaw and vows revenge on all who wronged him.

Director:

Julio Buchs

Writers:

Julio Buchs (screenplay), Julio Buchs (story) | 6 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

(1968) Lang Jeffries, Fernando Sancho, Femi Benussi, Carlos Gaddi. A unique Euro-western with the hero as an astrologist who wears a leopard suit. Sure, theres a revenge theme, but overall ... See full summary »

Directors: Eugenio Martín, José Luis Merino
Stars: Lang Jeffries, Femi Benussi, Fernando Sancho
Pay or Die! (1960)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Between 1906-1909, NYPD Lieutenant Joe Petrosino heads the 'Italian Squad' and tries to stamp out organized crime from the city, often times amid assassination attempts by the Mafia.

Director: Richard Wilson
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin
The Boss (1973)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1970s Palermo, a hit-man finds himself embroiled in the middle of a Mafia war between the Sicilians and the Calabrians.

Director: Fernando Di Leo
Stars: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Gianni Garko, William Berger, Sydney Chaplin
Lonelyhearts (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Eager for a job, journalist Adam White accepts the lowly position of columnist for the advice-giving section of the Chronicle but he often clashes with his cynical editor, Shrike.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue
Stars: Montgomery Clift, Myrna Loy, Robert Ryan
Cape Fear (1962)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at ... See full summary »

Director: John Trent
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Michael J. Pollard, Hollis McLaren
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A damaged privateer deserts the Spanish Armada and makes land for repairs near a village on the British coast, terrorizing the local inhabitants.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, John Cairney
The Trackers (TV Movie 1971)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a rancher's daughter is kidnapped by Apaches, he forms a posse and sends for the U.S. Marshal but an African-American Deputy Marshal shows up instead.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Ernest Borgnine, Julie Adams
The Revengers (1972)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a rancher's family is massacred by a gang of outlaws, he assembles a mean team of convicts as his posse to pursue the killers.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode
Exposed III (2016)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A police detective investigates the truth behind his partner's death. The mysterious case reveals disturbing police corruption and a dangerous secret involving an unlikely young woman.

Director: Gee Malik Linton
Stars: Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... Corporal John Warner
Ernest Borgnine ... Don Pedro Sandoval
Alberto de Mendoza ... Lucky Boy
Leo Anchóriz ... Friar
Annabella Incontrera ... Carol Day
Antonio Pica ... Sam Powell
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Guerico
Manuel de Blas ... José Gonzalez Sandoval
Manuel Miranda Manuel Miranda ... Francisco Gonzalez Sandoval
Gustavo Rojo ... El Guadalupano
Andrea Aureli ... James Morton
Mary Paz Pondal Mary Paz Pondal ... Isabel
Andrés Mejuto ... Confederate General
José Guardiola ... Chihuahua Governor
George Rigaud ... General Jackson (as Jorge Rigaud)
Edit

Storyline

A soldier deserts his outfit the night before a major battle, after receiving an urgent message. He heads across the border to Mexico to marry his pregnant girlfriend before she gives birth. Her father had forbidden their marriage, but the soldier is determined. Circumstances turn the soldier into an outlaw who vows vengeance on everyone involved. Written by ms_sunshine

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Kill or be killed...Be quick or be dead. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

May 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bullet for Sandoval See more »

Filming Locations:

Almeria, Andalucia, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sometimes it is falsely claimed the movie was co-directed by Lucio Fulci, but this is not true. Actor George Hilton has stated so in many interviews. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well Told Revenge Story
14 November 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Confederate soldier George Hilton abandons his post in order to go and marry the expectant mother of his child, the daughter of wealthy Spanish landowner Don Pedro Sandoval (Ernest Borgnine), before it's too late. Captured, he escapes and arrives in time to find the baby's mother having already died in child-birth.

Her angry father sends the wanted Hilton and the baby out into the darkness where he gathers together a group of misfits to wreak vengeance on all who refused to help his son, especially Sandoval.

One memorable scene has Hilton attacking a petty fearful man who previously denied the starving infant milk, drowning him in a bucket of it.

A good Spanish/Italian co-production, the first half of A Bullet For Sandoval is so strong in terms of character development and emotions that the rest of the movie suffers by comparison.

Still, it's definitely worth watching and one of the best European westerns, with good performances by Hilton and Borgnine and a great climax in a bullfighting arena.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed