Bandolero! (1968)
Front Cover Actor
James Stewart Mace Bishop
Dean Martin Dee Bishop
Raquel Welch Maria Stoner
George Kennedy Sheriff Johnson
Andrew Prine Roscoe Bookbinder
Will Geer Pop Chaney
Clint Ritchie Babe Jenkins
Denver Pyle Muncie Carter
Tom Heaton Joe Chaney
Rudy Diaz Angel
Sean McClory Robbie
Movie Details
Genre Western
Director Andrew V. McLaglen
Producer Robert L. Jacks
Writer James Lee Barrett; Stanley Hough
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating GP
Running Time 1 hr 46 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother...

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Index 1271
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/11/04
Purchase Price $8.50
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 010
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 024543113157
Chapters
Release Date 3/9/04
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Notes
In the sixties Stewart has shown no signs of losing interest in the Western, completing three for Andrew V. McLaglen – the emotional but dignified `Shenandoah', `The Rare Breed' and `Bandolero!' – and joining his old colleague Henry Fonda for `Firecreek' and the Gene Kelly comedy `The Cheyenne Social Club'. He embraced the Western relatively late in his career, but did so whole-heartedly and has earned special place in the history of the genre..

Stewart probably didn't expect McLaglen to inspire him to a character excessively theatrical.. McLaglen's forte was action, and this he delivered in a professional, if hardly spectacular style..

Raquel Welch (particularly out of place in a Western setting..) seems painfully ill at ease as the widow of a mail killed by brothers Martin and Stewart in a holdup.. She comes across more as a camp-follower than as an outraged widow, who gradually falls in love with Martin.. Her suit is aided by Stewart, who would like his younger brother to leave his life of crime and settle down to something more respectable..

The story (with emphasis on hanging and rape..) stands on the Western clichés.. It is the Post-Civil War west; older brother Stewart fought in the Union Army, younger brother Martin in the Confederate ranks.. Pretending to be a hangman.. Stewart rescues Martin from the gallows.. After they've held up a bank, sheriff George Kennedy chases the brothers (with hostage Welch in tow..) to Mexico.. In a peculiar plot twist, the outlaws find themselves temporary allies with the sheriff when they are suddenly attacked by a group of Mexican bandits..

McLaglen does keep the action moving.. and Welch tried to be sexy in the style audiences had come to expect of her, but was suffocated under her frustrated widow character..


Extra Features
Color Widescreen