The Comancheros (1961)


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Movie Info

In this film, based on a novel by Paul I. Wellman, Texas Ranger Jake Cutter and roguish gambler Paul Regret join forces to try to round up the "comancheros" -- renegade whites who've aligned with the Indians in smuggling guns and whisky.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: James Edward Grant, Clair Huffaker
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2003
20th Century Fox


as Cutter

as Pilar

as Crow

as Amflung

as Maj. Henry

as Melinda

as Horseface

as Judge Bean

as Gireaux

as Comanchero

as Bub Schofield

as Pa Schofield

as Spanish Dancer

as Iron Shirt

as Graile's Bodyguard

as Hotel Girl

as Hotel Girl

as Duel opponent

as Card dealer

as Elderly man on river...

as Nervous man

as Bartender

as Riverboat steward
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Critic Reviews for The Comancheros

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Charming and agreeable, it moves along at a good clip. Shot in widescreen saturated CinemaScope, ... it's entertaining in a predictable way.

Full Review… | June 20, 2011

Because he was largely a journeyman filmmaker who took whatever jobs the studio assigned him, most historians and critics regard Michael Curtiz merely as a capable gun-for-hire who was lucky enough to find himself attached to good projects.

Full Review… | June 13, 2011
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A good old school western with solid acting, a great musical score, wonderful cinematography and beautiful desert scenery.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009
Laramie Movie Scope

Wayne is decent, but this is a compromised Western due to the fact that ailing director Michael Curtiz (it's his last film) has no appreciation for the genre.

Full Review… | May 6, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Comancheros

This action-western picture of John Wayne is absolutely which has not one dull moment. It has lots of nice moments between the Texas Ranger (played by Wayne) and gambler (Stuart Whitman) as the unlikely partners to take on the villians of Comancheros.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


actually a fun shoot-'em-up with all of the typical obligatory scenes all in the name of simply a good time. when movies were movies, yah?

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


More solid western action from John Wayne who strikes up a fun buddy partnership with fugitive Stuart Whitman. The heroine's willingness to sell out her father and friends so easily is a little lacking in credibility, but pretty good on the whole. There's also a memorable cameo from Lee Marvin.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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