The Comancheros Reviews
It's a great ride from beginning to end and Lee Marvin does well in his small part and Whitman was okay as a fugitive on the run with a heart of gold and a good aim with the gun.
However, two things I didn't like was this film depiction of all Comanches as drunken, bloodthirsty savages and the heroine's willingness to sell out her father and friends so easily is a little lacking in credibility, but I guess when they say love conquers all that included kith and kin.
---The "buddy" chemistry between Wayne and co-star Whitman is very good, and, as usual, with a James Edward Grant script (partnered with feminine dialogue powerhouse Clair Huffaker), the dialogue always "feels right" for the character. Very entertaining and fast-paced, The Comancheros rates a solid A-.
(1961) The Comancheros
Out of all the John Wayne's 'shoot em up' westerns is concerned, this one is probably one of my favorite's in terms of action is concerned. Besides being the most action oriented John Wayne had ever done, this film also marks as Michael Curtiz final film of "Casablanca" fame!!! Simplistic storyline has John Wayne as sheriff finding and tracking down "Wanted" Paul Regret for shooting the judges son on a fair challenge, while travelling with him he then builds a rapport with him after saving his life before being asked to aide and help an illegal gun trade operation with some comancheroes . Favorite film of all time since the reason for it's storyline was to adapt to John Waynes real life views as a straight up hard nosed sheriff. Brightly photographed locations as well as well staged action sequences. Lee Marvin also has a small part in this film too as a scalphunter trader.
This film gets a