The Comancheros (1961)
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as Maj. Henry
as Judge Bean
as Bub Schofield
as Pa Schofield
as Spanish Dancer
as Iron Shirt
as Graile's Bodyguard
as Hotel Girl
as Hotel Girl
as Ed McBain
as Duel opponent
as Card dealer
as Elderly man on riverboat
as Nervous man
as Riverboat steward
Critic Reviews for The Comancheros
Charming and agreeable, it moves along at a good clip. Shot in widescreen saturated CinemaScope, ... it's entertaining in a predictable way.
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.
A good old school western with solid acting, a great musical score, wonderful cinematography and beautiful desert scenery.
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.
Interesting, at times brutal, John Wayne western with strong cast and locale.
Audience Reviews for The Comancheros
Michael Curtiz' last film is a solid and layered piece of actioner as a Texas Ranger tries to take out some knuckleheads suppling rifles to the Comanches. Yeah sure, it's a John Wayne film (and don't you forget it, pilgrim!) but there's room for everyone here. The word rollicking comes to mind.
A great cast in a very enjoyable Wayne western. One that has more below the surface than your typical western of the time. I especially enjoyed Lee Marvin, though his stint was too short. Interesting and fresh storyline as well.
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.
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