Valdez Is Coming


Valdez Is Coming

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Adapted from an Elmore Leonard novel, Valdez is Coming stars Burt Lancaster in the title role. A scrupulously honest Mexican-American marshal, Bob Valdez is double-crossed and humiliated by wealthy, unscrupulous rancher Jon Cypher. Since Cypher has the law on his side, Valdez is obliged to mete out his own justice. He kidnaps Cypher's mistress Susan Clark to force the rancher's hand. At first, Cypher is able to rally a group of tough hombres against Valdez, but one by one they side with the marshal. Director Edwin Sherin, who'd helmed the Broadway production of The Great White Hope, makes several rather anachronistic points regarding the film's racial issues; on the other hand, Valdez is Coming is one of the most-authentic looking westerns ever made-right down to the deglamorization of Susan Clark, who in a 1950s film might have looked as though she'd just visited a frontier branch of Max Factor.


Burt Lancaster
as Bob Valdez
Susan Clark
as Gay Erin
Jon Cypher
as Frank Tanner
Barton Heyman
as El Segundo
Richard Jordan
as R.L. Davis
Hector Elizondo
as Mexican Rider
Phil Brown
as Malson
Ralph Brown
as Beaudry
Juanita Penaloza
as Apache Woman
Lex Monson
as Rincon
James Lemp
as Bony Man
Sylvia Poggioli
as Segundo's Girl
Per Barclay
as Bartender
Vic Albert
as Rancher
Michael Hinn
as Merchant
Rudy Ugland
as Tracker
Juan Fernández
as Mexican Buyer
Tony Epper
as Bodyguard
Mario Barros
as Gang Member
Raúl Castro
as Gang Member
Nick Cravat
as Gang Member
Santiago García
as Gang Member
Jeff Kibbee
as Gang Member
Linc Kibbee
as Gang Member
Ian MacLean
as Gang Member
Tom McFadden
as Gang Member
Jose Morales
as Gang Member
Mario Sanz
as Gang Member
Lee Thaxton
as Gang Member
Robin Thaxton
as Gang Member
Julian Vidrie
as Gang Member
Manolin Vidrie
as Gang Member
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