Bandolero! (1968)

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    • Bandolero! (1968)

      BANDOLERO!

      PRODUCED BY ROBERT L. JACKS
      DIRECTED BY ANDREW V McLAGLEN
      TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION


      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention
      of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows.
      Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime.
      The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico.
      They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits.
      Written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      James Stewart ... Mace Bishop
      Dean Martin ... Dee Bishop
      Raquel Welch ... Maria Stoner
      George Kennedy ... Sheriff July Johnson
      Andrew Prine ... Deputy Sheriff Roscoe Bookbinder
      Will Geer ... Pop Chaney
      Clint Ritchie ... Babe Jenkins
      Denver Pyle ... Muncie Carter
      Tom Heaton ... Joe Chaney
      Rudy Diaz ... Angel
      Sean McClory ... Robbie O'Hare
      Harry Carey Jr. ... Cort Hayjack (as Harry Carey)
      Don 'Red' Barry ... Jack Hawkins (as Donald Barry)
      Guy Raymond ... Ossie Grimes
      Perry Lopez ... Frisco
      Jock Mahoney ... Stoner
      Dub Taylor ... Attendant
      Big John Hamilton ... Bank customer
      Robert Adler ... Ross Harper (as Bob Adler)
      John Mitchum ... Bathhouse customer
      Patrick Cranshaw ... Bank clerk (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
      Roy Barcroft ... Bartender
      Joe Gray ... (uncredited)
      Wade Phillips ... Member of Sheriff July Johnson's Posse (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      James Lee Barrett (screenplay)
      Stanley Hough (story) (as Stanley L. Hough)


      Original Music
      Jerry Goldsmith

      Cinematography
      William H. Clothier

      Trivia
      Raquel Welch was signing autographs on the set for fans, when James Stewart heard her complain that she didn't like doing it. Stewart told her "You better sign those, they're the ones paying your salary." Welch thought about this and from then on willingly signed autographs.

      This was the first appearance of a character known as Sheriff July Johnson, played by George Kennedy. Larry McMurtry would use this name later in Lonesome Dove, with the sheriff this time played by Chris Cooper.

      Wade Phillips: One of the men killed by the bandits. He is/was also the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

      Goofs
      The action is set just after the Civil War, but the $10 bill sticking out of Mace's backpack is of 20th-century design.

      Maria is wearing modern pantyhose in the attempted-rape scene.

      This movie takes place just after the Civil War, yet the hangman claims to have just passed through Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City did not exist until 1889, after the land run.

      When the undertaker holding the rope in his left hand, his hands are clasped together. He turns toward the gallows and the next shot shows him with the rope in his left hand, but his hands are dangling at his sides as he starts up the gallows stairs.

      After the sheriff has captured the Bishop brothers, Maria's right arm is across her waist. The camera immediately goes to a closeup of her and her right hand is dropping from her throat.

      Next to a well, Dee Bishop fought hand to hand with a leader bandit El Jefe. El Jefe pulled out a knife and fatally stabbed Dee on his left side. Dee went down and on a next second shot, a knife wound was shown on Dee's right side.

      Filming Locations
      Del Rio, Texas, USA
      Lee's Ferry, Arizona, USA
      Alamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas, USA
      Glen Canyon, Utah, USA
      Kanab Movie Ranch - 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah, USA
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review)Classic Movie Westerns- Bandolero! (1968)

      Bandolero! is a 1968 western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
      starring James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and George Kennedy.
      The story centers on two brothers on a run from the posse,
      led by a local sheriff who wants to arrest the runaways and free a hostage that they took on the way.
      They head into the wrong territory, which is controlled by "Bandoleros".



      I enjoyed this movie, one of the few that starred many of Duke's 'Pals'
      but not Duke himself!
      Bandolero starred Jimmy Stewart and Dean Martin along with Raquel Welch
      and George Kennedy.

      Also look out for other 'Pals' Harry Carey Jr., Denver Pyle, John Mitchum and Dub Taylor.

      Worth a look:
      Wade Phillips: One of the men killed by the bandits.
      He was also the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

      And as the User Review below says,
      No Dino singing, but a great Jerry Goldsmith score.

      User Review
      30 December 2001 | by mibailiff (St. Clair Shores, MI)
      Sure, Dean and Jimmy starred in better westerns in their careers, RIO BRAVO and THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, to name a few, but this one doesn't have John Wayne. The Duke didn't need to be here. This is a good ride that holds the formula western of better days to its heart and you're none the worse off for having given 90+ minutes of your time. And yes, Raquel Welch is gorgeous, baking in the hot Mexico sun. Dino doesn't sing, but the soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith is haunting.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review)Classic Movie Westerns- Bandolero! (1968)

      Thanks for posting, sounds like one to see. Especially if Raquel Welch is in it!
      I have a faint memory of the name of the movie, but no knowledge of it.

      Chester :newyear:

      P.S. It is available at Amazon.com, Here, for around $12.00
    • Re: (New Review)Classic Movie Westerns- Bandolero! (1968)

      I read on another site that Stewart had been told by director McLaglen to toss the saddlebags with the loot over a post hanging several feet over his head to hide it from the rest of the robbers. Stewart said he couldn't do it and McLaglen said it was easy and just threw it up where it hung on the post.
      Stewart spent the next several hours trying to hang it over the post but couldn't manage it. He finally heaved it up and it caught. If you watch the scene you can see the genuine surprise on Jimmy's face.


      We deal in lead, friend.
    • Re: (New Review)Classic Movie Westerns- Bandolero! (1968)

      chester7777 wrote:

      Thanks for posting, sounds like one to see. Especially if Raquel Welch is in it!
      I have a faint memory of the name of the movie, but no knowledge of it.

      Chester :newyear:

      P.S. It is available at Amazon.com, Here, for around $12.00


      Best line from Raquel Welch in the movie which made me spit out my tea laughing:
      Mr. Carter, I was a whore at the age of 13 and my family never went hungry.
      "Pour yourself some backbone and shut up!"
    • Re: Classic Movie Westerns- Bandolero! (1968)

      This movie was partially filmed at Happy Shahan's Alamo Village. The set director's tried hard to disguise the fact that Duke's Alamo was present. They installed a well that is prominent in this movie. It was left on the set and later was used to film Alex Baldwin's death scene in Alamo: 13 Days to Glory.
      I'll post a couple stills.


      We deal in lead, friend.