Search - Raiders of Old California (1957) [Remastered Edition] on DVD

Raiders of Old California (1957) [Remastered Edition]
Raiders of Old California
Actors: Lee Van Cleef, Jim Davis, Donald Diamond, Louis Jean Heydt, Harry Lauter
Director: Albert C. Gannaway
Genres: Westerns
NR     2005     1hr 12min

1857 - Captain Miguel Sebiastian (Lawrence Dobkin) - Tiger of San Luis - and his men defend their land against the invading American troops led by Angus McKane (Jim Davis) but fall short of success. Three years later, with...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Lee Van Cleef, Jim Davis, Donald Diamond, Louis Jean Heydt, Harry Lauter
Director: Albert C. Gannaway
Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/23/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1957
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1957
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 12min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

Similar Movies

Hidden Guns
   UR   2008   1hr 30min
Blood Money
   R   2009   1hr 47min
Treasure of Ruby Hills - starring Zachary Scott
Director: n/a
   NR   2009   1hr 11min

Movie Reviews

Wonderful Example of the B Western
Westy | Pennsylvania | 06/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Raiders of Old California has everything to love about a B Western. There's plenty of action, with hombres biting the dust by the score, and an over the top performance by Jim Davis as the chief outlaw. And it's chock-full of those errors that makes watching these films such a hoot. Even though the story is supposedly set in 1840s and 1850s California, the land grant being fought over is supposedly "from the Pecos to the Rio Grande and north to Santa Fe", placing the setting solidly in Texas and New Mexico. All the uniforms are post-Civil War, and the weapons are Colt .45s and Winchester repeaters, weapons developed in the 1870s. The guns of course never run out of bullets, and even the "wild" cattle are domestic Herefords. Even the Comanches are misplaced, since they never made California their home.

But what's not to like about a film that has more than enough ridin', fightin', and shootin', and Marty Robbins cast against type as a vicious killer.

Raiders is the B Western at its best."
Great fare, A2ZCDS - keep them coming
Gwen W. Rodericks | Hampton, Virginia | 05/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""What an absolutely charming and exciting feature film (Raiders of Old California) - but I would expect nothing less from a feature film starring Lee Van Cleef and Jim Davis. It's such a change from the usual stuff they used to grind out in Hollywood. This one has a REAL story, with REAL performances and breathtaking action. I can watch it endlessly. Great fare, A2ZCDS - keep them coming.""
Lee Van Cleef Vehicle
Deacon | America | 11/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Almost everyone has seen The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, featuring Lee Van Cleef, but most people don't realize that in the 1950s he was legendary for his roles as bad guys in low budget westerns.

Most of those movies never made it cable or VHS so they have mostly been forgotten.

That's why I enjoyed seeing this Lee Van Cleef western vehicle to get a look at him several years before he becamse much more famous in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

It's a fun low budget western and worth watching."