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The Comancheros
The Comancheros
Actors: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin
Directors: John Wayne, Michael Curtiz
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Military & War
NR     2003     1hr 47min

John Wayne is Capt. Jake Cutter, a Texas Ranger determined to crush a powerful outlaw gang that's selling guns to the Indians. Cutter is also trying to bring in gambler Paul Regret (Whitman), who's wanted for murder. Bot...  more »

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Actors: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin
Directors: John Wayne, Michael Curtiz
Creators: William H. Clothier, Louis R. Loeffler, George Sherman, Clair Huffaker, James Edward Grant, Paul Wellman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Military & War
Sub-Genres: John Wayne, Westerns, Military & War
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
Original Release Date: 10/30/1961
Theatrical Release Date: 10/30/1961
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Peter Q. (Petequig)
Reviewed on 12/2/2010...
A Duke classic...great cast.
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Movie Reviews

Classic western
Undertaker | 05/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finally, "The Comancheros" is released on DVD. This is one of Wayne's best, and most enjoyable westerns(that says a lot, because the Duke's westerns were always classic). The acting is superb, Stuart Whitman turning out one of his best performances, and John Wayne underrated as usual. Lee Marvin also makes a powerful, short performance. That cast alone makes for a classic. Michael Curtiz's("Casablanca"-1942) last film, he creates one of the better 1960's westerns. Several people have mentioned the guns in the film. Historical facts are often changed to create entertaining films. This film is not a history lesson, it is an example of classic hollywood at it's best. A well crafted, fun, classic western. Recommended for both fans of classic westerns, and classic films in general."
Excellent Duke western
T O'Brien | Chicago, Il United States | 06/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Comancheros is another great John Wayne western with a great supporting cast. The story follows Captain Jake Cutter, a Texas ranger, and his efforts to capture a prisoner, and then to infiltrate a group of gunrunners and bandits, the Comancheros. This group has been supplying the Comanches with repeating rifles who then wreak havoc on the area. There is plenty of action here with numerous shootouts, and also plenty of great characters. At parts during this movie, I wondered why the Duke never took more comedic roles since he is very funny in several scenes. John Wayne plays Captain Jake Cutter, the big, brawling Texas Ranger who attempts to bring in a prisoner who keeps escaping his grasp, "Monsoor" Paul Regret, played by Stuart Whitman very well. Another notable performance is Lee Marvin's Crow, the contact between Cutter and the Comancheros. He doesn't have a very big part, but what is there is very good. The film also stars Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Michael Ansara, Patrick Wayne, Bruce Cabot, and Joan O'Brien. Elmer Bernstein also turns in another excellent score that has elements of the Sons of Katie Elder and The Great Escape. The DVD offers a widescreen presentation which looks very good, two trailers(one in Spanish), and also Movie Tone News about an award presented involving the movie. More John Wayne movies should be put out like this, and I give credit to the companies putting out so many new ones recently. A very exciting, enjoyable Duke western that all his fans will love!"
Rollicking good time.
William W. Miller | Sparks, NV United States | 02/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"John Wayne as the texas ranger whose job it is intially to bring in gambler Stuart Whitman is great fun with a great score to support this technicolor action and buddy film. The title refers to a group of white outlaws who rile up the indians against the settlers. Ina Balin is the lady with a connection to the outlaw clan that Stuart lays claim to and eventually wins. Wayne as the senior member of this buddy team helps out in the romance department being a little long of tooth to be the romantic focal point though there is a brief indication of a love interest for his character as well. Stuart becomes a reluctant ranger in order to save himself from deportation back to Louisiana and an appointment with a hangman for winning a dueling contest and he is teamed with Wayne to locate the outlaw gang. The scenes between the two while they travel together initially as ranger and prisoner and finally as evolving friends and allies are most entertaining.
Pleanty of action and entertaining dialogue. Cast is populated by a number of Wayne's stock company of actors and includes Lee Marvin in a relatively brief role as, what else, a bad guy. One of the most fun of Wayne's westerns before he started playing parodys of himself."