Bandolero!

directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Western"
Year of Release:1968
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:05/18/2015
Description:This one is pretty dumb. Dee Bishop (Dean Martin) and his gang ride into town and rob the bank, killing a wealthy local citizen. The citizen's trophy wife widow, Maria (Raquel Welch) decides to head back to Mexico. Bishop and his gang are caught and sentenced to be hung. Dee's brother Mace (Jimmy Stewart) poses as the hangman and helps the gang escape. They run into Maria on the way to the border and take her hostage. The sheriff, July Johnson (George Kennedy), yearns for Maria and sets off after them with a posse. After everybody leaves town after the bad guys, Mace robs the bank. He catches up with his brother and they head into Mexico, followed by Johnson. Along the way, Maria falls in love with Dee. They're finally caught a second time, but then bandits show up and there's a huge shoot-out, Bandoleros on one side against the sheriff, his posse and the bank robbers on the other. The bad guys ride up and down the street and get killed by the dozen, as does most of the other side. When the shooting finally stops, Only Johnson, Maria and two posse members are left alive. Maria buries the brothers and rides out of town with Johnson.
My Rating:5

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Review - Bandolero!

If you cut out the scenes of men riding horses and men walking next to horses, this movie would be about half an hour long. I guess I was supposed to root for the brothers Dee and Mace, but they were killers a bank robbers. There wasn't really a point to Raquel Welch's character except to look like Raquel Welch. She was a prostitute who married a rich guy she didn't love and when he is killed, she takes off into the wilderness (even though she now owns her rich husband's ranch) and gets kidnapped and held as hostage by the murder — who she promptly falls in love with. And the final scene, where the bandolero just ride up and down the street of the Mexican town while the sheriff and his men and the bank robbers pick them off in droves ... Just ridiculous. Almost all of the "good guys" are killed only when, for some odd reason, they run out into the street one at a time to confront a dozen or so men on horses.
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