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The Comancheros (1961) was a Action - Western Film directed by Michael Curtiz and John Wayne and produced by George Sherman.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Paul Wellman published in 1952.

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The Comancheros (1961)

By Beatrice on Jun 23, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Comancheros Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by James Edward Grant and Clair Huffaker from a novel by Paul Wellman 1961/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This is your average late John Wayne film in his avuncular ?mode. ?It does boast a partially scalpe... Read full article


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Paul Regret: Am I to believe that you weighed and appraised and then selected me out of all the men on this boat?
Pilar Graile: Do not be too conceited. It's not a very large boat.


Paul Regret: Mind a suggestion friend? Trouble with you is you don't enjoy the game for its own rewards: stimulation, relaxation, pleasant association, and interesting conversation.
Tully Crow: Shut your mouth.


Paul Regret: How do you know you killed him?
Ranger Capt. Jake Cutter: There wasn't time not to!


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Paul Wellman wrote the novel with Cary Grant in mind as Paul Regret. However, by the time the film was made in 1961 Grant was too old for the part, and would never have taken second billing to John Wayne.
During much of the shooting, director Michael Curtiz was seriously ill (he died of cancer shortly after the film's release). On the days when Curtiz was too ill to work, John Wayne took over direction of the film, and when it was completed he told the studio that he did not want credit as co-director and insisted that Curtiz' name alone appear as director.
Besides the name of William H. Clothier, the film's director of photography, another crew member's name that appears in the hotel registry signed by "Ed McBain" is that of Jack R. Berne, an assistant director on the film.
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