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Valdez Is Coming Details


Adapted from an Elmore Leonard novel, Valdez is Coming stars Burt Lancaster in the title role. A scrupulously honest Mexican-American marshal, Bob Valdez is double-crossed and humiliated by wealthy, unscrupulous rancher Jon Cypher. Since Cypher has the law on his side, Valdez is obliged to mete out his own justice. He kidnaps Cypher's mistress Susan Clark to force the rancher's hand. At first, Cypher is able to rally a group of tough hombres against Valdez, but one by one they side with the marshal. Director Edwin Sherin, who'd helmed the Broadway production of [[Feature~V20806~The Great White Hope~thegreatwhitehope]], makes several rather anachronistic points regarding the film's racial issues; on the other hand, Valdez is Coming is one of the most-authentic looking westerns ever made-right down to the deglamorization of Susan Clark, who in a 1950s film might have looked as though she'd just visited a frontier branch of Max Factor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Burt Lancaster
as Bob Valdez
Susan Clark
as Gay Erin
Jon Cypher
as Tanner
Barton Heyman
as El Segundo
Richard Jordan
as R.L. Davis
Hector Elizondo
as Rider
Roberta Haynes
as Polly
Lex Monson
as Rincon
Juan Fernandez
as Mexican Buyer
Per Barclay
as Bartender
Candida Losada
as Tracker
Nick Cravat
Tom McFadden
Michael Hinn
as Merchant
Joaquin Parra
Tony Epper
as Bodyguard
Concha Hombria
as Inez
Juanita Penaloza
as Apache Woman
Frank Silvera
as Diego


Edwin Sherin
Sam Manners
Roland Kibbee
David Rayfiel
Elmore Leonard
Book Author
Gabor Pogany
Joel Schiller
Production Designer
Roland Kibbee
Executive Producer
Edwin Sherin
Executive Producer
Rafael Salazar
Set Designer
Bud Alper
Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Gaspar
Special Effects
Kim Manners
Second Assistant Director