Llanero, El

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El Llanero (Spain 1963 / Director: Jesus Franco)

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Also known as

The Jaguar (U.S.A.) | Le Jaguar (France) | Sfida selvaggia (Italy) | Desafio Selvagem (Brazil)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: José Suárez (Jose 'The Jaguar' Mendoza), Sylvia Sorrente [as Silvia Sorente](Lolita), Roberto Camardiel (General Juano), Manuel Zarzo (Carlos), Todd Martin (Lieutenant Alberto Kalman), Roberto Font (Padre Francisco), Marta Reves (Inés Saltierra), Félix Dafauce (Colonel Mendoza), Xan das Bolas (gold train officer), María Vico (Marina, maid), Beni Deus (Saltierra officer), Georges Rollin (Colonel Fernando Saltierra), Alicia Altabella, Elsa Cabada, Machucambos (band)
  • Also with: Mike Brendel (Carlos, hangman), Guillermo Vera (Jaguar blowgun bandit), Sandalio Hernández (Jaguar pipesmoking bandit), Tito Garcí­a (poker dealer), Guillermo Mendez (soldier), Jesus Franco ('visionary' sleepy guard), Antonio G. Cara, Albertina Escobar, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Francisco Serrano
  • Story: Jesus Manera [as David Khuyne]
  • Screenplay: Nicole Guettard [as Nicole David], Jesus Manera [as Jesus Franco]
  • Cinematography: Emilio Foriscot [black & white - Totalscope]
  • Music: Daniel J. White
  • Producer: Julian Esteban


This unusual western from prolific director Jesus Franco begins in 1863 Venezuela during the closing days of the civil war. Georges Rollin, in his final role, portrays Col. Saltierra, who storms the hacienda of ruling Colonel Mendoza (Felix Dafauce) and kills everyone inside except for Mendoza's son Jose (Jose Suarez), who escapes with a servant (Roberto Camardiel). Several years later, Saltierra has gained complete control of the area, but finds himself constantly sabotaged by a shadowy band of revolutionaries led by a man known only as "The Jaguar." At this point, the film turns into more of a romance than might be expected, as Jose falls in love with Saltierra's pretty daughter Ines (Marta Reves). Ines is engaged to marry Lt. Alberto Kalman (Todd Martens), but Jose intervenes, leading to the expected conclusion. Silvia Sorente's steamy performance as a dancer-informant is the highlight of this entertaining curio, which also includes an appearance by 1960s pop stars Los Machucambos as a trio of revolutionaries.

External Links

Internet Movie Database

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