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Mestizo (Spain, Italy 1965 / Director: Julio Buchs)

  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Release Date: 1966

Also known as

Django Does Not Forgive (U.S.A.) | Django non perdona (Italy) | Django ne pardonne pas (France) | Mountains (Germany) | Halfbreed | El honor de la policia montada (Spain)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Hugo Blanco (as John Clark)(Peter Lembrock/Django), Susan Campos (as Evelin Therens)(Helen), Gustavo Rojo (Mountie Lex), Frank Braña (killer), Luis Induni, Luis Prendes, Carlos Casaravilla, Armando Calvo, Alfonso Rojas (Officer Lecomte), Ricardo Canales, Ángel Ortiz, Luis Marín, Milo Quesada (Mountie), Alfonso de la Vega (Mountie Renoir), Santiago Rivero, Gonzalo Esquiroz, Juan Cortés, Rufino Inglés, Rafael Romero, Ángel Menéndez, Miguel de la Riva (Mountie), Saturno Cerra, Fernando Sánchez Polack (Riel), Antonio Moreno, Ricardo G. Lilló, Rafael Vaquero, Alfredo Santacruz, Juan de Haro, Rafael Ibáñez, Fernando Bilbao, Denis Heaton, Marcelino Pérez, Antonio Orengo, Nuria Torray, Manuel Miranda
  • Story: Bautista Lacasa
  • Screenplay: Julio Buchs, Jose Luis Martinez Molla
  • Cinematography: Francisco Sánchez Munoz [Eastmancolor, Totalscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Antonio Pérez Olea
  • Producer: José Frade, Luis Méndez


A halfbreed seeks revenge for the death of his sister, who kills herself after being raped by an officer of the Canadian Mounted Police. He gets involved in the historical revolt of halfbreeds and Indians led by Louis Riel in 1885 against the Canadian government.


Unusual European western about racial conflicts. Quite different from a SW, this comparatively lavishly produced film is more interested in its story than in stylistic extravaganza. Mestizo is worth a look, but is far from being as impressive as Julio Buchs' later A Bullet for Sandoval.

The redubbing into a Django film for several international versions does not make any sense and is rather misleading. It only shows how arbitrary and thoughtless the Django term was used.

by Stanton


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