White Comanche

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White Comanche
Original film poster
Directed by José Briz Méndez
Gilbert Kay
Produced by Sam White
Philip N. Krasne
Vincente Gomez
Written by Frank Gruber
José Briz Méndez
Manuel Gomez Rivera
Robert I. Holt
Starring William Shatner
Joseph Cotten
Music by Jean Ledrut
Cinematography Francisco Fraile
Release date
Running time
93 min.
Country Spain

White Comanche or Comanche blanco or Rio Honcho is a 1968 paella western starring William Shatner in two roles.

The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.[1]


Drifter Johnny Moon (William Shatner) is frequently attacked as he is mistaken for his twin brother Notah who leads Comanche war parties in attacks on the white population whilst he is having visions on peyote. Johnny travels to a Comanche encampment where he challenges his brother to a fight to the death in the town of Rio Honcho.

When Johnny rides into Rio Honcho he finds the town is at boiling point between two warring factions with only Sheriff Lomax (Joseph Cotten) keeping the peace. One of the factions discovers Johnny’s prowess with his six gun and tries to hire him. Johnny says he will give his answer in four days, after the climax with his brother.



William Shatner travelled to Spain In March 1967 during a break from shooting his Star Trek television show.[2] Producer Sam White recalled that Shatner tried to get the NBC network to buy the film to show on television.[3]


  1. ^ Wilson, John (2005). The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-69334-0. 
  2. ^ p.124 Hauck, Dennis William Captain Quirk Kensington Publishing Corporation, 01/10/1995
  3. ^ p.418 Bruskin, David N., White, Jack, White, Jules, White, Sam The White brothers: Jack, Jules & Sam White Directors Guild of America, 01/05/1990

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