Valdez Is Coming

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Valdez Is Coming ★★½ 1971 (PG-13)

Though not a worldclass western, this filmedin-Spain saga does feature a probing script (based on an Elmore Leonard novel) on the nature of race relations. Fine performance by Lancaster as a Mexican-American who ignites the passions of a town, and ultimately confronts the local land baron. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Jon Cypher, Barton Heyman, Richard Jordan, Frank Silvera, Hector Elizondo; D: Edwin Sherin; W: David Rayfiel; M: Charles Gross.