Dude Bandit is an archetypal Hoot Gibson western utilizing his great skills as an actor and cowboy. Gibson is beloved by classic western film fans for being a legitimate cowboy who could actually ride, shoot, and fight with the best of them. Here in one of his later films, Gibson cleverly tricks the bad guys by pretending to be a nincompoop to get his enemies to drop their guards. In the midst of ferreting out a murderer and uncovering his plot, Gibson also becomes smitten with the gorgeous Gloria Shea before the explosive conclusion. All in all, Dude Bandit is top choice western film fare.