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Gunfight at Red Sands (1963)

Duello nel Texas (original title)
An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.

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Credited cast:
Richard Harrison ...
Richard - Ricardo 'Gringo' Martinez
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Sheriff Lance Corbett (as G.R. Stuart)
Mikaela ...
Maria Huertas
Sara Lezana ...
Elisa ' Lisa' Martinez
Daniel Martín ...
Manuel Martinez (as Dan Martin)
Barta Barri ...
Lou Stedman (as Barta Barry)
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Juan Guardo (as Ald Sambrell)
Agustín González ...
Risitas Wilson (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Barbara Simon ...
Rosa Cardena (as Bruna Simoniato)
Ángel Solano ...
Miller (as Mike Solano)
Gonzalo de Esquiroz ...
King Wilson (as Gonzalo Ezquiro)
Rodolfo del Campo ...
Doctor (as Sam Field)
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Guillermo Vera ...
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An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.

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Composer Dan Savio is Ennio Morricone, using one of the two pseudonyms he used for early work. See more »

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A Gringo Like Me
Performed by Dick Jones
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a solid, entertaining shoot-em-up
19 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gunfight At Red Sands is an excellent early spaghetti western. It is probably the best pre-1964 eurowestern I have seen.

I wouldn't be surprised if this spaghetti was the one that started it all, as far as the style goes. The other early examples of the genre I have seen seem to be lacking in the defining characteristics that make these films so great, but this movie has all of the stylistic elements in place. The ultra-bleak depiction of life in the west, a couple of oddball off-kilter characters, a great music score (by the master, Morricone, no less), some great suspense-building camera work, a dramatic showdown, and lots of rousing action really make this one stand out.

The acting in the film is very good, and definitely above-average for a eurowestern. Richard Harrison is great in the role of "Gringo." Giacomo Rossi-Stuart also does an excellent job in the role of Sheriff Corbett. All of the other players are great as well. The character "Lisa," played by Sara Lezana, is one of the strongest female characters I have seen in a western. She's every bit as tough, and can shoot as well as any other character in the story, and she has a very prominent role in the most important action scenes of the film.

The story is a very engaging one, and it moves along at a really good pace. There are no slow parts or fillers in this movie. There is also a strong element of mystery, as Gringo has to do a fair amount of detective work to figure out who murdered his father.

All in all, this is a great movie that no spaghetti western fan should overlook.


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