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James Donald Prindle (story)
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Release Date:
19 September 1963 (Italy) See more »
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An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Richard Harrison ... Richard - Ricardo 'Gringo' Martinez
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart ... Sheriff Lance Corbett (also as G.R. Stuart) (as Giacomo Rossi Stuart)
Mikaela ... Maria Huertas
Sara Lezana ... Elisa ' Lisa' Martinez
Daniel Martín ... Manuel Martinez (as Dan Martin)
Barta Barri ... Lou Stedman (as Barta Barry)

Aldo Sambrell ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guillermo Vera ... Mexicano
Xan das Bolas ... Barbero (uncredited)
José Calvo ... Francisco (uncredited)
José Luis Chinchilla ... Hombre del sheriff (uncredited)
Tito García ... Herrero (uncredited)
Rufino Inglés ... Jugador (uncredited)
Alfonso Rojas ... Don Esteban (uncredited)
Rafael Vaquero ... Tendero (uncredited)

Directed by
Ricardo Blasco  (as Richard Blasco)
 
Writing credits
James Donald Prindle (story) (as J. Prindle)

Albert Band (screenplay) and
Ricardo Blasco (screenplay) (as Richard Blasco)

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
José Gutiérrez Maesso .... executive producer (as J.G. Maesso)
José Gutiérrez Maesso .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone  (as Dan Savio)
 
Cinematography by
Massimo Dallamano  (as Jack Dalmas)
 
Film Editing by
Rosa G. Salgado  (as Rosy Salgado)
 
Set Decoration by
Francisco Canet 
 
Makeup Department
Franck Puyol .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Miguel Ángel Martín Proharán .... production supervisor (as M. A. Proharam)
Jack Smith .... production manager (as John Smith)
Guillermo Zuñiga .... production manager (as Guillermo Zuniga)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Arambillet .... assistant director
 
Stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddy Gillot .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Dicky Jones .... composer: song "A Gringo Like Me"
Ennio Morricone .... musical director (as Leo Nichols)
 
Other crew
Elisabeth Campo .... continuity
Peter Coll .... production assistant
John Gracia .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Duello nel Texas" - Spain (original title)
"Gunfight in Red Sands" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
"Gunfight in the Red Sands" - USA
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Runtime:
97 min | Spain:95 min | West Germany:80 min
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Film debut of Aldo Sambrell.See more »
Soundtrack:
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Landmark Spaghetti Western, 21 March 2010
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

Richard Harrison is a gringo raised by a family of poor Mexican farmers, who have recently discovered gold on their property. He returns home from a war in Mexico to find his father shot down by three strangers looking to take his treasure, leading to a showdown with several local bigots and friction with the town's new sheriff.

Although definitely not the first western shot in southern Spain nor the first Italian-made western, this may have been the first real "spaghetti western" (albeit with American co-writer Albert Band), by Jolley Film of Rome, the studio that made A Fistful Of Dollars the following year.

Some say that El Sabor de la Venganza, released the same year, came before. However, I'm not entirely convinced, as this is the one that's acknowledged as the film debut of Spanish genre star Aldo Sambrell, an actor who appeared in both films.

Harrison, better known for starring in a slew of Italian sword and sandal features, is pretty good playing the sullen, lone-avenger type in this typical but entertaining flick, that benefits greatly from a fast-pace, good action, and gun-play.

This is also notable for being the first western film scored by the great Ennio Morricone. It's not his best, but there's a few good moments, including the catchy main-theme "A Gringo Like Me", featuring a truly odd vocal performance that was changed and made more mainstream for it's CD appearances!

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