I was fortunate enough to be given a private viewing of this film by The National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images at Karlavagen 98, Stockholm. They hold a viewing copy only, which seems to be taken from a television screening of this film in Sweden. Despite the picture flickering a lot, the quality is quite good on the TV monitor I viewed it on. As this film is spoken in both Swedish and English, it is a little difficult to follow the storyline, as the majority of the script is in Swedish. The good guys speak Swedish and the villains speak in English, with no subtitles for either language.
The film has all the usual components of a Western, including an apparently clueless hero, just arrived in America, but who turns out to have hidden talents. There's an old-timer, a cute little girl, a dancing troupe of girls who arrive on a stagecoach, 3 injuns who pop up in front of the camera and then pop back down again and, oh, yes, the principal villain (Enrico Gonzales, played by Gerald Mohr), dressed all in black with a double-gun belt tricked in silver. There is a missing oil claim involved and its hiding place is revealed at the end by a much-shot and apparently dying Gonzales, hidden behind one of his "Wanted" posters! But no, he's not dead - fast-forward in film time 10 years and he's selling petrol at "Joe's Gas" to the now-rich Lucky, his former gang now mechanics! This unique film deserves to be given sub-titles and a more general distribution - just for fun!
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