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4 Dollars of Revenge (1966)

Cuatro dólares de venganza (original title)
| Western | 1966 (Italy)
Bandits ambush Capt. Roy Dexter of the U.S. Cavalry while he and his men escort a fortune in Confederate gold coins. Only Dexter survives the attack. He's subsequently sentenced to life in ... See full summary »

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Roy Dexter (as Robert Wood)
Dana Ghia ...
Mercedes
Angelo Infanti ...
Barry Haller (as Angelo Infante)
Antonio Casas ...
Colonel Jackson
José Manuel Martín ...
Manuel de Losa
Gérard Tichy ...
Clifford
Tomás Torres
Giulio Maculani
Antonio Molino Rojo ...
Dave Griffith
Osvaldo Genazzani
Gardenia Polito
Lucio Rosato
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Bandits ambush Capt. Roy Dexter of the U.S. Cavalry while he and his men escort a fortune in Confederate gold coins. Only Dexter survives the attack. He's subsequently sentenced to life in prison on the false belief he masterminded the ambush. Escaping from prison, Dexter sets about tracking down and exposing the true culprits. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Lightweight But Satisfying
5 May 2011 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

In the waning days of the Civil War, politically ambitious Cavalry officer Robert Woods is ambushed by bandits, while transporting captured Confederate gold. Before long, part of the stolen loot mysteriously resurfaces at his home, leading to court-martial, imprisonment, escape and vengeance.

There's nothing really new here and no real bankable stars. However, the Count Of Monte Cristo-like story is engaging enough. It's short and unpretentious, with colorful action sequences, a great score, and pretty good photography, all making this worth watching for fans of Italian westerns. A few good plot twists don't hurt either.

Co-writer Bruno Corbucci went on to create, with his brother Sergio, some truly great westerns, Italian or otherwise.


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