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The Ruthless Four (1968)

Ognuno per sé (original title)
M | | Western | November 1969 (USA)
Four men embark on a mission to unearth a fortune in gold from a mine.

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(as George Holloway)

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Sam Cooper
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Mason
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Brent il Biondo
George Hilton ...
Manolo Sanchez
Sarah Ross ...
Annie
Federico Boido ...
Alfred Brady (as Rick Boyd)
Sergio Doria ...
Hal Brady
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Telegraphist (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Giorgio Gruden ...
Drugstore Owner Lancaster
Hardy Reichelt ...
Slim
Teodoro Corrà ...
U.S. Marshall (as Doro Corra)
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In Nevada, prospector Sam Cooper and his partner strike gold. But Sam's greedy partner starts shooting at Sam who takes refuge inside the gold mine. His partner follows him inside the mine but is blown-up by a dynamite charge set-up by Sam on purpose. Now alone, Sam takes a load of dust gold and heads toward the nearest town. On the way, Sam meets a group of starving desperadoes who steal his horses and his food, ignoring the gold dust in the canvas sacks. Sam dumps the gold dust in the river and goes on foot, passing the Sierras, the desert and the abandoned Spanish Catholic Mission before arriving in town. Once in town, Sam sends a wire to his adoptive son, Manolo Sanchez, whom he trusts, to come meet him. Manolo arrives in town and meets with Sam who asks for Manolo's help in working his secret gold mine. Unfortunatelly, Manolo also runs into an old friend, a ruthless killer named Brent, who wants his share of the gold. Sam is angry but has no choice but to take both Manolo and ... Written by nufs68

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Sam Cooper's Gold Started The Blood Flowing Across The State Of Nevada! See more »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 50800 delivered on 6-2-1968. See more »

Quotes

Mason: Another old partner, huh Cooper?
Sam Cooper: It was him or me.
Mason: Dead man tell no tales.
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Referenced in Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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A weinerschnitzel western
10 May 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Like so many Van Heflin and Gilbert Roland hit the trail for Europe in search of roles in the 60s. This was a German made western so rather than call it a spaghetti western, maybe a weinerschnitzel western would be more appropriate.

Of course I have a prejudice toward any other country attempting the great American art form, but The Ruthless Four is not too bad for the genre. It concerns Van Heflin who already killed one partner trying to do him out of his half. But as he explains it's not the finding, it's the digging and the transportation if you make a big strike that you have to have help and maybe cut them in. But who can you trust when gold is involved?

The trouble is that Heflin, Roland, and George Hilton and Klaus Kinski the young guns who they get all don't trust each other. Not even Heflin and Roland who have history, both good and bad.

This was all done before in better American films like The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre and Lust For Gold. Still this one isn't too bad and Heflin and Roland are always worthwhile.


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