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The Ruthless Four (1968)
"Ognuno per sé" (original title)

M  -  Western  -  November 1969 (USA)
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This superior Spaghetti western scrutinizes the greed and paranoia that afflict four men as they struggle among themselves to unearth a fortune in gold from a remote Southwestern mine ...

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Sam Cooper
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Mason
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Brent il Biondo
George Hilton ...
Manolo Sanchez
Sarah Ross ...
Anna
Federico Boido ...
Alfred Brady (as Rick Boyd)
Sergio Doria ...
Hal Brady
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Telegraphist (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Giorgio Gruden ...
Drugstore owner
Hardy Reichelt
Teodoro Corrà ...
U.S. Marshall (as Doro Corra)
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This superior Spaghetti western scrutinizes the greed and paranoia that afflict four men as they struggle among themselves to unearth a fortune in gold from a remote Southwestern mine without falling prey to each other's bullets.

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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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Four Great Stars
20 September 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

After killing his treacherous partner and having his horses stolen, Van Heflin contacts his adoptive son George Hilton, asking him to come to the desert and help mine a rich gold-strike.

However, things are complicated when Heflin realizes that Hilton's sinister partner (Klaus Kinski, dressed like a priest!) has followed him from Denver and is inserting himself in the mix, forcing Heflin to enlist the help of old "pal" (and former Cisco Kid) Gilbert Roland as a way of protecting his interests. The result of this uneasy alliance provides mucho suspense and excitement.

Speaking of Hilton and Kinski's partnership, there's definitely something weird going on between these two that I can't quite put my finger on. (gay?) Even after demonstrating what a detestable person he is, Kinski still seems to have a very strange hold on him!

One particularly enjoyable scene occurs at the burned down mission where a tense Roland (who's great in this) does a short flamenco dance, anticipating a heated gun battle.

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the making of this movie to witness the interaction between the raving madman Klaus Kinski and old Hollywood guys Heflin and Roland!


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