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The Return of Ringo (1965)
"Il ritorno di Ringo" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  1966 (USA)
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Once again billed as Montgomery Wood, Giuliano Gemma plays a civil war soldier who returns to his family land to find his family decimated, his property taken over by a family of Mexican ... See full summary »

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Finito in prigione per avere ucciso, per legittima difesa, tre uomini mentre giocava a campana, Ringo viene liberato per infiltrarsi tra i banditi capeggiati da Sancho che, dopo una rapina ... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Lorella De Luca
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Complete credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ...
Capt. Montgomery Brown / 'Ringo' (as Montgomery Wood)
Fernando Sancho ...
Esteban Fuentes
Lorella De Luca ...
Helen Brown / Hally Fitzgerald (as Hally Hammond)
Nieves Navarro ...
Rosita, the Saloon-girl
Antonio Casas ...
Sheriff Carson
Manuel Muñiz ...
Myosotis / Morning Glory (as Pajarito)
Mónica Sugranes ...
Elizabeth Brown
Víctor Bayo ...
Jeremiah Pitt, the Saloon owner
Tunet Vila ...
Mimbreno, the Apache medicine man
Juan Torres ...
Bartender at Mimbres' village
Jose Halufi ...
Gravedigger
George Martin ...
Don Fernando Paco Fuentes
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Once again billed as Montgomery Wood, Giuliano Gemma plays a civil war soldier who returns to his family land to find his family decimated, his property taken over by a family of Mexican bandits and his fiancee about to marry the Mexican gangster behind all this. Bent on revenge, he goes undercover disguised as a Mexican and discovers he has a daughter! Written by Cristian Redferne <harlock1997@geocities.com>

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The video distribution in Brazil by Ocean Filmes was made under the title "Uma Pistola para Ringo" which is the literal translation of the earlier film _Una pistola per Ringo (1965)_, by the same director and mostly the same cast and crew. Shortly after, the distributor made a new edition with both 1965 Ringo titles. The problem was widely known, but not enough to prevent USA Filmes from committing the same mistake when it distributed the film in DVD. See more »

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Il ritorno di Ringo
Lyrics by Maurizio Attanasio as Maurizio Graf
Music by Ennio Morricone
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"Sono tornato!". Excellent Giuliano Gemma
7 April 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The director Duccio Tessari, who began his career as a sword and sandal movie maker, made his second western "Il Ritorno di Ringo" with a crew almost identical to that of his first western "Una Pistola per Ringo". But I personally prefer this "Ritorno" definitely to "Una Pistola": While the style of "Una Pistola" was still very similar to sword and sandal movies, and therefore didn't appeal to me especially, in "Ritorno" one sees a new style clearly differs from sandal movies: a high wind blows sands and hay through a town, the pictures , and the sore as well, are more melancholy and gloomy.

Tessari nevertheless doesn't hide his 'sword and sandal origin': the plot was taken from the last part of Homor's Odyssey, and in fact he well succeeded in transferring the Greek legend into a western. No wonder, as who could better treat Greco-Roman Classics than educated Italians? Giuliano Gemma in this movie is excellent. I cannot imagine how an other spaghetti western star would play the role of Ringo, while Ringo of "Una Pistola" could be, I think, played by anyone other (for example George Hilton or Terence Hill?).

And please let me give a tip for male viewers: If you wished to enjoy spaghetti westerns together with your wife, your girlfriend or your daughter, please begin with Gemma's westerns. She would like him. Actually Gemma was so popular with Japanese girls in the 60s/70s as Leonardo DiCaprio now. I know very well, because I myself was one of those girls at that time.


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