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The Return of Ringo (1965)

Il ritorno di Ringo (original title)
A returning Union Officer discovers that his home has been overrun by Mexican bandits, and infiltrates the gang to restore order and determine if his wife has been faithful to him.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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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Referenced in A Greek Western Tragedy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Il ritorno di Ringo
Lyrics by Maurizio Attanasio as Maurizio Graf
Music by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Maurizio Attanasio as Maurizio Graf
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TERRIFIC REVENGE WESTERN WITH GREAT MORRICONE SCORE.
1 April 2001 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest of all spaghetti westerns and which I saw under the US title THE PISTOLERO.Giuliano Gemma(George Hilton)plays cavalry officer Montgomery Brown who returns to his home after the war to find most of his family dead and his wife and daughter virtual prisoners of a band of Mexican cuthroats who have taken his house and land.Disguising himself as a peon Brown(known as Ringo) begins to formulate the plan that will lead to his ultimate revenge and how satisfying it is when it comes in a welter of bullets,explosions and a good old mano a mano fistfight to close proceedings in style.All this terrific stuff is accompanied by one of Ennio Morricone's greatest scores and a charismatic performance by Gemma which is certainly the equal of Eastwood's in A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS.THE RETURN OF RINGO is quintessential viewing for admirers of the Euro western.


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