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In order to avenge a friend and to fulfill his last wish, Rocco has to find out what happened to an army corps that has mysteriously disappeared. He therefore puts on the disguise of a doctor and starts investigating in a somewhat uncomfortable town. Written by
Pleasant Spaghetti Western with lots action , thrills , fights and comedy
1866 , New Mexico territory , the Civil war has finished . The General Lee troops and Union soldiers go back home . Among them a regiment of ¨Sharp shooters¨ of the II brigade of riflemen . But the Infantry battalion has been disappeared on the road to Alamo Fat and the tracks lead to Snake Valley . Sugar Colt ( Hunt Powers )is a former government agent , now retired . He works as professor at ¨ Academy for the spiritual defense of womens right ¨ . His previous chief Pinkerton (George Rigaud ) of the famous Pinkerton's detective agency ask him for help in a dangerous mission. He poses as a doctor named Tom Cooper , including glasses and top hat . Tom goes to Snake Valley where is blackmailed by some nasties and and pay toll 25 cents . After that , at the Snake saloon he meets a beautiful girl named Josefa ( Soledad Miranda ) .
This is a good S.W. plenty of action , shootouts, fist-play and some touches of humor in charge of Sugar Colt character . Tom Cooper or Sugar Colt is a type of James Bond of the West , an elegant marksman and resourceful ¨Bon vivant¨ who is stunningly played by Hunt Powers. It's a co-production Spanish-Italian and of course shot on location in Almeria that is well photographed by cameraman Alejandro Ulloa ( Horror Express) . In the movie appears usual support actors as Spanish : Frank Braña , Jose Canalejas, Luis Barboo , Victor Israel as Italian : Erno Crisa , Fortunato Arena, Nazzareno Zamperla and Ricardo Pizzuti ( customary in Terence Hill and Spencer movies ). Special mention to Soledad Miranda (Jess Frank's muse ) as attractive and rogue young and she unfortunately died by car crash little time after . Original musical score by Luis Enriquez Bacalov and Ennio Morricone is one of the best soundtrack of the Spaghetti genre . The motion picture is professionally directed by Franco Giraldi . This Italian writer / filmmaker ( and Sergio Leone 's assistant director ) so consistently mixed the good with the mediocre that it became quite impossible to know what to expect from him next . He directed four Western with abundant touches of humor ( Seven guns for the MacGregor -66- , 7 women for the MacGregor -1967- ) and one serious and violent ( A minute to pray , a second to day -1968- ). Rating : acceptable and passable movie that will appeal to Spaghetti Western buffs .
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