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Joe l'implacabile (1967)

In order to put an end to the numerous ambushes on the gold transports which are a real menace to the finances of the American government, the agent Joe Ford, called Dynamite Joe due to his... See full summary »

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(as Anthony Dawson)

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(story) (as María Del Carmine Martínez), (screenplay) (as María Del Carmine Martínez)
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Rik Van Nutter ...
'Dynamite Joe' Ford
Halina Zalewska ...
Betty
Merce Castro ...
Ragazza bruna
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Jury Nelson
Barta Barri ...
Cigno
Aldo Cecconi ...
Frank
Alfonso Rojas ...
Sheriff Stanton
Santiago Rivero ...
Senator Senneth
Dario De Grassi ...
Scott
Ricardo Palacios ...
El Sol
Claudio Scarchilli ...
Jack Foster
Vicente Roca ...
Bank director
Mario Pluchino
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In order to put an end to the numerous ambushes on the gold transports which are a real menace to the finances of the American government, the agent Joe Ford, called Dynamite Joe due to his liking for explosives, is entrusted with controlling the next transfer.

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15 February 1967 (Italy)  »

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Referenced in Quiet Days in Clichy (1970) See more »

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Di Ynamighty
By Don Powell and Carlo Savina
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So-so Spaghetti/Paella Western co-produced by Italy/Spain , being regularly directed by Antonio Margheritti and shot in Almeria , of course .
8 August 2016 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Middling Italian-Spanish Western with habitual actors , customary scenarios and realized in Spaghetti/Chorizo style , including hilarious touches here and there . The film displays thrills , noisy action , riding pursuits , shootouts , lots of blow-up , final twist , and being enough entertaining . It is a decent/passable , though mediocre , Macaroni Western starred by acceptable actors from Spaghetti . It stars Joe (a Bond-style starring , being decently played by Rik Van Nutter) who is hired by powerful bankers to get a gold shipment safely through a perilous territory . As Joe is contracted by the USA government to get the gold shipment to its destination , being supported by an old swagger called Sponge (Barta Barri) and a honest sheriff named Stanton (Alfonso Rojas) . Along the way they find all kinds of dangers , treason , and unexpected attacks . Joe is doublé-crossed and targeted by a second outfit of robbers led by a nasty Mexican bandit nicknamed El Sol (Ricardo Palacios) , chasing the shipment of gold , a great number of traitors and corrupt rich businessmen .

Dynamite Joe starts off with colorful opening credits on characters from the film , it tends to center on the protagonist , Rik Van Nutter , dressed in Clint Eastwood's style , including ¨Poncho¨ , who faces off a motley group of villains . Acceptable though middling Pepperoni Western in which a drifter resolves a conflict among nasty robbers that want to take a gold shipment when the US government attempts to transport it in a safe place . All in all , this film is predominantly an Italian film rather than a Spanish one . It's an Italian/Spanish realization , two country co-production but is clearly dominated by the Italian contingent and the traditional leanings of the Spanish producers of the time have their stamp on the entire proceedings . Passable Spaghetti Western realized in traditional as well as comical style with a screenplay written by Maria Carmen Martínez Roman who wrote numerous westerns , such as : Sheriff Won't Shoot , Réquiem for a Gringo , Winchester Bill , In a Colt's Shadow , Fury of Johnny Kid and the classic Django kill ; including amusing dialogue , silly situations , plot twists and turns . Italian-Spanish co-production filmed in Almeria , full of familiar faces , action , exaggerated characters , crossfire and lots of shots . The film packs comical elements , tongue-in-cheek , thrills , shootouts , floods , high body-count and and results to be quite entertaining . It's a middle-budget film with ordinary actors , technicians , decent production values and average results . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing some shoot'em up , explosions , or stunts every few minutes . It's an exciting western with breathtaking showdown between starring Rik Van Nutter and his contenders , Renato Baldini , Ricardo Palacios , adding some thrilling as well as spectacular scenes as when Jim uses dynamite against his enemies .

Sympathetic acting by Rik van Nutter who takes on a band of crooks , unethical banker & his gang . Rik , who often used pseudonym Clyde Rogers , was an actor and writer , known for ¨007's Thunderball¨ (1965), ¨Space Men¨ (1960) , ¨The Revenge of Ivanhoe¨ (1965) , ¨Buffalo Bill Cody¨ (1965) and this one , ¨Dynamite Joe¨ (1967). He was married to Emily Frankel and Anita Ekberg, and he died in 2005 . Sexy female cast members accompany to him , such as Halina Zalewska , and Merce Castro . Support cast is pretty well , filled by intimate faces as Spanish actors : Barta Barry , Ricardo Palacios , Alfonso Rojas , Saturno Cerra , and Italian : Renato Baldini , among others . The picture well photographed by Manuel Merino . However , being necessary a fine remastering because of the film-copy is washed-out . Mostly filmed in atmospheric scenarios on location in Almeria . There are many fine technicians and nice assistant direction and adequate production design by the usual Teddy Villalba , he creates a good scenario . Very enjoyable musical score by Carlo Savina , including catching songs at the beginning and the end , including a couple of songs by a saloon girl .

This oddball motion picture was professionally directed by Antonio Margheriti , though it has flaws and gaps . Antonio M. Dawson was born in 1930 , Rome, and died in 2002 . He was a director and writer , and especially known for his works with miniatures , explosions and flood sequences . Antonio shoots with ordinary aplomb and being famous for Yor (1983), Virus (1980) and Horror castle (1963) . Italian writer-director of horror and exploitation films, a former university engineering student who began in films in 1956 . He was also an expert in special optical effects , FX , and model-making . Often used the pseudonym 'Anthony M. Dawson'. He directed all kind of genres such as Wartime : The last hunter , Tornado , Code Name : Wild Geese , Commando Leopard , Der Commander ; Sci-Fi : War of planets , Planet on the prowl , Criminali Della Galassia ; Action : Operazione Goldman , Indio , The Squeeze , Cyberflic ; Terror : The Virgin of Nuremberg , Virus or Cannibal Apocalypse , Alien from the Deep , Flesh for Frankestein and Spaghetti : Joko , Dynamite Joe ,The Stranger and the Gunfighter , Take a hard ride , And God Said to Cain .


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