Johnny Forest, bounty hunter, attempts to carry out his mother's dying wish that he bring in his outlaw brother, Clint, alive. On the run from Jurago, a former partner he has crossed, Clint... See full summary »
Johnny Forest, bounty hunter, attempts to carry out his mother's dying wish that he bring in his outlaw brother, Clint, alive. On the run from Jurago, a former partner he has crossed, Clint accepts Johnny's help, and agrees to surrender ..... for now. Written by
Tom Seldon <email@example.com>
The good and the bad in two half-brothers blurred by complications
Well-acted scenario of one brother (Gianni Garko) tracking his half-brother (Claudio Camasi) for the reward. Camasi had killed their father in anger and blamed Garko for it who went to prison for 10 years. Camasi is a charming but often despicable cold-hearted psychopath with love-hate feelings to Garko and even to his father.
Complicating matters is an outlaw gang that Camasi robs of gold. They chase him and Garko gets in the middle so that the two brothers have a partial reconciliation. The last half of the story is a tale of gold. Claude Lang who looks a bit like Sophia Loren brightens up the tale.
The photography features some very good outdoor rugged scenery. The town is rundown and almost deserted. The music is suitably spaghetti western. Several flashbacks are more romantic in nature and a bit pretentious.
There is a scene of Garko tied upside down that is very well done. Either he did the scene himself or the cutting and double work was seamless. It looked very realistic.
Camasi really steals the picture, but Garko holds his own. So does Lang. Piero Lulli is strong as the outlaw chief; he was also strong in Shanghai Joe.
Good solid rough-hewn western except for the flashbacks. The very last brief one was unnecessary and detracted from the film.
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