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Crazy Westerners (1967)

Little Rita nel West (original title)
Little Rita has a dream: she dreams of a better world and she believes that all the evil in the world originates from gold. So she has decided to blow up all the gold she can put her hands ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Rita Pavone ...
Little Rita
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Black Star
Lucio Dalla ...
John Fitzgerald Francis
Teddy Reno ...
The Sheriff
Nina Larker ...
The Orphan
Pinuccio Ardia ...
Jesse - Barman
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Ringo
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Sitting Buffalo
Fernando Sancho ...
Pancho
Nini Rosso ...
Mexican Trumpet Player
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Tribunal President Joseph (as Luigi Pernice)
Romano Puppo ...
Zorro
Mirella Pamphili ...
(as Mirella Pamfili)
Franco Gulà ...
Old lawyer
Enzo Di Natale ...
Django
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Little Rita has a dream: she dreams of a better world and she believes that all the evil in the world originates from gold. So she has decided to blow up all the gold she can put her hands on. In her mission she is assisted by the Indian Chief Bisonte Seduto and by her friend Francis. Little Rita kills Ringo and Django, but she is taken prisoner by the Mexican bandit Sancho who wants to steal her gold. Black Star rescues her and seems determined to help her, but does he? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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7 September 1973 (West Germany)  »

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In an obvious attempt to exploit the later success of Trinita played by Terence Hill, this film was re released in France with all the music sequences edited out and the character of Black Star baptized Trinita. A certain amount of jocks and puns was also added in the French translation of the dialogue supposedly to reinforce the comical dimension of the film. See more »

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Rita sei tutti noi
by Gigli and Musy
Sung by Rita Pavone
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The Little Girls Understand....
31 March 2004 | by (Stirling,Scotland) – See all my reviews

The 'Spaghetti Western' fan's Bible, 'The Good, The Bad and The Violent' by Thomas Weisser really gives this movie a hard time, even voting it one of the Top 10 Worst Spaghetti Westerns Of All Time(No.9 to be exact)...but that's all a little too harsh. Compared to the Franco and Ciccio efforts, or any movie by Demofilo Fidani, or indeed any of the cheap, shoddy Sartana cash-ins; this is quite a solid little movie.

And it's good for a laugh.

Weisser and his cohorts even admit that the sequences in the movie featuring Django are quite droll. As are the scenes with Johnny Ringo and Black Star(called Black 'Stand' in the subtitles of the version I watched). Indeed, the scenes which parody the Spaghetti Western cliches are extremely stylish and very well done.

The song and dance numbers, often cut from American prints, are quite bizarre and I feel that this movie would be better served on a double-bill with 'Head', the Monkees movie.

A word of warning though, if you see this movie on the Japanese DVD then you'd be as well turning the English Subtitles OFF if you want to follow the plot as they make no sense whatsoever...especially in the lyrics to the songs. Or keep them on and get an extra few laughs for your money.

All in all I enjoyed this fun movie and it's certainly an alternative to, say, the vile misogyny of something like Cut-Throats Nine.


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