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Un treno per Durango (1968)

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2 buddy adventurers witness a train-robbery and are then hunting the robbed gold and they also robbed Helen.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Steffen ...
Gringo
Mark Damon ...
Brown
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Lucas
Dominique Boschero ...
Helen
Roberto Camardiel ...
Lobo
José Bódalo ...
Heraclio
Manuel Zarzo ...
Lobo Henchman
...
Captain of Mexican Army
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Albaicín ...
Lobo Henchman
Simón Arriaga ...
Lobo Henchman
Ric Burton Jr.
José Canalejas ...
Lobo Henchman
Arturo Fuento
Tito García ...
Train Ticket Man
José Manuel Martín ...
Peons Speaker
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2 buddy adventurers witness a train-robbery and are then hunting the robbed gold and they also robbed Helen.

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6 January 1968 (Italy)  »

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Spaghetti with Chorizo Western full of silly humor , noisy action and shootouts
25 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This Spanish/Italian co-production results to be a very funny Western about some roguish adventurers who attempt to rob a fortune from a safe. This entertaining film deals with two buddy adventurers (Anthony Steffen , Enrico Maria Salerno) witness a train-robbery by two groups of bandits ( led by Jose Bodalo and Roberto Camardiel , respectively) and are then chasing the robbed gold and they also took Helen (Dominique Boschero) . Mario Caiano's Western parody is packed with frantic action and silly humor . Italian-Spanish co-production full of action , exaggerated characters, crossfire and lots of humor . This Spaghetti Western concerns about robbing a valuable fortune from a train crossing Mexico to American West and the ruler Porfirio Diaz had for pay to US . Then the rogue thieves along with a cocky American (Mark Damon) team up as three unlikely heroes . This is a surprisingly low-key Spaghetti Western in which three diverse characters joining forces to find the safe and rob a lot of money .

This amusing picture with Spaghetti all-star-cast contains an entertaining plot , action Western , shootouts and bits of campy and refreshing humor . It's an improbable blending of standard Western, tongue-in-cheek and continuous pursuits with no sense . A bemusing premise and interesting casting full of usual Spaghetti make this oater well worth the watching . Delightful Western satire in which three grifters Steffen-Salerno-Damon using his wits , breaking all the rules and kicking virtually every cliché in the pants , as he relentlessly deceives, plunders and robs . Amiable but sometimes lumbering Western satire goes on and on about the same premise , as a lot of minutes are superfluous ,it has half hour of excess , as it packs overblown jokes and antics and some moments turns out to be dull and tiring . Steffen and Salerno steal the show as two improbable rogues , there are very fine, they ravage the screen, , hit and run , besides receive violent punches, kicks and are ultimately buried to reveal the gold whereabout . Furthermore, appears ordinary secondaries of Spaghetti/Paella Western as Jose Luis Martin , Aldo Sambrell, Tito Garcia, Rafael Albaicin, Simon Arriga ,Manuel Zarzo, Jose Canalejas Lorenzo Robledo, and many others . The film mingles slapdash, pursuits, high body-count and it's fast moving and quite entertaining. There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing shootouts, fights or stunts every few minutes . The musician Carlo Rustichelli composes a jolly soundtrack with catching leitmotif and well conducted . Mediocre cinematography by Enzo Barboni in Eastmancolor with negative badly processed . Interior filmed at Elios Studios , Rome , and outdoor sequences filmed , of course , at Almeria, Spain. The film follows in the wake of ¨ Hallelujah trail (65) ¨ by John Sturges ¨ Support your local sheriff ¨ and ¨ Support your local gunfighter ¨ by Burt Kennedy and of course ¨ Blazing saddles (74) ¨ by Mel Brooks , all of them are engaging Western satire and very fun . The picture takes part of a sub-genre in which during the period of the late 60s and 70s combined Spaghetti Western and humor with tongue-in-cheek , for example, ¨The white , yellow and black¨ (Sergio Corbucci) , ¨ My name is Shangai Joe¨(Mario Caiano), ¨The stranger and the gunfighter (Anthony M Dawson), ¨ Vivi o, Preferibilmente, morti( by Duccio Tessari , here screen-writer)" and ¨Trinity and Bambino¨ trilogy ( by Enzo Barboni or E. B. Clucher who is cameraman of ¨Train to Durango¨).

Mario Caiano's direction is well crafted, here he's more cynical and humorous and less inclined toward violence and packs too much action , but especially this slapstick Western contains broad comedy . Caiano is a craftsman who has directed all kind of genres as Peplum as ¨Ulisse vs Ercole¨, ¨I due Gladiatori¨, ¨Maciste Gadiatori di Sparta¨ , Spaghetti : ¨Brandy¨, ¨Avenger of California¨ , ¨Ringo, face of revenge¨ , ¨Bullets don't argue¨, ¨Lone and angry man¨ , Terror : ¨Nightmare castle¨, ¨ Eye in the labyrinth¨ and even Pornonazi as ¨Nazi love camp 27¨. It's an offbeat , muddle and uneven Western but will appeal to Spaghetti aficionados . Rating : 5,5 , riotous Western spoof in which there's too much silly comedy and enough excitement .


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