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Requiem for a Gringo (1968)

Réquiem para el gringo (original title)
(1968) Lang Jeffries, Fernando Sancho, Femi Benussi, Carlos Gaddi. A unique Euro-western with the hero as an astrologist who wears a leopard suit. Sure, theres a revenge theme, but overall ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Lang Jeffries ...
Ross Logan
Fernando Sancho ...
Porfirio Carranza
Femi Benussi ...
Alma (as Femy Benussi)
Carlo Gaddi ...
Ted
Rubén Rojo ...
Tom
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Charly Plata
Carlo Simoni ...
Dan
Giuliana Garavaglia ...
Lupe (as Giuly Garr)
Ángel Álvarez ...
Samuel
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Nina
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(1968) Lang Jeffries, Fernando Sancho, Femi Benussi, Carlos Gaddi. A unique Euro-western with the hero as an astrologist who wears a leopard suit. Sure, theres a revenge theme, but overall this is a different brand of spaghetti. Its very moody and feels like a Euro-horror film in spots. Aka Requeim for a Gringo Color, 16mm Written by Anonymous

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23 August 1968 (Italy)  »

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Requiem for a Gringo  »

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ESP 13,143,810 (Spain)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Telecolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Weird and entertaining
16 November 2005 | by (The underworld of forgotten B-movies) – See all my reviews

"Requiem para un gringo" is the kind of eurowestern that is hard to define. The main character is dressed in a Leopard suit...but he's also an Astrologist!!! Apart from that, the story is simple as in many westerns vengeance is the only point, but not the usual vengeance, I wont say much, don't want to spoil it...I gave you a clue already.

L. Merino, the director, was more interested in horror and sci-fi than in westerns, maybe that is why this film looks (and works) as an horror film in many moments, which makes it much more interesting and bizarre, the dialogues are somewhat silly, but the camera work is very rich and the acting is good enough, as you can imagine the movie is full of stereotypes as it was made in Spain in the late sixties "golden age" of Spanish westerns. Marisa Paredes (Pedro Almodovar's favorite actress) appears in this film (at the age of 18) more beautiful than ever, but also check out for other beautiful women...

Must say that I enjoyed the movie a lot. Don't miss this one if you have the chance.


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