Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ... See full summary »
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged. While he waits to witness their execution, they escape; and the... See full summary »
In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.
Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an American lawman. They eventually become allies and team up with Welch to take up the cause of the Indians. Written by
Though this movie has often been called a "spaghetti western", it actually isn't. That term is applied to westerns that were filmed by European companies (usually Italian), with a European (usually Italian) cast and crew and shot in Spain, because its terrain closely resembles the northeast Mexico/southwest US area. Although this film was shot in Spain, it was filmed by an American studio (20th Century-Fox) with an American director, producer, writers and mostly American crew. Star Burt Reynolds' previous film, Navajo Joe (1966), would be properly regarded as a "spaghetti western", but not this one. See more »
In the confusion after the rebels storm the compound and save them from execution, Sarita waves her rifle toward the main gate and shouts at Lydecker and Yaqui Joe, "vamoose!". There is no word vamoose in Spanish. The word is "vamonos" meaning "let's go". See more »
Yaqui Joe Herrera:
I know all about them small town barber shop cutting sheriffs. I know all about them big town, big belly, billy club swinging policemen from St. Louis.
YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHIN'!
Yaqui Joe Herrera:
THE HELL I DON'T! They look you up and down and you're guilty! You don't get no trial, just like we ain't gonna get one now.
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I just rewatched "100 Rifles" and it is still a joy to watch, good actors and effective action makes this very spaghetti-like US western simmer, as well as a very sexy Raquel Welsh. Made 2 years before Leone made his "Duck You Sucker" and has a surprisingly lot of elements in common with it. A healthy dose of humor is also infused into this film. 7/10
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