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Robert Woods is out to recover Gatling and his gun from John Ireland and others
I watched a very good widescreen print that ran 110 minutes. It was dubbed into English remarkably well with lip movements often uncannily like the English. In about two brief instances, Italian took over and hard English subtitles appeared on the screen, well done.
I think the John Ireland character has his real voice, which counts for a lot, because he has a juicy role as a half-breed. Ireland is in top acting form. He's in cahoots with a traitor. They've managed to kidnap Gatling and his machine gun, and they plan to ransom Gatling to the North for $1 million and the gun to the South for another $1 million.
The hero, working for the North, is played by Robert Woods, after a complex setup in which he's sprung from prison under an alias. He has plenty of screen cool and poise. It looks to me like Woods did many of his own stunts. One of these involved wrestling a horned steer to the ground. In another he's dragged by a horse. The daylight action is filmed clearly. Some night time action lost me, however, and I didn't turn up the brightness.
This film is on the serious and realistic side. It doesn't involve a huge body count or frivolous barroom brawling. It does bring in two damsels that Woods romances, and one of these has a fiery breakup scene with Ireland.
The music is frequently a funky organ. It's an anomaly for the period of the movie, perhaps a little too much so, but it's not fatal. There was perhaps a little too much exposition near the outset. The title was given as "Gatling Gun".
Overall, this is a watchable and quite pleasing entry in the genre.
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