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Trusting Is Good... Shooting Is Better (1968)

T'ammazzo!... Raccomandati a Dio (original title)
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A drifter and a criminal seek gold willed to the drifter by the criminal's wife.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ...
Glenn Reno
The Colonel
Roy Fulton
Mimmo Palmara ...
Frank Richards (as Dick Palmer)
Piero Vida ...
The Portugese
Franco Ressel ...
Mr. Hartman
Monica Pardo ...
Saloon girl
Andrea Scotti ...
Mr. Higgins (as Andrew Scott)
Franco Gulà ...
Old man at the beginning
Carla Brait ...
Rossella Bergamonti
Renato Chiantoni ...
dr. Aloisius
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Sheriff Hawkins (as Ivan Giovanni Scratuglia)
Enzo Andronico ...


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17 August 1968 (Italy)  »

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2.35 : 1
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A Diet Spaghetti Western
14 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Man, Italians Westerns that are as average as this are hard to find. Mostly there's either a huge body count, some nice stylistic touches, or some over the top gun play to keep you going. This one, starring George Hilton (of Dinner with a vampire and Raiders of Atlantis), John Ireland (of Run Man Run and an episode of the Littlest Hobo) and George Mitchell (of Frankenstein 80 and Achtung! The Desert Tigers) kinds of keeps going over the same ground until the film ends.

What I mean is, you've got the usual bunch of folk after some gold (like Run Man Run) who keep double crossing each other or forging unlikely alliances (which happens so often in spaghetti westerns that it actually defies conventional mathematics by occurring in 107% of spaghetti westerns! How is that even possible?. However, this film just keeps doing that over and over and over again with little or no variation.

Seriously. Someone has the gold hidden somewhere, others get together to get it, there's maybe a shoot out or a punch up, the gold ends up somewhere else, repeat until the non-ending.

I've watched a lot of Italian Westerns, and this is only the second that wasn't that great. It gets points for George Hilton being good (as usual), some nice comedic scenes, but that's about it. Put this way low on your 'watch list'.

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