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Forgotten Pistolero (1969)

Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria (original title)
Mann is a gunman informed by a childhood friend that his father was murdered years earlier by his mother and her lover. To make matters worse, Mann's sister, who is in love with his friend,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Mann ...
Sebastian Carrasco
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Anna Carrasco
Pietro Martellanza ...
Rafael Garcia (as Peter Martell)
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Tomas
Pilar Velázquez ...
Isabella Carrasco (as Pilar Velazquez)
José Suárez ...
General Juan Carrasco (as José Suarez)
Piero Lulli ...
Francisco
José Manuel Martín ...
Miguel
Luciano Rossi ...
Juanito
Barbara Nelli ...
Conchita (as Barbara Nelly)
Mirella Pamphili ...
Inez (as Mirella Pompili)
Franco Pesce ...
Tequila, the Bartender
Franco Gulà ...
Preacher (as Francesco Gula)
Nicola Solari
Silvana Bacci ...
Maria, la 'Bruja'
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Mann is a gunman informed by a childhood friend that his father was murdered years earlier by his mother and her lover. To make matters worse, Mann's sister, who is in love with his friend, is held under the thumb of his murderous mom. The two gunmen ride off to have a reckoning with her. Written by Anonymous

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Solid, Serious Spaghetti Western
23 January 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Poor Mexican farmer Leonard Mann is met one day by mysterious stranger Peter Martell, who tells him that he's really the son of a wealthy landowner, murdered by his unfaithful wife and her lover. They then travel to his boyhood home to seek revenge, reclaim his birthright, and save his long-lost (and long suffering) sister from his mother's now ex-lover.

The Forgotten Pistolero, which borrows a little from Hamlet, is a well-told story, with excellent production values, and enough great western/Mexican atmosphere to go around. The imitation Ennio Morricone score by Roberto Pregado is pretty swell too.

The entire cast give really great performances, though the lack of any real bankable international star probably helped get this above-average Italian western unjustly buried. Mann and Martell are exceptional though, and they do make a great team.

The climax amidst a flaming backdrop is superb and ultimately quite satisfying.

However, there are some unanswered questions regarding Mann's apparent amnesia in regards to his childhood, or lack thereof. Is he even the same person? Did he tell the villain the truth when they first met? No answer is given.


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