The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Alberto de Mendoza
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Arizona Colt is the kind of Western hero who can shoot six guys with two shots in one second. He also has a silly theme tune that follows him around like Inspector Gadget's. Too bad Arizona has a thousand dollari reward on his head. His fat sidekick Double Whiskey presumably got that nickname because drink is all he cares about. Arizona cares about even less. The useless sheriff doesn't either, but I suspect that is more a case of indifference. He only takes Arizona into custody after Sheena the Saloon owner knocks him cold with a whiskey bottle (which seems to happen to just about every castmember once). Naturally the Coltster escapes, but the sheriff does not bother to capture him again, even though several opportunities arise (must be one of them Double Jeopardy things).
Colt and Whiskey keep running into a traitorous rat of a man who goes by the unforgettable name of 'Filthy Bottle'. This guy makes Marty Feldman look like Tom Cruise. When wealthy landowner Gonzales Moreno is robbed of his gold and daughter (in that order of importance), the careless wonder is only interested in getting the property back for money. Even when Fat Whiskey is kidnapped too, he holds on to his principles. Like all Eurowestern heroes, A.C. is subjected to torture, in this case an elaborate upside down mirror technique. But since he has already proven himself invulnerable during a hanging sequence, he frees himself (but only when all hopes seems lost). Immediately his blistered lips disappear and none of his wounds bother him no more. Soon he has defeated the entire gang in amusing, MacGyver like ways. Love interest Sheena tries to help, but unfortunately she possesses no superpowers. Not that Arizona cares, caring is for wussies.
5 out of 10
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