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Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch ... See full summary »
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Peter Lee Lawrence,
After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left ... See full summary »
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Rafael Romero Marchent
Peter Lee Lawrence,
Alberto de Mendoza,
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Enzo G. Castellari
Paella with Spaghetti Western coproduced by Spain/Italy and being well directed by the expert Rafael Romero Marchent
A duo of of outlaws with killer look called Sartana or Santana (Gianni Garco or Gary Hudson) and Marco (Guglielmo Spoletini or William Bogard) carry out exploits , double-crosses , shootouts to take a loot . At the beginning Marco is detained but freed by a deputy (Chris Huerta) . Later on , they are pursued by Sheriffs (Luis Induni , Lorenzo Robledo) . Along the way the pair picks up a gorgeous woman (Maria Silva) who happily joins to duo and subsequently treason them . The group on the hunt for some loot they known is missing from a robbery , killing and outsmarting anyone who attempts to foil their schemes . They find a brutal family formed by a nasty father (Andres Mejuto) and his cruel sons (Alvaro De Luna , Carlos Romero Marchent , Charly Bravo) .
This enjoyable Tortilla/Ravioli Western packs thrills , humor , action , brawls , irony , crossfire and drags at times , balancing in ups and downs . The picture is starred by the mythic personage Sartana , but this time doesn't appears elegant and dressed in black cloak . Well crafted Western with amusing screenplay , acceptable cinematography and slick production design by the habitual Jaime Perez Cubero and Galicia . It's a thrilling western with spectacular outdoors filmed in Almeria , as usual , Manzanares Del Real and La Pedriza (Madrid) ; dealing with a continuous confrontation among protagonists and both of them against several opponents . The movie has the typical Spaghetti characters , being both violent and comical , as the bloody facing on , greedy antiheroes, dusty and spectacular showdowns , quick zooms , extreme baddies and being professionally directed . Here unite forces two roguish heroes from Spaghetti Western : Sartana or Santana and Marco , a Mexican played by William Bogard acting similarly to the great Fernando Sancho . The secondary cast has several familiar faces from Paella Western such as Francisco Sanz , Charly Bravo , Raf Baldassare, Chris Huerta, Luis Induni , Jesus Guzman , Lorenzo Robledo and Carlos Romero Marchent , brother of the directors Joaquin Rafael Romero Marchent ; furthermore , Maria Martin who played the classic ¨Sergio Corbucci's Hellbenders¨ also including a brutal family similarly to ¨Sartana kill them all¨. The musician Marcello Giombini composes a nice soundtrack , well conducted , this turns out to be one of the most memorable parts of the movie , adding catching songs at the initiation and final .
The motion picture was well directed and in personal style by Rafael Romero Marchent at his best . Rafael Romero Marchent (Madrid, Spain, May 3, 1926), was brother of Joaquin Luis Romero, recently deceased , who was the first to shoot Westerns in Spain . At first, Rafael Romero began in films as an actor, but when his career began to wane, he preferred to spend time behind the camera . Rafael is an expert writer and director of Spaghetti Western as proved in ¨Two crosses on Danger Pass¨, Cry for revenge¨, ¨Two guns for two twins¨ and ¨Sartana Kills Them All¨ or ¨Un par Asesinos¨. While his brother Joaquin Marchent is deemed the Paella Western's best director , his first film was ¨El Coyote¨ and the sequel titled ¨Revenge of Coyote¨ shot in Mexico ; after that , he filmed ¨The shadow of Zorro¨ and ¨Revenge of Zorro¨, he went go directing Western as ¨ Riding to death ¨ , ¨Adventures in the West¨ , ¨Three good men¨, ¨Sabor Venganza ¨ and the most popular and violent ¨Condenados a Vivir¨ . Plus , he wrote for his brother Rafael Romero Marchent the followings Western : ¨Manos Torpes¨, ¨Ocaso Un Pistolero¨ , ¨Garringo¨ and this ¨Sartana Kills Them All¨. Rating : Passable and acceptable , though contains some flaws and gaps ; however , it results to be pretty entertaining . Worthwhile watching for the Spaghetti Western aficionados .
The history about the famous Spaghetti hero called ¨Sartana¨ is the following : The first movie on Sartana as an avenger hero was by Frank Kramer , or Gianfranco Parolini, interpreted by John Garco or Gianni Garco or Gary Hudson , besides being starred by Klaus Kinski and William Berger . As always , the mythic personage appears elegant and dressed in black with a killer look , utilizing offbeat gimmicks in James Bond style and tricks to vanquish his enemies. After being continued by Alfonso Balcazar ¨Sartana non perdona or Sonora¨ with Jorge Martin , Jack Elam and Gilbert Roland . Miles Deem directed two Sartanas which are considered awful . Anthony Ascott or Giuliano Carmineo , realized several movies with George Hilton who replaces Garco . Hilton plays more natural and roguish than Garco who was cold and peculiar . Garco starred various Sartanas with Carmineo as ¨Sartana the gravedigger'(69) , ¨Light the fuse Sartana is coming¨(71). Subsequently were realized a lot of imitations , rip offs and lousy copies such as ¨Django defies Sartana¨(1969) by Pasquale Squitieri with George Ardisson and Tony Kendall , "Sartana, the Invincible Gunman" , ¨El Sartana... l'Ombre Ta Mort¨ directed by Demofilo Fidani or Miles Deem , among others.
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