Two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold while one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native ... See full summary »
Two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold while one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native American girl helps both outlaws and plays both sides against each other. Written by
This is the first and so far only Mario Bava western that I have seen, and after hearing such bad reviews I was sure this would be a travesty on the order of his Dr. Goldfoot stinker bomb. I was relieved to find it a breezy, charming and often humorous movie that was not as much a chore to watch as many of Mario's other more notable films (as much as I like Lisa and the Devil, I can't but falling asleep halfway through.) This film is a continuation/ripoff of the previous years two-names-western-buddy-film (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid), only with added Bavaesque elements of humanities greediness and lack of concern for others (see Bay of Blood.) Designed as a spoof but without Naked Gun style gags or even a script (according to other sources Mario hated the original script and decided to ad lib) the film comes off as a empty yet jovial party on film similar to Rush Hour 2, only that movie had the privilage of a multi-million dollar budget. Watch it if you are a Bava fan or a fan of Italian westerns.
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