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 »
John and Tina meet in a park one day. They immediately hit it off, go out on a date later that evening. The late that night, Tina's returns to her apartment with her expensive new dress ... See full summary »
A lone rider comes across a dying soldier, the victim of an Indian attack, who gives him a paper authorizing the payment of $150,000 to the U.S. Army. The rider gathers some colleagues who ... See full summary »
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... 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.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?