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A Bullet for a Stranger (1971)

Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto (original title)
John and George McIntire are a couple of naive brothers who travel to a lawless western town to see their father. The bumbling siblings get themselves into big trouble after they beat up a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gianni Garko ...
Camposanto ('The Stranger')
William Berger ...
Duke
Chris Chittell ...
John McIntire (as Christopher Chittell)
John Fordyce ...
George McIntire
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Sancho (as Ugo Fancareggi)
Raimondo Penne ...
Chico
Franco Ressel ...
Judge
Aldo Barberito ...
Sheriff
Ivano Staccioli ...
Avelin
Nello Pazzafini ...
Cobra Ramirez
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
Douglas Toland (as Gianni di Benedetto)
Ugo Adinolfi ...
Breeder
Gildo Di Marco ...
Undertaker
Bill Vanders ...
Clay McIntire
Pinuccio Ardia ...
Gunsmith
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John and George McIntire are a couple of naive brothers who travel to a lawless western town to see their father. The bumbling siblings get themselves into big trouble after they beat up a member of a gang of extortionists. Fortunately, a mysterious roving gunfighter decides to help the guys out of their jam. Written by Woodyanders

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Western | Comedy

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23 September 1971 (Italy)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The Simplist Movies are the Hardest to Understand
2 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This isn't a profound movie and doesn't try to be. It's a low budget action comedy (with a little bit of parody) which is great fun to watch, but doesn't try at all to be a classic.

Film scholars are gonna have nothing to go on here, but will inevitably compare it to Leone and Kurosawa just like they do to every other Spaghetti Western (or Samurai film in the case of Kurosawa specifically). Here's a hint: Just because it's a Western made in Italy doesn't mean the movie was trying to accomplish what Leone was.

The movie itself? As a fun movie I'd give it a ten out of ten, because it's perfect for what it is. If you have some spare time or if you see it in a bargain bin or whatever, go for it. It's a funny, quirky little movie. It's not a great film, but if movies like this didn't exist, I'd go freaking nuts. As much as I appreciate Citizen Kane, I'll never enjoy it like I enjoy these kinds of movies.


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