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A Bullet for a Stranger (1971)
"Gli fumavano le Colt... lo chiamavano Camposanto" (original title)

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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 ... 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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Uneven but entertaining western
21 September 2010 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Written by the director of the famed Trinity comedy western films and directed by man who helmed 3 of the four official Sartana films, this outing works and doesn't at the same time.

The story of two greenhorn brothers fighting against a gang terrorizing ranchers is trite and only provides a reason to bring together the two main characters of the movie, Ace of Hearts/Cemetery (played by Garko) and Duke (played by Berger). Both are uber-cool bounty hunters who know and respect each other well and find themselves in a situation where they are working for opposite sides. Whenever these two actors are on the screen, either together or solo, the film is interesting. The direction is uneven as well, sometimes it's very stylish and well photographed, other times banal and full of gratuitous zooms. The script might have worked if the English actors who were chosen for the greenhorn brothers weren't so miscast. Bruno Nicolai's theme for the film is great but, like many of these films, it is repeated to the point of near insanity. The audio is very muffled in the English soundtrack and the print going around at this time is slightly cropped.

So it's not a complete waste of time, if a better print ever shows up I might watch it again.


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