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TOM SELDON <Sabata@Premier.co.uk>
Famous trio protagonist in a Western with loads of action and amusement
The film deals with the bandit Roy King ( Lee Van Cleef ) and his band ( Gianni Garco, Simon Andreu, Jess Hahn ) that are robbing trains and banks along Mexican border . King is deceived by his recent wife ( Gina Lollobrigida ) and a Mexican revolutionary ( Daniel Martin ) and offer to collaborate in an attempt to blow up an arsenal for a reward about one million dollars , but he will be double-crossed . They'll confront the Mexican army commanded by a nasty Mexican general ( Eduardo Fajardo ) and his underling ( Aldo Sambrell ) and are besieged in a fort governed by a nutty revolutionary colonel ( Sergio Fantoni ).
This is an average Western with humor and action . The film is plenty of gunplay, irony, shoot'em up, comedy with tongue in cheek and is quite entertaining . The movie gets comic remarks of the spoof Western genre originated on the late decade of the 60s by the directors Burt Kennedy and Andrew McLagen and stretch out to Italian Western with the Trinity series ( Terence Hill and Spencer ). Lee Van Cleef as outlaw chief is humorous though very old , Gina Lollobrigida is attractive and James Mason finds himself miscast . Besides appears the usual secondaries as Gianni Garko ( Sartana ), Eduardo Fajardo ( villain in hundreds Western as Dianjo ), Aldo Sambrell ( secondary in Leone Westerns ),Ricardo Palacios, Barta Barry, Dan Van Husen... The picture is shot in Almeria ( Spain ) where during the 60s and 70s were filmed innumerable Spaghetti Western. The motion picture is regularly directed by Eugenio Martin who made among others , terror films ( Horror express ) and more Spaghetti ( The bounty Killer , Requiem for a gringo and Pancho Villa ) . Rating : Mediocre but amusing .
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