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Durango Is Coming, Pay or Die (1971)

Arriva Durango... paga o muori (original title)
A debt collector gets involved in a dangerous situation when a corrupt businessman he retrieved 100,000 dollars for doesn't want to pay him his usual percentage for his services.

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(as Roberto Montero)

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(story & screenplay), (story & screenplay) (as Vittoriano Vighi)
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Cast overview:
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Durango
José Torres ...
El Tuerto
Gisela Hahn ...
Margot
Maretta Procaccini ...
Jane (as Maretta)
Roberto Messina ...
Morris
Gisleno Procaccini
Ivo Scherpiani ...
(as Ivo Scarpiani)
Emilio Zago
Claudio Trionfi
Franco Pasquetto ...
Avellana Henchman
Gino Turini ...
Esquimindi
Emilio Messina ...
Diego Avenaja
Attilio Dottesio ...
Peter, Saloon Host
Irio Fantini ...
2nd Saloon Host
Gino Lavagetto ...
Ferguson, Bank Manager
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A debt collector gets involved in a dangerous situation when a corrupt businessman he retrieved 100,000 dollars for doesn't want to pay him his usual percentage for his services.

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5 March 1971 (Italy)  »

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Little-seen, yet perfectly serviceable Spaghetti Western
4 October 2016 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This spaghetti western is one which seems to be surprisingly obscure. I've no real idea why this should be but it's certainly not an inferior product anyway. Admittedly, it really brings nothing new to the table but it delivers the usual ingredients in a perfectly decent enough manner. It revolves around three characters of a type that populate countless Italian westerns - a loner with amazing weapons skills, an unscrupulous banker and a dangerous yet lovable Mexican bandit. While its setting of a small town under the rule of immoral criminals, who are only set free with the help of a slightly less amoral character, is a scenario that has been told umpteen times. But sometimes more of the same is okay and, well, this is more of the same there's no doubt about that.

The title character is a debt collector called Durango played by Brad Harris. It does have to be said that he seems extremely ill suited to play a character such as this in a western. This muscle-bound actor replete with impressive six-pack seems out of place here, and would be better suited to action movies and peplums. He also lacks much in the way of charisma and so this tree trunk of a man is miscast in my view. The other characters are a bit better, although the chap who played the evil banker seemed a little too Latin to really convince as a character called Ferguson! Still, these are minor gripes in the grand scheme of things and you'd be correct to wonder just why in hell I am even complaining about them. I'm wondering that too and I've just written them. No, the most important thing is that this film takes us from A to B on a well-worn spaghetti western path and it does it successfully, if unadventurously. It's certainly a film that deserves to be more widely seen though and is ultimately another successfully entertaining bit of Italian Americana.


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