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29 October 1964 (Italy) See more »
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A famous gunfighter gives up his evil ways, and settles in a quiet town. But, the town is being terrorized by a gang, drawing our hero back to gunslinging, but this time in the name of good. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Cameron Mitchell ... Bill / Jim Hart
Carl Möhner ... Guitar - Fratello di Jane
Célina Cély ... Dolores
Kitty Carver ... Jane
Livio Lorenzon ... Jess - Capobanda
Mariangela Giordano (as Mary Gordon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Aaron
Anna Lina Alberti ... Dolores' mother (as Lina Albert)
Dony Baster ... Tommy
Luigi Batzella ... Mr. Morgan (as Paul Solvay)
Calisto Calisti ... Janet's Father
Fanny Clair ... Millie
Ugo Fangareggi ... Bow Tie (as Ugo Mudd)
Giulio Maculani ... Sheriff (as Harris Cooper)
Rosy March
Giuseppe Mattei (as John Mathius)
Vic Nojaski
Diego Pozzetto (as Diego Wells)
Cinzia Ran
Attilio Severini ... Peronez
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Directed by
Sergio Bergonzelli 
 
Writing credits
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Ambrogio Molteni 
James Wilde Jr. 

Produced by
Elido Sorrentino .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marcello Gigante 
 
Cinematography by
Romolo Garroni 
Amerigo Gengarelli 
 
Film Editing by
Dolores Tamburini 
 
Production Design by
Gabriele Crisanti 
 
Costume Design by
Marinella Giorgi 
 

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Also Known As:
"Jim il primo" - Italy (original title)
"Lonely Gunslinger" - USA
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USA:98 min | UK:76 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Who was that masked man? The Italian ranger!, 11 March 2006
Author: spider89119 from United States

This is a fairly decent example of one of the early Italian westerns. It was made before the Leone influence began to dominate, but it still has an unmistakably Euro-western feel to it.

The music score is actually pretty good. It has enough cool sounding guitar and organ notes to set it apart from the boring music found in most American westerns. The cheesy dubbing is also here in full force. The movie made me chuckle a few times, which is always a plus, whether the humor is intentional or not.

This is a standard good guys vs. bad guys story with a lone ranger-like lead character named Jim Hart, played adequately by Cameron Mitchell. Hart's friend, the man called Guitar, is actually more like the typical spaghetti western protagonist. Neither good nor bad, Guitar is simply out for his own good time. Kitty Carver is stunning as Dolores, the feisty barmaid who becomes Guitar's girlfriend. She has that incredible exotic beauty that so many female spaghetti western characters possess. Livio Lorenzon is entertaining as Jess, the cheesy, over the top villain who keeps laughing through the whole movie, even while he is dying in the finale!

It is possible that this film may have been trying to be an American western, but, thankfully, it did not succeed. It's much more entertaining just the way it is. I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, but if you're a die-hard spaghetti western fan who doesn't take things too seriously, this one's worth a watch.

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