In a snowball fight between schoolboys the handsome Dargelos hits the chest of Paul, who drops unconscious to the ground. Paul has a deep affection for Dargelos, and later denies that there... See full summary »
Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.
Robert Enrico had already proved ,in his three-segment "Au Coeur De La Vie" that he could be a genuine fantasy and horror genre director."Le Redevance Du Fantôme" ,an obscure MTV work he made just before his critical success" Les Aventuriers" bears this out: based on a Henry James work,with an obvious lack of means (French TV budgets were not high in the sixties),it succeeds in building a gloomy atmosphere with the noises (footsteps,chirpings,barks,hootings)and a dirge-like music (often using an organ ) written by Enrico's favorite musician ,François De Roubaix.Marie Laforêt is ideally cast as a chanteuse (for she was primarily a singer) who might be ...She performs two songs "pay me my money down" and "Katy Cruel' ,a folksong which was a hit for her in its French language version.Although a bit too long (nothing here can equal any of the three segments of "au Coeur De La Vie" ),this is a must for anyone interested in Enrico's versatile career.
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