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The Silent Stranger (1968)

Lo straniero di silenzio (original title)
PG | | Western | 20 June 1975 (USA)
An American gunfighter is tasked with delivering a valuable scroll to a man in Japan, and becomes embroiled in a war between two samurai clans.

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Kanji Ohara
Kyôichi Satô ...
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An American gunfighter is tasked with delivering a valuable scroll to a man in Japan, and becomes embroiled in a war between two samurai clans.

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First... there was A STRANGER IN TOWN. Then... THE STRANGER RETURNED. And now, the legendary fighting machine of the Old West goes to the Far East in... THE SILENT STRANGER. See more »

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20 June 1975 (USA)  »

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Samurai on a Horse  »

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Thanks to a dispute between producer Allen Klein and MGM, the film was shelved and did not open in the U.S. until 1975, seven years after it was produced. See more »

Goofs

The Stranger ask to be paid for the scroll in Ryo in 1884 Japan. Ryo was abolished as being use as a currency unit in Japan after the Meiji Restoration of 1871 and replaced by the Yen. See more »

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Follows A Stranger in Town (1967) See more »

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A strange Western in the quirky '60s style that is so Italian
11 March 2000 | by (Atlanta, Georgia USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time today. THE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY it isn't....neither was it as bad as PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE or the incredibly boring ISHTAR. Instead STRANGER was somehow strangely appealing in that quirky 'spaghetti western' style so well-known in films like TRINITY and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. The lead actor was nearly silent throughout, the Japanese ran around waving samurai swords and behaving unintelligibly, but I found the bizarre juxtaposition of a gunfighter in Shogunate Japan truly interesting.

I'd watch it again.....


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