Jane is awaiting 5,000 dollars at the local bank but tells Billy that there is a shipment of $100,000 expected as well. Doc, Sam and El Indio will join in the robbery. Once inside the bank,...
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Jane is awaiting 5,000 dollars at the local bank but tells Billy that there is a shipment of $100,000 expected as well. Doc, Sam and El Indio will join in the robbery. Once inside the bank, Jane lets in Billy through the back window, and as a ruse has him tie her up. The rest of the gang are standing sentry outside. Little do they know that the Texas Rangers have accompanied the gold shipment. Soon shooting erupts among all, including the town sheriff. Eventually Doc, Sam and El Indio get away. Then Billy rides off as well. Billy & Jane were to meet the trio at an appointed spot with the loot but they don't show up. Doc & gang catch up with a solitary Billy and try to beat the whereabouts of the gold out of him. Meanwhile we find out that Jane and the banker are in cahoots. What follows is a wild battle for the $100,000 in which greed reigns supreme! Written by
Villainy is the word here, and their actions prove it!
Su Precio...unos Dólares(1970) is not your usual Western. Here it's the bad guys who take center stage. The only good guy is played by soon to be superstar Mário Almada in the role of "El Comisario". Here, the younger Mario(not young, mind you, just younger-has anyone ever seen him young?)is only in a supporting role. The simple plot basically deals with the acquisition of gold and how people will cheat, steal and kill for it. A better title for the movie would have been "Betrayal". And why the writers didn't throw in the name Jesse James is anyone's guess. After all, they named the characters(for no good reason) William "the Kid" Bonney, Doc, "Calamity" Jane Canary, and Sam(?Bass). It must be emphasized that these names, with the partial exception of Billy, have no significant connection to the story, unless you go out on a limb and make one. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. as Sam is the most interesting character and best portrayed, but each of the 4 main actors have a fairly equal role in the plot. The 1st 10% of the film is very good as is the last 50%. It's the rest that is slow which makes for just a fair Western overall. If you only want one Mexican Western for your collection, go with the classic style Cabalgando Con La Muerte(1986). There is perhaps only one highlight in this movie and that is the fight between the comisario and "El Indio". Here guns are not used, but instead a whip and pitch fork!
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