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Spaghetti version based on ¨Don Juan Tenorio¨ , focusing his tempestuous life and heritage
Entertaining and amusing picture contains an engaging plot , Western action , shootouts , twists and turns . Film inspired on the character from "Don Juan Tenorio" . John (John Richardson) is a cynical and attractive seducer of women . John devotes his life to seduce girls , taking great pride in his ability to conquer female people of all ages and stations in life . His seductive lifestyle brings with it all the faces in the world , but soon after Juan discovers he is actually a bastard son of a rich Mexican landowner (Claudio Gora) who is retired at a monastery and whose another son (Claudio Volonte who subsequently committed suicide , and Gian Maria Volonte's brother) is jealous of John's sudden presence .
The film packs action , shootouts , high body-count , go riding and lots of shots . This is a peculiar adaptation upon the known classic plays written by Tirso Molina and Juan De Zorrilla . This decent flick contains a story full of crosses as well as double-crosses , romance , ups and downs pace , thrills and ordinary direction . It results to be a very acceptable Maccaroni adventure based on a classic novel realized in Spaghetti Western wake . Weak acting by main starring John Richardson , his big success was Don Chaffey's One million years B.C. (1966) , produced by Hammer films , with Raquel Welch and in which he met his wife Martine Beswick . Later on , following the steps of some other actors , he went on to appear in various Italian movies , such as : Torso (1972) , Frankenstein '80 , Umberto Lenzi's horror Eyeball (1975), Michele Soavi's La Chiesa (1989) and many others ; but his recent movies filmed in the 80s convinced him to quit acting completely and , nowadays , he is a noteworthy photographer . Here appears ordinary secondaries and familiar faces from Spaghetti Western , such as : Claudio Camaso , Martine Beswick , Claudia Gravy , Gia Sandri , Remo De Angelis , and Gordon Mitchell as a weird Mormon bounty hunter . Special mention for Claudio Gora as a wealthy landowner .
It contains an attractive score with plenty of Spaghetti sounds by Nico Fidenco and Del'Orso , including wonderful songs . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Sante Achilli , shot in Almeria , Spain. The motion picture was professionally directed and in traditional Spaghetti style by Armando Crispino , a writer and director expert on all kinds of genres as Wartime , Gialli , thriller , terror ..as ¨Commandos¨ , ¨The Boxer¨ , ¨The Etruscan Kills Again¨ , ¨Autopsy¨ ..
This famous myth about Don Juan -freely based on Tirso De Molina and José Zorrilla plays- has several cinematic renditions , such as : Silent version ¨The private life of Don Juan¨ by Douglas Fairbanks , ¨Adventures of Don Juan¨ with Errol Flynn , Viveca Lindfords , ¨Nights and Loves of Don Juan¨ by Alfonso Brescia with Robert Hoffman , Edwige Fenech , ¨Don Juan of Moliere¨ starred and directed by Jacques Wever with Penélope Cruz , ¨Don Giovanni¨ composed by Mozart with Ruggero Raimondi , ¨Don Juan De Marco¨ with Johnny Depp , Marlon Brando , ¨Don Juan De Los Infiernos¨ by Gonzalo Suarez with Fernando Guillen , ¨Don Juan Mi Querido Fantasma¨ by Antonio Mercero with Juan Luis Galiardo and ¨Don Jon¨ (2013) written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt , among others .
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