A man referred to only as "Yankee" rides into a dying, desolate town in frontier New Mexico which is completely controlled by a man called the "Grand Cougar." Almost immediately, a battle for dominance ensues.
Did You Know?
In addition to wanting to make a comic-book style movie, Tinto Brass
endeavored also to take film grammar one step further by the use of visual synecdoche, inspired by Chinese and Japanese pictographic writing, in which a part is used to represent the whole. So instead of showing a gunman, he would show the tip of the gun barrel; instead of showing a horse approaching, he would show the horse's ear; and so forth. These kinds of shots were largely removed from the final film, since the producer, horrified by the dailies, fired Brass just as he was completing the editing, and even got into a fistfight with him over it. See more
I swear I'll split the skin off his hide, lay him in the sun to dry, and see his stinking life drip away, very slowly.