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Gunfight in the Red Sands (1963)

Duello nel Texas (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 19 September 1963 (Italy)
An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.


Ricardo Blasco (as Richard Blasco)


James Donald Prindle (story) (as J. Donald Prindle), Albert Band (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Richard Harrison ... Ricardo 'Gringo' Martínez
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Sheriff Lance Corbett (as G.R. Stuart)
Mikaela ... Maria Huertas
Sara Lezana ... Elisa Martínez
Daniel Martín ... Manuel Martinez (as Dan Martin)
Barta Barri ... Lou Stedman (as Barta Barry)
Aldo Sambrell ... Juan Guardo (as Ald Sambrell)
Telly Thomas Telly Thomas
Nataan D'Eagle Nataan D'Eagle
Agustín González ... Risitas Wilson (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Bruna Simionato Bruna Simionato ... Rosa Cárdenas (as Barbara Simon)
Ángel Solano Ángel Solano ... Miller (as Mike Solano)
Rodolfo del Campo Rodolfo del Campo ... Doctor Bancroft (as Sam Field)
Gonzalo de Esquiroz Gonzalo de Esquiroz ... Kincaid Wilson (as Gonzalo Esquiroz)


An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.

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Composer Dan Savio is Ennio Morricone, using one of the two pseudonyms he used for early work. See more »


Early in the film, when Elisa is handed a box of supplies outside the general store in town, a modern truck can be seen driving between the buildings in the background. See more »


Lyrics by José Hierro
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Duello nel Texas: Okay European Western
22 February 2006 | by latsblasterSee all my reviews

This is a film for people with interest in the Western genre, mostly those who respect the European sub-genre, in the 1990's mostly connected to Italy, Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood but nowadays also related to director-names such as Sergio Corbucci and Sergio Sollima.

Filmed before Sergio Leone's success of the dollar-films, Duello nel Texas has several motives in common with Leone's films. The film is said to be set in the same surroundings, the film has the same composer (Morricone of course) and the film's story is set near the border between USA and Mexico. I watched it as a small kid, with enthusiasm over the action packed plot and some colorful characters. 20 years later, I got the opportunity to see it again. No widescreen, bad colors, bad sound and a very scratchy picture. At least it was the film that I had been waiting for.

Duello nel Texas doesn't start very promising but it grows. The Morricone-music is the best of it. The main antagonists holds the film together, and everything results in a conventional but great gunfight (that kind of direction looks so European/Italian-Western). You can find rather independent woman in the film, some anti-racism and a typical fist-fight (set in a bar). The plot is not as sophisticated as the ones in Leone's films, but it works good on it's own.

Duello nel Texas is a must see for the "die-hard European Western- fan".

Rating: 6 of 10.

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19 September 1963 (Italy) See more »

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Jolly Film, Tecisa See more »
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1.85 : 1
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