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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.

Director:

Ricardo Blasco (as Richard Blasco)

Writers:

James Donald Prindle (story) (as J. Prindle), Albert Band (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Harrison ... Ricardo 'Gringo' Martinez
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Sheriff Lance Corbett (as G.R. Stuart)
Mikaela ... Maria Huertas
Sara Lezana ... Elisa Martinez
Daniel Martín ... Manuel Martinez (as Dan Martin)
Rodolfo del Campo Rodolfo del Campo ... Doctor Bancroft (as Sam Field)
Barta Barri ... Lou Stedman (as Barta Barry)
Aldo Sambrell ... Juan Guardo (as Ald Sambrell)
Agustín González ... Risitas Wilson (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Bruna Simionato Bruna Simionato ... Rosa Cardena (as Bruna Simoniato)
Ángel Solano Ángel Solano ... Miller (as Mike Solano)
Gonzalo de Esquiroz Gonzalo de Esquiroz ... King Wilson (as Gonzalo Ezquiro)
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An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.

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Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

19 September 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunfight in the Red Sands See more »

Filming Locations:

G.S.C.-Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jolly Film, Tecisa See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Composer Dan Savio is Ennio Morricone, using one of the two pseudonyms he used for early work. See more »

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Gringo
Lyrics by José Hierro
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Ricardo Blasco's Paella Western in which was born European Western and subsequently Spaghetti
3 May 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

An avenging stranger (Richard Harrison) seeks vengeance against killers who have murdered his father . He guns down a gang of ruthless outlaws in revenge for the murder of his family . He returns a little town called Carterville where rules steadily a sheriff (Giacomo Rossi Stuart) and a Saloon owner (Barta Barri) . At the saloon the starring meets his old flame (Mikaela) .

This Chorizo Western packs violence , shootouts , high body-count and it's fast moving and quite entertaining . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing some shoot'em up or stunts every few minutes . It contains bits of campy and refreshing events with turns and twists . It's an exciting western with breathtaking showdown between the starring Richard Harrison and his enemies . Outdoor sequences shot on outskirts of Madrid , La Pedriza , Colmenar Viejo , and Hoyo De Manzanares . The producer Jose Maesso ordered to build a Western village called ¨Golden City¨ where were shot a lot of Western . Being built by Cubero and Jose Luis Galicia in charge of production sets and subsequently designed numerous Westerns . One year later , most technicians , secondary actors (Aldo Sambrell , Daniel Martin), Production ( Jolly , Constantin Film) , cameraman (Maximo Dallamano) , musician (Ennio Morricone or Dan Savio) would work in the notorious ¨For a fistful of dollars¨ that created Spaghetti. Even the main role was offered to Richard Harrison , but he turned down and explaining : Maybe my greatest contribution to cinema was not doing Fistful of Dollars, and recommending Clint Eastwood for the part.

The picture is well starred by Richard Harrison , he is top notch as the brave hero who finds many dangerous situations while attempting to avenge his family and protect his true love played by Sara Lezana . Strong and robust Richard Harrison was a magnificent muscle-man . He was one along with Ed Fury, Brad Harris, Kirk Morris, Reg Park, Mark Forest, among others, whom to seek fortune acting absurdly muscle mythological figures, but anybody topped Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott in popularity. Harrison played in Hollywood some minor roles as ¨Kronos ¨ and ¨South Pacific¨ , while shooting another inferior character in ¨Master of world (1961)¨ produced by American International , he met producer James H. Nicholson's daughter and married her within six months. Frustrated at not being able to secure meatier roles in America , Harrison jumped at the chance when offered the first character in 1961 ,¨The Invincible Gladiator¨ , which was filming in Europe along with his greatest success ¨The seven Spartans¨. He wound up settling in Italy for the next two decades. His lead role, of course, immediately typed him as another Herculean type and, to avoid being penned in too much as a muscle man, he sought characters in routine spaghetti westerns as ¨Texas the red , Gringo, Reverendo Colt, Joe Dakota ¨ , Wartime genre as ¨Leopards of Churchill and 36 hours in hell¨ and spy intrigue as ¨Master stroke and 077 challenge to the killer's¨ . Once Italy closed down film production after the muscular craze had died down, he, like others, found himself unemployed. He did manage to scrape up work in Hong Kong, but a large portion of them were bottom-of-the-barrel Ninja movies.

Screenplay with interesting premise about a gunfighter seeking justice was written by Albert Band and the same director Ricardo Blasco. The producer Jose G . Maesso with his Cia. ¨Tecisa¨ produced several Western as ¨The ugly ones , Minnesota Clay , Django , A train to Durango , Hellbenders¨ and financed various pre-Leone Western as ¨Tierra Brutal¨ and along with those Western directed by Joaquin Romero Marchent as ¨Three Implacables¨ , ¨The shadow of Zorro¨ created the birth of European Western , before Leone-boom .


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