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Three Ruthless Ones (1964)

El sabor de la venganza (original title)
Three unequal brothers seek revenge for the murder of their father. Each of them goes a different way.


Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent (as Joaquin L. Romero Marchent)


Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent (story) (as Joaquin Hernandez Marchent), Jesús Navarro Carrión (story) (as Jesus Navarro) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harrison ... Jeff Walker
Fernando Sancho ... Pedro Ramirez
Gloria Milland Gloria Milland ... Louise Walker
Claudio Undari ... Chet Walker (as Robert Hundar)
Miguel Palenzuela Miguel Palenzuela ... Brad Walker
Gloria Osuna Gloria Osuna ... Susannah Westfall
Luis Induni ... Westfall
Carlos Romero Marchent ... Charlie
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Richard
José Truchado José Truchado ... Palmer
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Juez Klem
Alfonso Rojas Alfonso Rojas ... Grayson
Aldo Sambrell ... Palmer Henchman
Emilio Rodríguez Emilio Rodríguez ... Comisario Merrill
Gaspar 'Indio' González Gaspar 'Indio' González ... Palmer Henchman (as Indio González)


Three unequal brothers seek revenge for the murder of their father. Each of them goes a different way.

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Release Date:

23 October 1964 (West Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Almeria, Andalucia, Spain

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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One of the best and first Paella Western filmed in Spain with spectacular outdoors from Almeria
10 May 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Good Iberian Western well realized by the best Paella Western director , Joaquin Romero Marchent . A farmer family is attacked by a trio of outlaws and it results in father's murder . The mother (Gloria Milland) teaches his three children to carry out a relentless revenge . One time grown-up the three unequal brothers (Richard Harrison , Robert Hundar , Miguel Palenzuela) seek revenge for the murder of their father . Each of them goes a divergent paths , Richard Harrison becomes a law enforcement , Robert Hundar turns into a gunslinger and Miguel Palenzuela as a good family father . They follow different ways when seeking out vendetta for the dad's killing .

Enjoyable Chorizo-Spaghetti Western mostly produced by Spain and Italian secondary participation ; it doesn't follow the Sergio Leone wake and being proceeded in American style . This interesting Iberian western contains a story full of vengeance , good dramatic pace and slick direction . This one has a historical interest , being the first shot in Almeria , subsequently there was filmed a lot of Westerns during the 60s and early 70s . This is a classical western before Leone's style , it is an ordinary example of American western though it is partly Spanish and partly Italian . Interesting screenplay by the same director and his brother Rafael Marchent , it results to be a trilling as well as very sad western with great fatalism . The film packs action , shootouts , drama , good feeling , high body-count and it's fast moving and quite entertaining . It's an intelligent western with spectacular outdoors and breathtaking confrontation among protagonists , three different brothers : Richard Harrison , Robert Hundar and Miguel Palenzuela against the heartless enemies such as Jose Truchado , Luis Induni , Aldo Sambrell , and of course , the ordinary nasty Jose Luis Martin . Acceptable action sequences with spectacularly exciting shootouts along with rodeos and round-up . Charismatic performance for whole casting . The notorious American Spaghetti actor Richard Harrison is good in his usual tough role , and Robert Hundar -pseudonym of Claudio Undari a Sicilian actor specialized in western films- is magnificent as his violent brother . Fantastic performance by the always great Fernando Sancho in a likable role , subsequently he would play similar characters , furthermore the slimy, menacing outlaw played by Aldo Sambrell , here in his ordinary role as bandit and in a cruelly baddie character . There appears as secondaries the habitual in Spanish/Italian Western such as Francisco Sanz , Rufino Inglés , Gaspar 'Indio' González , Luis Induni , Rafael Vaquero , Emilio Rodriguez , Alfonso Rojas , Jose Riesgo and many others . Furthermore , Carlos Romero Marchent who always appears as a young secondary in films of his brothers Joaquin and Rafael Romero Marchent . The musician Riz Ortalani composes a nice soundtrack , well conducted , this turns out to be one of the most memorable parts of the movie; as it's full of enjoyable sounds and haunting musical background and with agreeable leitmotif . Very nice cinematography , though being necessary a perfect remastering , filmed by cameraman Rafael Pacheco on locations in Tabernas and desert of Almeria , as usual ; including good sets by Jaime Perez Cubero and Jose Luis Galicia who carried out the most Production Design on Western shot in Spain .

The movie titled "Three Ruthless Ones¨ or ¨Gunfight at High Noon" or "Sons of Vengeance" or ¨3 Implacables¨ was well produced by Centauro Films/Joaquin Marchent and PEA/Alberto Grimaldi , previously to produce his successful trilogy of dollars/Sergio Leone . The motion picture was professionally directed and in traditional style by recently deceased Joaquin Luis Romero Marchent (1921-2012) at his best . He was an expert writer and director of good Western . His first film was ¨El Coyote¨ and the sequel titled ¨Revenge of Coyote¨ shot in Mexico . After that , he filmed ¨The shadow of Zorro¨ and ¨Revenge of Zorro¨. He went go directing Western as ¨ Riding to death ¨ , ¨Adventures in the West¨ , ¨Three good men¨, ¨Sabor Venganza ¨ and the most popular and violent ¨Condenados a Vivir¨ . Plus , he wrote for his brother Rafael Romero the followings Western : ¨Manos Torpes¨, ¨Ocaso un Pistolero¨ and ¨Garringo¨ . Rating : Above average , a nice Paella Western that has its entertaining moments.

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