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Left Handed Johnny West (1967)

Johnny West il mancino (original title)
Lone gunman Johnny West and his dog fall foul of bad men who have designs on a gold mine. After having his gun hand crushed, Johnny is joined by 2 feuding ex-boxers and their explosive expert sidekick as they all take on the villains.


Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)


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Mimmo Palmara ... Jonny West (as Dick Palmer)
Adriano Micantoni Adriano Micantoni ... Jefferson (as Mike Anthony)
Roger Delaporte Roger Delaporte ... Don Trent
André Bollet André Bollet ... Brad McCoy
Mara Cruz ... Juanita
Dada Gallotti Dada Gallotti ... Ginger (as Diana Garsón)
Barta Barri ... Sheriff
Roberto Camardiel ... Dusty
Roberto Robles Roberto Robles ... Jimmy (as Bob Felton)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Ariè Bruno Ariè ... Sbirro (as Audry Fisher)
Fernando Bilbao Fernando Bilbao ... (as Edy Dentine)
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Jeff (as Spanny Convery)
Alfonso de la Vega Alfonso de la Vega ... Mist
Ignazio Dolce Ignazio Dolce ... (as Polly Grouch)
Giuseppe Mattei Giuseppe Mattei ... Red (as Joseph Mathews)


Lone gunman Johnny West and his dog fall foul of bad men who have designs on a gold mine. After having his gun hand crushed, Johnny is joined by 2 feuding ex-boxers and their explosive expert sidekick as they all take on the villains.

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Rated PG for western violence | See all certifications »



Spain | Italy | France

Release Date:

6 June 1968 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain

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LEFT HANDED JOHNNY WEST (Gianfranco Parolini, 1965) *1/2
19 November 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This was still early days for the Spaghetti Western, so the plot clearly looked to the basic American formula for inspiration; besides, there's the constant intrusion of comedy relief (via three scruffy, good-natured but belligerent individuals – two of them ex-boxers and the other the obligatory town drunk) rather than a general self-mocking tone, which the genre would go through on its way out.

The hero, then, is a dour and somewhat enigmatic half-breed (a white girlfriend of his ends up dead on his account, while he rejects the doe-eyed advances of a child-like squaw); he's either referred to as Johnny Cherokee or Left Handed Johnny West throughout (the latter is crushed, HUSTLER-like, at one point – but, soon enough, he learns to become as deadly as ever with his other hand), and is constantly accompanied by an amiable white-haired mutt called Gypsy which even sacrifices itself for him at the climax. One mildly interesting point is that the villainous figure here is actually twin brothers, with the more vicious of the two identified solely by his dark attire and pencil moustache; also, when one of them is killed off and his coffin is brought to the town square to 'witness' Johnny West's own demise, the other is ingeniously hidden behind a revolving panel inside it! Incidentally, the actor's face seemed oddly familiar to me and, when I looked at his filmography on the IMDb, I realized he was the male lead in Cesare Canevari's Nazisploitation effort GESTAPO'S LAST ORGY (1977) – which I watched not too long ago!

A subplot revolving around the appropriation of a gold mine and the revenge sought by its murdered proprietor's hotheaded but inexperienced young son is as dreary as it sounds. The passable score is by veteran Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, which comes with a typically emphatic (yet pointless) theme tune complemented by wailing female vocals. For the record, the film was co-written by French exploitation producer Robert De Nesle – a valued Jess Franco collaborator, but who was also involved with Georges Franju's sublime JUDEX (1963). Director Parolini is perhaps best-known for the three "Sabata" Spaghetti Westerns, none of which I've watched – though all are readily available for rental (albeit in English-dubbed editions) via the MGM/UA R1 Box Set. In conclusion, the lowly rating for this one is chiefly due to the fact that it has more brawls than gunfights – while the treatment is, at best, indifferent: a bad combination.

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