Ended in prison for killing three men in self-defense while playing hopscotch, Ringo is freed to infiltrate the bandits led by Sancho who, after a bank robbery, barricaded themselves on Major Clyde's farm. Ringo, called Angel Face, asks for thirty percent of the loot for his business, then, when he arrives at the farm, he reveals everything in Sancho obtaining forty percent of the loot to bring him and his cronies to safety.Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
This euro-western takes place during the Christmas holiday season. While not really a Christmas-themed movie per se, the backdrop for the film is laden with people acknowledging and celebrating the holiday, complete with decorations and a Christmas tree, which makes this the closest thing to a Christmas western that I've seen. As such, for the spaghetti western fan, it is a welcome seasonal alternative to watching "It's a Wonderful Life," or the latest Moron Clause movie on your local big screen or cable movie channel.
Giuliano Gemma does a fine job, as usual, portraying the protagonist of the film, and Fernando Sancho is even better as "Sancho," the Mexican bandit. Nieves Navarro is breathtaking as "Dolores," the female bandit who becomes romantically involved with one of her hostages.
The production is above-average for a euro-western, and the film has an engaging storyline with lots of action and suspense. Add to that a great music score by Ennio Morricone, and you definitely have a winning combination that spaghetti fans will be sure to enjoy.
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