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A Pistol for Ringo (1965)

Una pistola per Ringo (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Western | 12 May 1965 (Italy)
An 'angel-faced' gunfighter is tasked with infiltrating a ranch overrun by Mexican bandits and saving their hostages, including the fiancée of the local sheriff.


Duccio Tessari


Duccio Tessari (screenplay)




Cast overview:
Giuliano Gemma ... Ringo Angel Face (as Montgomery Wood)
Fernando Sancho ... Sancho
Lorella De Luca ... Miss Ruby (as Hally Hammond)
Nieves Navarro ... Dolores
Antonio Casas ... Major Clyde
José Manuel Martín ... Pedro (as José Manuel Martin)
Manuel Muñiz Manuel Muñiz ... Tim (as Pajarito)
Juan Cazalilla Juan Cazalilla ... Mr. Jenkinson - Bank Director (as Juan Casalilla)
Pablito Alonso Pablito Alonso ... Chico - Mexican Boy
Nazzareno Zamperla ... Sancho Gang Member
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Colonel (as Paco Sanz)
Jose Halufi Jose Halufi ... Sancho Gang Member (as José Halufi)
George Martin George Martin ... Sheriff Ben


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

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Comedy | Western


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In the first hunting scenes, shot in the Tabernas desert area, you can see a distant car driving in the background mountains when the sheriff's posse is passing hunting the Mexican bandits. See more »


Ringo: I don't enjoy being beaten when I ain't able to defend myself.
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Referenced in Tsonta (2010) See more »


Angel Face
Performed by Maurizio Graf
Lyrics by Gino Paoli (uncredited)
Music by Ennio Morricone (uncredited)
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A yuletide spaghetti western!
3 December 2007 | by spider89119See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

12 May 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballad of Death Valley See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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