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Adiós gringo (1965)

Tricked into buying stolen cattle, Brett Landers narrowly escapes being lynched. Still wanted, he hunts down the real cattle rustlers to clear his name.

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Giorgio Stegani (as George Finley)

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Giorgio Stegani (story) (as George Finlay), Harry Whittington (based on the novel "Adios" by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ... Brent Landers
Ida Galli ... Lucy Tilson (as Evelyn Stewart)
Roberto Camardiel ... Dr. Verne Barfield (as Robert Camardiel)
Jesús Puente ... Sheriff Saul Slaughter
Germano Longo Germano Longo ... Stan Clevenger (as Grant Laramy)
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... Murphy (as Jean Martin)
Massimo Righi ... Avery Ranchester (as Max Dean)
Monique Saint Claire Monique Saint Claire ... Maude Clevenger (as Monique Saint Clare)
Antonio Orengo Antonio Orengo ... (as Sterling Rengel)
Juan Cortés Juan Cortés ... Magistrate (as Clyde Ceryll)
François Pascal François Pascal ... (as Frank Pascal)
Frank Braña ... Ranchester's henchman with red shirt (as Francisco Brama)
Ramón Pérez Ramón Pérez
Pierre Cressoy Pierre Cressoy ... Clayton Ranchester (as Peter Cross)
Nello Pazzafini ... Gil Clawson (as Ted Carter)
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Storyline

A gunslinger on the run for a murder he didn't commit goes to New Mexico where he hopes to find a person who can exculpate him. While on his way he finds a girl who has been kidnapped and tortured, sets her free and then takes his revenge at gunpoint. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Release Date:

22 December 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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La canzone 'Adios Gringo'
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Good and enjoyable Spaghetti/Paella/Paté Western co-produced by Italy/Spain/France
11 April 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a good S.W. plenty of action , shootouts , thrills and fist-play . It's a thrilling western with breathtaking confrontation between the protagonist Giuliano Gemma against the heartless Peter Cross , his son Massimo Righi and his underlings as Nello Pazzafini . It deals with a cowboy named Brent Landers (Giuliano Gemma) is deceived by Gil Clawson (Nello Pazzafini) and after taking place a shotdown in which dies a man called Stan Clevenger (Germano Longo) . Tricked into buying stolen cattle , Brent on the run for a killing he didn't commit . Landers attempts to clear his name and he narrowly breaks out being lynched . Brent goes to New Mexico where he hopes encounter a person who can exculpate him . While on his way along the desert Las Mesas he finds a wounded woman (Ida Gally or Evelyn Stewart) who has been abducted , tortured , tied in front of sun , sets her free and then takes his vengeance . They arrive in a little town called Sage Crossing where rules a wealthy owner called Clayton Ranchester (Peter Cross or Pierre Cressoy) and his son (Massimo Rhigi) . Still wanted, he hunts down the actual cattle rustlers and he befriends the town doctor (Roberto Camardiel) and the sheriff (Jesus Puente) .

Agreeable Chorizo-Spaghetti Western co-produced by Spain, Italy and France and follows the American models more than Sergio Leone style . This Western is a superior outing because it displays thrills , emotion , shoot'em up , brawls , intrigue , riding pursuits and many other things . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing some shots or stunts every few minutes . The picture is a tale of justice and revenge , as a gunfighter looks for a man in a border little town and seeks vendetta against the woman's torturers . The basic plot is typical spaghetti western fare , but what makes this movie stand out is its style . The starring called Brent is stunningly played by Giuliano Gemma . Giuliano is very fine , he ravages the screen , he jumps , bounds and leaps , hit and run . Gemma as a brave and two-fisted gunslinger is terrific , subsequently the would play similar role in other Spaghettis . Gemma , along with Anthony Steffen and Gianni Garco , results to be one of the greatest stars of the Spaghetti genre .Gemma in his beginning worked as stunt-man , practiced many sports in his life, boxing, gymnastics, such as is well proved at the movie . Then the director, Duccio Tessari, gave him the first role as protagonist in the film " The Titani" and the first spaghetti western films where he often worked under the name of Montgomery Wood , playing Western as ¨A pistol for Ringo¨, ¨The return of Ringo¨ and others as ¨Adios Gringo¨, ¨Arizona Colt¨, ¨The price of power¨ , ¨Day of anger¨ and later ¨California¨. However, his first big opportunity came with the important Italian director, Luchino Visconti in ¨El Gatopardo¨ this was followed by important roles in "Angelica" , ¨Tenebre¨ , ¨Young Lions¨ and ¨The master touch¨. Then he played his most significant roles in ¨Il Deserto Dei Tartari¨ and ¨Il Prefetto Di Ferro¨ .

In the movie appears usual support actors as Spanish : Roberto Camardiel , Frank Braña , Antonio Iranzo , Jesus Puente as Italian players as Pierre Cressoy , Massimo Righi Jeff Cameron as a hoodlum , Germano Longo and of course , Nello Pazzafini . It's a co-production Spanish-Italian and shot on location in Manzanares Del Real , La Pedriza and Colmenar Viejo (Madrid) , Spain . There are many fine technicians and nice assistant direction , excellent production design , and atmospheric cinematography by Francisco Sempere , he creates a magnificent scenario on the interior ranch and barren outdoors , dirty landscapes under a glimmer sun . The music original by Benedetto Ghiglia composes a nice Spaghetti soundtrack and well conducted and splendid leitmotif ; it's full of enjoyable sounds and emotive score , including enjoyable songs at the beginning and the end.

The flick was professionally directed by Giorgo Stegani or George Finley , though with no originality . This Italian writer / filmmaker so consistently mixed the good with the mediocre that it became quite impossible to know what to expect from him next . He wrote several Western and intriguing films . He's is an expert writer of Giallo and Western as ¨Blood of a silver dollar¨ and ¨ Beyond the law ¨ and occasionally Western director as ¨Adios Gringo¨ , ¨Beyond the law¨ , and ¨Gentleman Jo¨. Rating : 6 . Acceptable and passable Western that will appeal to Spahetti fans because being filled with action , thrills , intrigue and crossfire


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