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Savage Gringo (1966)

Ringo del Nebraska (original title)
A drifter helps a ranch couple fend off the approaches of a ruthless landowner.


Antonio Román (as Anthony Roman), Mario Bava (uncredited)


Jesús Navarro Carrión (story) (as Jesus Navarro), Antonio Román (story) (as Antonio Roman) | 5 more credits »




Cast overview:
Ken Clark ... Ringo / Nebraska
Yvonne Bastien Yvonne Bastien ... Kay Hillmann
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Bill Carter (as Peter Carter)
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Lou Felton (as Red Ross)
Alfonso Rojas Alfonso Rojas ... Marthy Hillmann
Antonio Gradoli ... Brack, the Bartender (as Anthony Gradwell)
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Dottor Parson (as Paco Sanz)
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Sheriff Bert (as Charles Lawrence)
Renato Terra
Ángel Ortiz Ángel Ortiz ... Hanck Dewey (as Angel Ortiz)
José Canalejas ... Elmer Dowson
Frank Braña ... Dickson (as Frank Brana)


A laconic drifter, who calls himself Nebraska, is hired as a ranch hand by Marthy Hillman and his wife Kay who are under pressure from a ruthless landowner, named Bill Carson, who extorts money from the ranchers. When Carson sets his sights on Kay, Nebraska eventually decides not to stay out of it and plans to save Hillman from Carson's men and rescue Kay. Written by Anonymous

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THE WILD WEST... where desperados slept by day... struck by night...


Action | Western


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Did You Know?


This film and its poster are inspiration for the parody film "Nebraska Jim" in Tarantino's "Once Upon a time in Hollywood " See more »


The first time Kay and Nebraska kiss, the cameraman casts his shadow on Nebraska's back as he circles them. See more »


Referenced in Western, Italian Style (1968) See more »


Cavalca Ringo!
Written Nino Oliviero
Performed by Robby Poitevin E La Sua Orchestra
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Acceptable Paella/Spaghetti Western with fights , go riding , romance, plot twists and shoot'em up
10 November 2020 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A laconic drifter, Ken Clark , arrives in a ranch and helps a troublesome couple , Kay : Yvonne Bastian, and rancher Marty : Alfonso Rojas who mistreats her, against a nasty landowner called Carter : Piero Lulli and his hoodlums : Howard or Red Ross , José Canalejas. While Carson sets his eyes on Kay , but this one has a crush on the mysterious drifter . The Wild West ..where desperados slept by Day.. struck by night...

Decent Tortilla , Pasta Western with action , thrills , brawls , shootouts , twists, and turns . Stars Brad Harris who gives a good acting as the drifter who takes justice on their hands . The film is well paced with continuous action , intrigue , gun-play and surpising final twists . Nice and brave starring , the American Brad Harris who similar to Steve Reeves , Gordon Scott , Reg Park, Rock Stevens emigrated to Italy to play Sword and Sandal or Peplum movies , as Brad getting a certain popularity by performing Spaghetti Westerns and Euro-Soy sub-genre . Being a Spain/Italy coproduction here shows up regular genre actors as Spanish : José Canalejas , Alfonso Rojas , Frank Braña, Alfonso de la Vega , Simon Arriaga, Francisco Sanz , Angel Ortiz , as Italian : Piero Lulli , John Bartha , Red Ross , among others .

Special mention for the catching musical score by Nino Oliveiro with enjoyable Spaghetti sounds and attractive songs at the beginning and the end . As well as evocative cinematography by Mancori and uncredited Bava , including usual exteriors from La Pedriza , Colmenar Viejo, Manzanares Del Real, Madrid, but no Almeria .The picture was professionally directed by Antonio Roman , assisted by uncredited Mario Bava who made a lot of scenes . Out of respect for Roman , Bava refused to accept credit on the movie .Antonio Roman was an uneven Spanish filmmakerand sucessful , at times as Los Últimos de Filipinas , his real big hit . He wrote several films, directed a few documentaries and went on to become one of the managers of Cooperativa Cinematográfica Castilla . His film debut was a documentary : La Ciudad Encantada . Later on, his first full length Escuadrilla 1941 , it was made in collaboration to Raza's José Luis Saenz de Heredia. After that, he directed various dated historical dramas and prestigious adaptations based on known novels such as Lola Montes , Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna , La Fierecilla Domada , Madrugada , Clarines Del Miedo . Moreover, several dramas as Pacto de Silencio with Yvonne Bastian, La Vida Encadenada , and Intrigue . And he also made some Folkloric movies . Soon after , he went on writing critics and directing pictures throughout the 60s and 70s , although his output slowed . In 1966 he was allegedly fired by the producer Fulvio Lucisano from the set of Ringo of Nebraska , after having shot partially the movie , that's why the financer did not love his slow-moving style . He was replaced by his friend Mario Bava , in fact Antonio Roman wrote the notorious Sci-Fi movie directed by Bava : Planet of the Vampires .

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Release Date:

18 March 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunman Called Nebraska See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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