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The Return of Ringo (1965)

Il ritorno di Ringo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 1966 (USA)
A returning Union Officer discovers that his home has been overrun by Mexican bandits, and infiltrates the gang to restore order and determine if his wife has been faithful to him.

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Complete credited cast:
... Capt. Montgomery Brown / 'Ringo' (as Montgomery Wood)
... Esteban Fuentes
... Helen Brown / Hally Fitzgerald (as Hally Hammond)
... Rosita, the Saloon-girl
... Sheriff Carson
Manuel Muñiz ... Myosotis / Morning Glory (as Pajarito)
... Elizabeth Brown
Víctor Bayo ... Jeremiah Pitt, the Saloon owner
Tunet Vila ... Mimbreno, the Apache medicine man
Juan Torres ... Bartender at Mimbres' village
Jose Halufi ... Gravedigger
George Martin ... Don Fernando Paco Fuentes
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Once again billed as Montgomery Wood, Giuliano Gemma plays a civil war soldier who returns to his family land to find his family decimated, his property taken over by a family of Mexican bandits and his fiancee about to marry the Mexican gangster behind all this. Bent on revenge, he goes undercover disguised as a Mexican and discovers he has a daughter! Written by Cristian Redferne <harlock1997@geocities.com>

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Italian censorship visa #46134 issued December 7, 1965. Running time of 96 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Xue di zi (1975) See more »

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Il ritorno di Ringo
Sung by Maurizio Graf
Lyrics by Maurizio Graf (uncredited)
Music by Ennio Morricone (uncredited)
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an excellent euro-western
9 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is the follow-up to "A Pistol For Ringo"(Una Pistola per Ringo), but it is not a sequel. All of the main actors return for this story, but they play completely different characters, and while Giuliano Gemma portrays another character called Ringo, this protagonist has nothing in common with the first "Ringo." It may seem unusual to those who haven't watched a lot of these movies, but that kind of thing is quite common in the spaghetti western genre.

This Ringo is not an outlaw like the one in the previous movie, yet he is much more serious and deadly, because he has been wronged on a very personal level, and is seeking justice and revenge. This gives the movie a much more somber tone than the previous film. It's a gripping story without a single boring moment.

All of the main actors are at the top of their game in this one. Antonio Casas is especially good as the dysfunctional sheriff who pulls himself together with the help of Ringo. Giuliano Gemma is even better in this movie than in the previous film, and I can't say enough about Nieves Navarro. Not only does she do a wonderful job portraying "Rosita," she looks even more incredible in this film than in the last one, which is a feat I would not have thought possible. She is quite possibly the most amazingly beautiful woman to ever appear in a western.

Morricone's music score is also an improvement over the one he wrote for the first Ringo movie. There is more music in this film, and the tunes are more memorable. I especially like the theme song.

Although "A Pistol For Ringo" wasn't bad, it was apparently just a warm-up for the filming of this movie, because "The Return of Ringo" is a much better film on all levels. It's not completely without flaws, but the imperfections here just add to the movie's charm and appeal. I consider this one to be a must-see for spaghetti western fans.


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