When the stagecoach in which they travel is attacked by Monteiro's gang, Lash accepts to kill his friend to save his bacon. On reaching his destination - a village near the Mexican border ... See full summary »
In 1864, mercenary Clyde MacKay leads a squad of hard-case cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command: infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal a million dollars in gold from the Union Army.
A master gunfighter teams up with his banjo-playing partner and a Mexican bandit to foil the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas, who want to steal $100,000 from their own bank to buy land that the approaching railroad will cross.
Lee Van Cleef,
This spaghetti western has some interest due to the fact that its star was the controversial singer Dean Reed. Unlike some other singers turn actors, Reed does give it his all, but there's still a problem with his performance. His character, while the supposed hero of the movie, is very unlikable. The character is smug and arrogant, and comes across as very annoying throughout. There are additional problems with the movie. The story is slow-moving, and while the running time is less than 90 minutes, all the same feels way too long. Still, there are a few positive things about the movie. The production values are solid, and combined with some interesting locations and some atypical direction, the movie looks and feels a lot different from most spaghetti westerns. But despite this, the movie is only for die hard fans of the genre.
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