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Crazy Westerners (1968)

Little Rita nel West (original title)
Little Rita has a dream: she dreams of a better world and she believes that all the evil in the world originates from gold. So she has decided to blow up all the gold she can put her hands ... See full summary »


Ferdinando Baldi


Ferdinando Baldi (story), Franco Rossetti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Pavone Rita Pavone ... Little Rita
Terence Hill ... Black Star
Lucio Dalla Lucio Dalla ... John Fitzgerald Francis
Teddy Reno ... The Sheriff
Nina Larker Nina Larker ... The Orphan
Pinuccio Ardia ... Jesse - Barman
Kirk Morris ... Ringo
Gordon Mitchell ... Silly Bull
Fernando Sancho ... Pancho
Nini Rosso Nini Rosso ... Mexican Trumpet Player
Gino Pernice ... Tribunal President Joseph (as Luigi Pernice)
Romano Puppo ... Zorro
Mirella Pamphili ... (as Mirella Pamfili)
Franco Gulà Franco Gulà ... Old lawyer
Enzo Di Natale Enzo Di Natale ... Django


Little Rita has a dream: she dreams of a better world and she believes that all the evil in the world originates from gold. So she has decided to blow up all the gold she can put her hands on. In her mission she is assisted by the Indian Chief Bisonte Seduto and by her friend Francis. Little Rita kills Ringo and Django, but she is taken prisoner by the Mexican bandit Sancho who wants to steal her gold. Black Star rescues her and seems determined to help her, but does he? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Release Date:

1 August 1968 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Westerners See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an obvious attempt to exploit the later success of Trinita played by Terence Hill, this film was re released in France with all the music sequences edited out and the character of Black Star renamed Trinita. A certain amount of jocks and puns was also added in the French translation of the dialogue, supposedly to reinforce the comical dimension of the film. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cut-Throats Nine (2014) See more »


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Spoof musical Spaghetti Western with Rita Pavone facing off known gunfighters as Ringo , Django and Sancho
22 May 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Little Rita (Rita Pavone) is a female gunfighter who travels to the Far West , she has a glorious dream , to get the best world , that's why she is chasing bandits . Little Rita believes that all the badness in the world comes from the gold rush . Pavone takes the valuable gold from them and hides it in a cave and assisted by Sitting Buffalo she has decided to destroy it and to blow it up by dynamite . In her mission she is helped by the Indian Chief Sitting Buffalo (Gordon Mitchell) and by her colleague John Fitzgerald Francis (Lucio Dalla) . All of them undertake several adventures and risks . Along the way Little Rita takes on the speedest gunslingers as Ringo (the muscle man Kirk Morris) , Django (Natale) and others as Jesse James (Remo De Angelis , ordinary master of arms) and Zorro (Romano Puppo , habitual Pasta secondary) . Rita meets a reformed Pistolero called Black Star (Terence Hill)and she decides to share his way of life . Later on , Rita is taken prisoner by the Mexican nasty Sancho (Fernando Sancho) and his ominous henchmen who try to rob her precious gold . The draw-fast Black Star seems determined to help her , he then rescues her , but things go awry .

The film is a Rita Pavone recital , as she dances , sings , stooges , make acrobatics , tongue twister and put faces and grimaces . This ¨Little Rita¨ film blends the common scenarios , as invincible and tough antiheroes , difficult and fast showdowns with numerous deceases , impulsive and quick zooms as well as amazing musical numbers . Lots of gags and sketches , some of them funny but in the movie lacks a real freshness . Parody movie with a myriad of silly and amusing gags , laughs , comedy with tongue in-cheek and it has its good moments here and there . This is a disconcerting and fun farce with the famous singer and it displays too much fights , punches , shootouts and hilarious as well as spectacular musical numbers , such as : dancing at the Indian settlement , the Pecos town choreography and saloon dances . This ¨Rita in the West¨ belongs to a sub-genre , the Musical spaghetti western along with ¨Una Donna Per Ringo¨ by Rafael Romero Marchent with Sean Flynn , Pili and Mili and ¨Per un Pugno Di Canzoni¨(66) by Jose Luis Merino with Gustavo Rojo and Renzo Palmer . Picture is a Rita Pavone vehicle , as she plays as Little Rita who has a dream : she dreams to avoid the evil that emerges from human ambition and attempts to get a better world and as she schemes to blow up one day all the gold she can put her hands on and get rid of the root of all greed : money . That's why she confronts outlaws as ¨Ringo/Kirk Morris¨ but this role has nothing to do with Giuliano Gemma/Ringo , but he bears a remarkable resemblance to ¨Clint Eastwood/Man without name , including his Poncho ; besides , she contends Django who is dragging his coffin , adding his known machine gun and he subsequently attacks Rita in the customary cemetery full of crosses similarly to Sergio Corbucci's Django . This is an attractive flick which many consider her best musical comedy . As Rita is an nice singer , authentic comedian and real Farceur . If you like Pavone's crazy interpretation , you will most definitely enjoy this one .

Cinematography by Enzo Barboni or E. B. Clucher (author of ¨Trinity series¨ with Terence Hill and Bud Spencer) is well made . It contains a catching , original musical score by Robby Poitevin and Alessandroni and enjoyable songs sung by Rita Pavone and Lucio Dalla . The motion picture titled ¨Little Rita nel West" , "Crazy Westerners" , "Little Rita" (USA title) or "Locuras En El Oeste" was professionally directed by Ferdinando Baldi , under pseudonym , Freddy Baldwin . Ferdinando was a craftsman who directed all kind genres but especially Western such as "Carambola's Philosophy : In the Right Pocket" , "Blindman" , ¨Il Pistolero dell'Ave Maria" or "Forgotten Pistolero" , ¨"Django Sees Red" , ¨Rita in the West¨ and ¨Adios Texas¨ at his best . The pic will appeal to Rita Pavone , Terence Hill fans and Spaghetti Western buffs . Rating : Nice and acceptable. Well worth seeing .

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