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The Stranger Returns (1967)

Un uomo, un cavallo, una pistola (original title)
Approved | | Western | August 1968 (USA)
A cynical gunfighter, aided by an elderly prophet, becomes involved in a feud with a bandit gang trying to obtain a stagecoach made of solid gold.

Director:

Luigi Vanzi (as Vance Lewis)

Writers:

Tony Anthony (original story), Roberto Infascelli (screenplay) (as Bob Enescelle Jr.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Anthony ... The Stranger
Daniele Vargas ... Good Jim
Ettore Manni ... Lieutenant Stafford
Jill Banner ... Caroline
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Chrysler
Marina Berti ... Ethel
Mario Novelli Mario Novelli ... Austin (as Anthony Freeman)
Roberto Chiappa Roberto Chiappa ... En Plein Henchman
Fred Coplan Fred Coplan ... En Plein Henchman at Water Trough
Luciana Antonelli Luciana Antonelli ... Surprised Girl
Silvana Bacci Silvana Bacci ... Mexican Wife
Aysanoa Runachagua ... Mexican Husband (as Sonko)
Antonio Danesi Antonio Danesi ... Jess - Stagecoach Driver
Giuseppe Addobbati Giuseppe Addobbati ... Mr. Stanley
Amerigo Castrighella Amerigo Castrighella ... En Plein Henchman at Water Trough (as Mario Castrighella)
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Storyline

Taking the identity of a dead postal inspector found on the trail, a stranger rides into a small western town and finds himself in the middle of a stagecoach robbery perpetrated by a gang of twenty ruthless desperados. Finding out the object of the heist was not a strongbox as it seemed but a solid gold stagecoach, he enlists the aid of a down-and-out old preacher and tracks down the dangerous gang and their unsuspected ally. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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He rides a horse with a queer name and carries a pink parasol. He's after a solid-gold stagecoach and a band of cutthroats. It's the living-and dying-end in excitement! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | West Germany | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

August 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stranger Returns See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (Metrocolor: US prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Vastly superior to it's predecessor with a "killer" score ......
20 May 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"The Stranger Returns", is much better than the first "Stranger" movie, just as "For a Few Dollars More" eclipsed "A Fistful of Dollars". The score here is an absolute "killer" , and very Morricone like. I would say that Warner Brothers has done a great job with the Archive Collection transfer. Colors are sharp and the musical score is clearly a highlight. The story itself, has Tony Anthony playing the low key sly fox, taking a beating, but eventually outsmarting Dan Vadis and his gang. There are several chuckles that actually work, and the action, although predictable, moves along at a good pace. I consider this film to be one of the better non-Leone spaghetti westerns, and is recommended viewing, especially for "spaghetti" fans. - MERK


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