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If One Is Born a Swine (1967)

Voltati... ti uccido! (original title)
Ted Shaw is a buisnesman who owns most of the areas goldmines. Only old Sam Wiltons mine is not yet in his hands and Sam does not want to sell. After being attacked by Bandits hired by Ted ... See full summary »


Alfonso Brescia (as Al Bradley)




Cast overview:
Richard Wyler ... Billy Walsh
Fernando Sancho ... El Bicho
Eleonora Bianchi Eleonora Bianchi ... Susan
Conrado San Martín ... Ted Shaw
Massimo Carocci Massimo Carocci ... Tom Davis (as Ric Burton jr.)
Lucio Rosato ... Shaw Henchman (as Luc Rosat)
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Old Sam (as Spean Convery)
Massimo Righi ... Davis Brother (as Max Dean)
Luis Induni ... Sheriff
Rafael Hernández ... Barkeeper
Rufino Inglés


Ted Shaw is a buisnesman who owns most of the areas goldmines. Only old Sam Wiltons mine is not yet in his hands and Sam does not want to sell. After being attacked by Bandits hired by Ted Shaw, Sam engages the young gunman Billy Walsh to protect himself and the miners.

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Spaghetti/Paella Western co-produced by Italy/Spain with ordinary actors as Wyler , San Martin and the great Fernando Sancho
18 September 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This Tortilla/Spaghetti Western is filled with action , thrills , horse riding , brawls and crossfire . This is a decent/passable Spaghetti starred by acceptable actors from Spaghetti ; being full of fury , action , gun-play and portentous duels . It deals with a reformed gunfighter is on his way to a sleepy town in the hope of peace but problems ensue . The gunslinger named Billy Walsh (Richard Wyler) rides into a little town and meets an old owner of a gold mine called Sam (Espartaco Conversi) . He hasn't come looking for trouble , but trouble finds him around every corner . The strange and weary Pistolero nicknamed Winchester Bill comes to defense Sam and his daughter Susan (Eleonora Bianchi) in their struggle to defend the golden mine against a nasty owner named Ted Shaw (Conrado San Martín) . As the gunfighter fighting to stifle the conflicts between a family and powerful baron land who hires a hired hand , the bandit nicknamed El Bicho (Fernando Sancho) and being supported by a corrupt sheriff (Luis Induni) . As a drifter comes to a farm in the Old West just in time to reckoning gunslingers and owners . Winchester is a mysterious gunfighter who comes to the aid of countrymen from a greedy wealthy owner trying to encroach on their land . As the gunfighter seeks vengeance against his heinous enemies .

Middling Italian-Spanish Western with habitual actors , customary scenarios and realized in Chorizo/Spaghetti style. The film displays thrills , noisy action , violence , shootouts , final twist and being enough entertaining . The movie contains typical particularities Spaghetti , as it is full of fury , sadism : being buried up people to their necks , bloodbaths , and close-ups of grime-encrusted faces . This is an average Spaghetti Western with some moments genuinely entertaining if you can avoid thinking too much . Spectacular final takes place on the downtown when protagonists contend face to face and surrounded by nasties . Thrilling screenplay by Maria Carmen Martínez Roman who wrote numerous westerns such as Sheriff Won't Shoot , Réquiem for a Gringo , Dynamite Joe , In a Colt's Shadow , Fury of Johnny Kid and the classic Django kill . Richard Wyler is passable as an tough gunman who takes law on his own arms , executing thespian skills , bounds and leaps and shooting and throughly enjoys himself . Wyler was born in Essex, England and he starred some Spaghetti , as he acted in various Western as Bounty killer , Two guns and a coward , Winchester Bill , and Euro-Spy genre as Dick Smart 2007 ,Coplan . While Conrado San Martin played in ¨Winchester Bill¨, ¨Long Days of Vengeance¨ , ¨In a colt's shadow¨ and various Westerns directed by his friend Sergio Leone ; furthermore , he starred several Peplum and thrillers . However , being Fernando Sancho who steals the show as a merciless Mexican role , he holds mocking laughs in several scenes , as usual . In the movie appears customary Western support actors as Spanish people : Rafael Hernandez , Rufino Ingles , Luis Induni ; as Italian players such as Espartco Conversi , Franco Pesce , Massimo Righi . Atmospheric as well as evocative cinematography and correctly photographed by Alfonso Nieva , though is necessary a right remastering ; being filmed on location in Colmenar Viejo , La Pedriza , where were filmed a lot of Spaghetti/Chorizo Westerns along with Almeria .

The motion picture was professionally directed by Alfonso Brescia , though contains some flaws and gaps . Al Bradley was a craftsman who directed all kind of genres . Alfonso Brescia or Al Bradley was born in Rome , 1930, and died in 2001 . He was a director and writer, known for directing Westerns as : Days of Violence , White Fang and the Hunter , Killer Caliber and The Colt Is My Law . Alfonso began directing muscle-men epics as The Conqueror of Atlantis , The magnificent gladiator , La Rivolta dei Pretoriani . He also directed Sci-Fi and Sword and witchery genre as Iron Warrior , Sette Uomini D'oro Nello Spazio , The war of the robots ; Adventure as Zanna Bianca , Amazons against Supermen and Wartime films such as Objetivo Rommel , Misiones Ardientes and Hell in Normandy .

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22 October 1967 (Italy) See more »

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