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Sabata the Killer (1970)

Arriva Sabata! (original title)
Sabata and Mangosta are bank robbers, who after a bank job, through a series of events, end up teaming up with the bank clerk, Peter. They then go on the run with Peter's boss and a hired ... See full summary »

Director:

Tulio Demicheli

Writers:

Tulio Demicheli, Florentino Soria (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steffen ... Sabata / Garringo
Peter Lee Lawrence ... Peter
Eduardo Fajardo ... Mangosta
Alfredo Mayo ... Garfield
Luis Induni ... Charlie McKenzie
Rossana Rovere Rossana Rovere ... Patricia
Alfonso Rojas Alfonso Rojas ... Sheriff
María Villa María Villa ... Manolita
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Fuller
José Canalejas ... Chaco
Alfredo Santacruz Alfredo Santacruz ... Butch Garrett
Tito García ... Fuller
Lorenzo Robledo Lorenzo Robledo ... Man in Sheriff's Office
Álvaro de Luna ... Garfield Hechman
Alfonso de la Vega Alfonso de la Vega ... Garfield Henchman
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Storyline

Sabata and Mangosta are bank robbers, who after a bank job, through a series of events, end up teaming up with the bank clerk, Peter. They then go on the run with Peter's boss and a hired posse equipped with the latest technology in weapons on their trail.

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Comedy | Western

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 September 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sabata the Killer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Amusing Paella/Spaghetti Western co-produced by Spain/Italy starred by three greatest stars : Steffen , Lee Lawrence and Fajardo
10 June 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is an entertaining as well as comical Chorizo Western that packs stirring adventures , shootouts , riding chases , vengeance , treason and is pretty amusing . Paella/Ravioli Western starred by ordinary actors and a plethora of familiar faces in the support cast . It deals with a duo of robbers called Sabata (Anthony Steffen) and Mangosta (Eduardo Fajardo) who carry out a bank robbing . They assault a bank and escape by car . The newspapers publicize ¨the bandits took 5.00 dollars from bank assaulted¨. But they learn the bank cashier called Peter (Peter Lee Lawrence) has taken some dollars . Peter is a card player who has an abundant debt to a powerful owner called Garfield (Alfredo Mayo) . Sabata and Mangosta go after Pedro who is caught , they then form an amusing trio to proceed hold-ups and assaults . As Pedro agrees with them to assault an armored stagecoach . They take money and gold but a posse led by Garfield pursues them . The threesome decides to hide the gold at a mine . Later on , the trio is detained and about to be hanged , but they are spontaneously freed by the posse .

This forgotten S.W. packs thrills , action , humor and lots of shots and gunplay . All in all, this film is predominantly a Spanish film rather than an Italian one. It's a two country co-production but is clearly dominated by the Spanish contingent and the traditional leanings of the Spanish producers of the time have their stamp on the entire proceedings . There is plenty of action and humor with tongue firmly in cheek , guaranteeing shoot'em up , riding pursuits or stunts every few minutes . It's an exciting SW with breathtaking showdown between the protagonists Steffen/Lee Lawrence/Fajardo and the enemy led by Alfredo Mayo and his hoodlums , including a thrilling ending when happens shootouts , surprises and double-crosses . The picture is well starred by Anthony Steffen-Antonio De Teffe- , he plays Sabata but no relation to Lee Van Cleef's Sabata role ; Steffen began playing secondary roles into typical examples of popular Italian films of the late 50s as sword and sandal epics , comedies, adventures and was with spaghetti westerns that renamed achieved worldwide stardom . His acting is often accused of being wooden, but in many manners is ideally suited to playing the steely-faced gunslinger synonymous with the genre . His others successes include well liked features as ¨Seven Dollars to Kill¨ , ¨The last Mohican¨, ¨Train for Durango¨, ¨Gentleman Jo¨ , ¨Four dollars for Django¨, ¨Shango¨, ¨Arizona colt¨, ¨Apocalypse Joe¨ and several others . Blond German youth Peter Lee Lawrence, who made his uncredited debut in Sergio Leone "For A Few Dollars More" (1965), was the hero in many Spaghetti Westerns. His short cinematographic history can be enclosed in nine years of Italo-Spain co-productions such as "More Dollars for the MacGregors" , ¨Winchester justice¨,"Pistol for a Hundred Coffins", ¨The man who killed Billy the Kid¨ , ¨Fury of Johnny Kid¨ and several others . However , Eduardo Fajardo steals the spectacle as a likable Mexican with moustache , earring and knitting, being magnificently interpreted by this veteran Spanish secondary actor . In addition , there appears usual secondaries of Spanish/Italian Western , including customary actors such as Alfredo Mayo , Chris Huerta , Tito Garcia , Alfonso De La Vega , Rafael Albaicín , Jose Canalejas , Alvaro De Luna , Jose Riesgo , Miguel Del Castillo , Xan Das Bolas , Emilio Rodriguez , Luis Induni and many others .

There are many fine technicians and nice assistant direction and excellent production design , a magnificent scenario on the villages , ranch , and barren outdoors , rocky mountains , dirty landscapes under a glimmer sun and fine sets filmed in Manzanares Del Real , Colmenar Viejo and La Pedriza , Madrid . Evocative cinematography by Aldo Rizzi , showing marvelously the habitual Manzananes Del Real and Pedriza outdoors , but no Almeria . Marcelo Giombini composes a vivid Spaghetti soundtrack and well conducted , including a jolly leitmotif ; it's full of fun sounds and lively score . Definitely a worthy topic but, well done correctly interpreted and euro-western of the final period which, although far from the postulates Leonianos .

This is one of the uncountable Western that the Spanish producers pioneers were joined by Italian producers , who established around Madrid , especially to shoot the exteriors, a new stable center for filming westerns . The Argentinian , nationalized Spanish writer/filmmaker Tulio Demicheli so consistently mixed the good with the mediocre that it became quite impossible to know what to expect from him next . He directed other Gazpacho Westerns such as ¨Tequila¨, ¨1 , 2, 3 Dispara otra Vez¨, ¨Un Hombre Un colt¨ and ¨Gunmen of Rio Bravo¨. Demicheli had a long , prolific career , working from the 40s , he directed all kind of genres as drama as ¨Herida Luminosa¨ , Thriller as ¨Ricco¨ , adventures as ¨Son of Captain Blood¨, ¨First adventure¨ , Spy sub-genre as ¨¨Il Nostro Agente a Casablanca¨, ¨Dirty game in Panama¨ , ¨Misión Lisboa¨ , Giallo as ¨Coartada en Disco Rojo or Two faces or fear¨ , Horror as ¨Monstruos De Terror¨ or ¨Assignment Terror" . His best movie was ¨Carmen of Ronda¨ with Sara Montiel . ¨Arriva Sabata¨ results to be a passable Paella western with acceptable production , adequate cinematography , ordinary players and catching musical score . Rating : 6 .


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