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Four Candles for Garringo (1971)

Un colt por cuatro cirios (original title)
A gang holds up a tax shipment of gold. That night, when celebrating, Farley steals the gold, but is found dead the next morning.


Ignacio F. Iquino


Ignacio F. Iquino (screenplay) (as Steve McCohy), Juliana San José de la Fuente (screenplay) (as Jackie Kelly) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Woods ... Sheriff Frank Garringo
Olga Omar Olga Omar ... Geminis
Mariano Vidal Molina ... Rogers (as Vidal Molina)
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Oswald
María Martín ... Beltha (as Mary Martin)
Luis Ciges ... Jim
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Farley (as Molino Rojo)
Gaspar 'Indio' González Gaspar 'Indio' González ... González (as Indio Gonzalez)
Ángel Lombarte Ángel Lombarte ... Oswald Employee
César Ojinaga César Ojinaga
Fernando Rubio Fernando Rubio ... Mulligan
Irene D'Astrea Irene D'Astrea ... Fanny
Johnny 'El Corso' Johnny 'El Corso'
Ricardo Moyán Ricardo Moyán
Fernando de Miragaya Fernando de Miragaya ... (as F. de Miragaya)


A gang holds up a tax shipment of gold. That night, when celebrating, Farley steals the gold, but is found dead the next morning.

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15 November 1973 (Italy) See more »

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Four Candles for Garringo See more »

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Inferior Spaghetti/Paella/Butifarra Western shot in Spain with two usual genre stars : Robert Woods and Chris Huerta
21 February 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Below average Tortilla or Gazpacho Western with plenty of action , crossfire , brawls , double-crosses , twists and loads of shots . A gang led Oswald (Cris Huerta) holds up a shipment of gold . That night , when the hoodlums are celebrating it , Farley (Antonio Molino Rojo) steals the cash . After that , he get escaped , being pursued by the Oswalds's henchmen . Meanwhile , Rogers (Mariano Vidal Molina) is accused as robbing's accomplice . Later on , the next morning , Farley is found dead nearly his house where lives his wife Beltha (Maria Martin) and his half-breed daughter Geminis (Olga Omar) . Then , a Sheriff named Frank Garringo (Robert Woods) and his deputy González (Gaspar 'Indio' González) investigate the murder . Soon after , at the little town -where there are the usual shops and establishments as Hardware , Blacksmith , livery stable with leather goods , Funeral Parlor , and the Star Saloon licensed for gambling owned by Oswald- happen other killings .

This stirring tortilla Western packs thrills , shootouts , noisy action , some brief touches of humor with tongue-in-cheek and riding pursuits . Spanish production filmed in Catalunya , full of familiar faces , assaults , exaggerated characters , gun-down , lots of shots and fights . The film packs action , shootouts , drama , treason , high body-count and it's fast moving , being slightly entertaining and approaching increasingly the American as well as Spaghetti style , but keeping some details that make it special in this particular Paella genre and adding some ¨Giallo¨ elements . Starring Robert Woods as a tough sheriff who attempts to find out murders and vows revenge when his deputy is killed . Robert is passable , he ravages the screen , he jumps , leaps and bounds , hits and runs ; besides , receiving violent punches , whipping and wounds . Worthwhile watching for a demonstration of the confrontation between Robert Woods and Cris Huerta as the greedy saloon owner and his hired hands with some looks that say it all , including an exciting ending . Mediocre performances for the whole casting . "Four Candles for Garringo" or "My Colt, Not Yours" is regularly starred by Robert Woods . Robert starred several Tortilla/Ravioli Western as "Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace" , "Seven Guns for the MacGregors" , ¨Four Dollars for Vengeance" , ¨Black Jack¨, ¨El Puro¨, "Gatling Gun" , among others . Support cast is frankly acceptable , thanks to the appearance important secondaries from Spaghetti/Tortilla or Paella Western , these are the followings : Mariano Vidal Molina , Antonio Molino Rojo , Gaspar Indio Gonzalez , Cesar Ojinaga , Maria Martin and the comical relief by Luis Ciges as a sympathetic undertaker .

And being decently photographed by Antonio L. Ballesteros . Mostly filmed in atmospheric though poor scenarios on location in Fraga , (Huesca) , similar to Almeria , and a Western village located in ¨Spugles De Llobregat¨ built by Balcazar Productions . Atmospheric musical score by Enrique Escobar , Iquino's ordinary . The motion picture was lousily directed by prolific filmmaker Ignacio F Iquino , under pseudonym Steve McCoy . Iquino is considered to be one of the worst filmmakers of Spanish film history . He wrote , directed and produced lots of films by means of his production company : ¨I.F.I.¨ that financed lots of Westerns such as : ¨Oeste Nevada Joe¨ , ¨Ninguno De Los Tres Llamaba Trinidad¨, ¨La Diligencia De Condenados¨, ¨Fabulosos De Trinidad¨, ¨20 Pasos a Muerte¨ , ¨Dólar a Fuego¨, ¨Abre Tu Fosa Llega Sabata¨ , and ¨5 Pistolas De Texas¨ . Most of them starred by Richard Harrison , Jorge Martin or George Martin , Luis Davila , Daniel Martin or Robert Woods . Iquino was a Spanish craftsman , writing and directing ; working from the 40s in all kind of genres and B movies until the late 80s . However , he also directed acceptable films as ¨Historia De Una Escalera¨ based on Antonio Buero Vallejo's novel , ¨El Judas¨, ¨Angeles Al Volante¨, ¨Tambor Del Bruch¨ and ¨Brigada Criminal¨ at his best . Rating : 3.5/10 , a turkey film , being some moments briefly entertaining , though sometimes embarrassing . If you like Chorizo , Paella , Tortilla , Butifarra or Spaghetti westerns , this one remains a little watchable in the final action scenes .

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