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The Boldest Job in the West (1972)

El más fabuloso golpe del Far-West (original title)
| Western | 1972 (USA)
A bandit gang successfully executes a complicated bank heist but disagreements arise in the aftermath and mass gunplay unfolds.


José Antonio de la Loma (screenplay), José Antonio de la Loma (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Edwards ... Michigan
Carmen Sevilla ... Marion
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo ... Poldo
Patty Shepard ... Lupe
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Jeremias
Barbara Carroll Barbara Carroll ... Sophia (as Barbara Carrol)
Frank Braña ... Jess
Yvan Verella Yvan Verella ... Budd
Jaume Picas Jaume Picas ... (as Jaime Picas)
Poldo Bendandi Poldo Bendandi
Osvaldo Genazzani ... (as Oswaldo Genazani)
Mercedes Linter Mercedes Linter
Fernando Bilbao Fernando Bilbao
J. Lintermans J. Lintermans
Juanito Santiago Juanito Santiago


A bandit gang successfully executes a complicated bank heist but disagreements arise in the aftermath and mass gunplay unfolds.

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Average Paella Western about a bold bank heist by exploding dynamite and carried out by a misfit band of outlaws
2 June 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Middling Chorizo western with typical Spaghetti actors . It is set in Nevada , in Sun Valley town , a place full of mud and dirtiness , with its Public School and the Sun Valley Bank , it is a very famous bank for being the safest office in the West , that's why it has never been robbed . But a gang led by Michigan (Mark Edwards) formed by grizzled gunslingers (Piero Lulli , Fernando Bilbao , Fernando Sancho , Frank Braña , Charly Bravo) arrives in the town in search of gold and they execute scheming plans to steal it by using dynamite , digging underground , and blow it up . Both of whom match wills and wits and ambition among them , and most especially greed threaten to turn their successful hold-up into disaster . Although they have to wait on Saturday , that's why the bank is next to the public school . Meanwhile , a loving triangle is developed among Poldo (Charly Bravo) , the saloon girl Sophia (Barbara Carroll) and her sister , the kiddies school teacher named Marion (Carmen Sevilla) . Along the way , the bandit Reyes (Fernando Sancho) is incarcerated at local jail but when the bank explosion takes place he escapes . Through enormous difficulties , they eventually succeed in robbing gold . At the end they struggle among themselves to unearth the golden bars from a remote location falling prey to each other's bullets.

It is an exciting Tortilla Western that scrutinizes the greed and paranoia of a group of cutthroats , including showdown among them . This is a tale of robbing , ambition and killing , as various robbers fall out over the gold they have taken from a heavily guarded bank and , subsequently , being stranded on an inhospitable and extremely snowy place . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing explosions , shootouts or stunts every few minutes , including plot twists and a spectacular final confrontation . This is a tale of murders , crosses , doublé-crosses , fear and greed , as six colleagues fall out over the gold they have clawed out from a strange location , and , finally , besieged by snowy mountains . The moving dynamic of the motley gang together is passable and is what mostly keeps this movie going . This film belongs to Paella/Spaghetti sub-genre and particularly those Westerns set in snowy landscapes whose main classic was ¨The great silence¨ or ¨Il Grande Silenzio¨(68) by Sergio Corbucci , along with ¨Quanto Costa Morire¨(68) by Sergio Merolle , ¨Gli Specialist¨ by Corbucci , ¨The call wild¨ (72) by Ken Annakin , ¨Zanna Blanca¨ (73) , ¨Il Ritorno De Zanna Blanca¨ (74) by Lucio Fulci , ¨Il Richiamo Del Lupo¨ by Gianfranco Baldanello , ¨Glubbe Rosse¨ by Joe D'Amato and ¨Cut-Throats Nine¨ or ¨Condenados a Vivir¨ by Joaquin Romero Marchent , all of them shot in white , rocky , snowy , mountainous outdoors . The musician Stelvio Cipriani composes an ordinary but inappropriate soundtrack in the seventies style ; including catching though dated songs . Atmospheric scenario with barren outdoors , dirty environment in the muddy town , snowy as well as thunderous exteriors and a glimmer sun and fine sets with striking cinematography by the prestigious Hans Burmann . Cameraman Burmann has a long career from the sixties , including successes as ¨Bearn¨, ¨Guantanamera¨ , ¨Rey Pasmado¨, ¨Gitanos¨ , ¨Open your eyes¨, ¨Tesis¨ and ¨Los Girasoles Ciegos¨. The picture resulted to be shot entirely on location in Aragon Pyrinees , Lerida and Huesca , and Cataluña

The motion picture titled ¨The boldest job in the west¨or ¨Nevada¨or ¨El Mas Fabuloso Golpe Del Far West¨ was regularly directed by José Antonio De La Loma. He was an acceptable professional , especially famous for his ¨Quinqui¨ movies and particularly for ¨Perros Callejeros saga . As he directed ¨Perros Callejeros¨, ¨Perros Callejeros II¨, ¨Ultimos Golpes Del Torete¨, ¨Perras Callejeras¨ and finally ¨3 Dias De Libertad¨ . His style is pretty much urban and realistic as well in the atmosphere as in the fresh dialog and attempted to take a position in favor of outcast people . Jose Antonio De La Loma chose young and natural actors as Angel Fernandez Franco ¨Torete¨ and Bernard Seray who played their parts to the hilt , unafraid of filmmaker's unsympathetic camera and the particularity of the characters . In ¨Perros Callejeros¨ series we see their troubles growing in such streets , slums or "barrios" from Barcelona and outskirts and other coastal places and some fine locations . In these films Jose Antonio De La Loma showed the ugliness of those "barrios" , filthiness , toughness and cold existence . In his youthful De La Loma worked as a teacher in the Chinese barrio of Barcelona and he lived poorness and isolation . As he hired true delinquents who used their peculiar slang and particular behaves , all of them give a certain realism to these offbeat films . Juan Antonio De La Loma had a long career including titles as a writer and a filmmaker in all kinds of genres , as Western : ¨Professional for a massacre¨ ,¨Texas Kid¨ ,¨Clint the solitary¨ , ¨Return of Clint¨, ¨The last Mohican¨, ¨Seven pistols for Timothy¨ , ¨Viva Carrancho¨, ¨The Boldest job in the West¨, ¨Blood at sundown¨or ¨Porque Seguir Matando¨ and Action : ¨Metralleta Stein¨ , ¨Razzia¨ , ¨Explosion¨ , Squadron: Counterforce¨or "Playing with Death" , ¨Goma 2¨ , ¨Tony Carrera¨, "Playboy to Kill" and several others .

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