FROM DJANGO TO SARTANA, FROM LEE VAN CLEEF TO ORSEN WELLeS

MYSTERIOUS GUNFIGHTERS, BLAZING ACTION, POOR DUBBING, MEN BEING CALL “GRINGO”, VICIOUS SHOOT-OUTS, THEY ARE ALL HERE

UPDATED JULY 13, 2007

 

10,000 DOLLARS BLOOD MONEY (1966) Spaghetti western tells the saga of a bounty hunter who turns his back on an offer from a rich landowner whose daughter has been kidnapped. Instead, the bounty hunter joins the kidnaper. However, when the kidnaper double-crosses him, he changes his mind about saving the girl.

3 BULLETS FOR RINGO- In Texas, at the border of Mexico, about one century ago, violence and abuse of power rule. Two gunmen, Dick Carson (alias “Ringo”) and Frank Sanders (alias “the Texan”), succeed in freeing Jane, the beautiful daughter of the saloon owner, Walcom, who was being held hostage by a gang of Mexican outlaws. Against her father’s wishes, Jane marries Ringo and arouses jealousy in the Texan. (1966)

7 DOLLARS OF RED- Johnny Ashley passes the life to the search of the assassin of the moglie that has also kidnapped the son to it. But the child, grown between the bandits, has become an outlaw. (1966)

A FISTFUL OF DEATH- Macho Callahan (Jef Cameron) is a federal agent who disguises himself as an outlaw. With the help of Reverend Cotten (Klaus Kinski) he instigates a battle between the Butch Cassidy Gang and the Iron Head Gang! A hard-to-find title! (1971)

A GUN FOR ONE HUNDRED GRAVES- Directed by Umberto Lenzi. Returning from the civil war Jim Slade discovers his parents dead at their farm. It is said that the gang under the lead of Corbett has committed the crime. Jim now goes for revenge but things turn out to be more complicated than he originally thought. To get some money he accepts the job as a sheriff. (1968)

ADIOS GRINGO (1967) With Montgomery Wood (Giuliano Gemma), Evelyn Stewart. A young rancher is swindled in a cattle deal and forced to kill in self defense. He encounters danger and excitement as he tries to clear himself.

BADLANDS DRIFTER- An American drifter becomes involved in a deadly family dispute. A powerful Mexican rancher orders the killing of his daughter’s boyfriend. Jones (John Ireland) earns the wrath of the father when he finds the body and buries it. (1970)

BLACK JACK (1968) Violence and greed is the story of Black Jack, a “professional” bank robber, and his band. Black Jack double-deals his gang by running off with the loot after a successful bank robbery. The deadly chase begins. An odd Euro-western entry because everyone is a bad guy.

BLACK KILLER (1971) The town of Tombstone is at the mercy of five brothers, the dreaded O’Hares. An expert gunslinger, Burt (Fred Robsham), arrives on the scene and is immediately persuaded to take on the duties of sheriff. After lots of action, the sheriff, with the aid of a mysterious lawyer (Klaus Kinski) eliminates the dreaded brothers. Directed by Lucky Moore (Carlo Croccolo).

BLIND MAN (1971) Tony Anthony plays a blind gunman out to retrieve and “deliver” a group of prostitutes taken from him by an unscrupulous group of bandits. One of the Mexican outlaws is none other than ex-Beatle Ringo Starr! An offbeat and exciting Spaghetti Western with lovely Magda Konopka (star of “Satanik”).

CUT THROATS NINE- A wagon load of convicts on their way to prison is being escorted through the mountains by a cavalry troop. They are attacked by a bandit gang, and only a sergeant, his beautiful young daughter and an assortment of seven sadistic, murderous prisoners survive, and they are left without horses or a wagon. (1972)

DEAD FOR A DOLLAR- George Hilton, John Ireland, Piero Vida and Sandra Milo star as a group of double-crossing gun slinging no-gooders each after $200,000 stolen from the town bank! Lively Spaghetti Western thrills! (1971)

DEAD MEN RIDE (1972) Rare spaghetti western, widescreen, in Italian Language w/English subtitles. Starring Fabio Testi, Eduardo Fajardo, Massimo Serato, Luciano Pigozzi, Charo Lopez, Jose Calvo, and others. Directed by Aldo Florio. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. (1972)

DEADLOCK (1970) Contemporary Spaghetti Western starring Mario Adorf, Anthony Dawson, Marquard Bohm, and Mascha Elm-Rabben; four people fight over a suitcase full of money.

DEATH AT OWELL ROCK (1967) Spaghetti Western (dubbed into English) directed by Riccardo Freda (as George Lincoln); starring Mark Damon Stephen Forsyte Pamela Tudor and Luciana Gilli; a gunfighter tries to find out who killed his father.

DEATH ON HIGH MOUNTAIN (1969) Directed by Fred Ringoold (Fernando Cerchio); starring Peter Lee Lawrence Luis Davila, Tano Cimarosa, Agnes Spaak, and Frank Brana; everything goes haywire after a dimwitted Mexican bandit (and his gang) rob a bank.

DEATH RIDES A HORSE (1969) Bill (John Phillip Law) grows up to seek revenge on the gang that killed his parents. He meets up with Ryan (Lee Van Cleef), a veteran gunslinger seeking his own revenge for the ones who put him in prison. The two proceed to shoot everything that moves in this violent spaghetti western.

DIG YOUR GRAVES FRIEND, SARTANA’S COMING (1971)

DJANGO…ADIOS (1972) A man avenges his family, which has been wiped out by a gang of bandits, killing each of them in turn. Starring Jose Torres, Brad Harris and Vassili Karis.

DJANGO AGAINST SARTANA (1970) Django is a law abiding gunslinger who spends his time traveling with his band of men wiping out criminal gangs. Meanwhile, back in town, Sartana rides in one day. The local bank manager, fearing a robbery with Django’s absence, gives $3,000 to Django’s brother Mike to pay off Sartana. It turns out that the whole thing is a set up! Upon returning home, Django finds his brother lynched by the townspeople for supposedly going in on the robbery with Sartana! Will he track him down and kill him before the truth is known? Tony Kendall and Giorgio Ardisson star.

DJANGO SHOOTS FIRST (1966) Django inherits the lion’s share of a town but unfortunately he has an unscrupulous partner.

DROP THEM OR I’LL SHOOT (1969) Spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Corbucci; starring Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Fennec, Mario Adorf, and Francoise Fabian; a free-thinking dope-smoking gang of delinquents (think hippies here) terrorize the people of Blackstone.

FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE- Directed by Sergio Leone. An IRA explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they get drawn into the Mexican revolution. Stars James Coburn and Rod Steiger. (1971)

FIVE GIANTS FROM TEXAS- Five men band together to avenge a friend who was murdered by a tyrannical landowner. There is a lively flogging of a shirtless peasant in the opening reel, and later Madison is staked out and left to fry under the blazing sun, but all his clothes are left on, perhaps in fear that his 43-year-old physique might have aged a bit too much for “beefcake” scenes. (1967)

GET THE COFFIN READY (1968) A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn’t know is that Django isn’t hanging the men at all, just making it look like he is, and using the men he saves from the gallows to build up his own “gang” in order to take revenge on the boss, who, with Django’s former best friend, caused the death of his wife years before.

GREAT TREASURE HUNT- Cocky gunslinger teams up with cardsharp and young sexpot (Rosalba Neri) to pilfer a Mexican fortress loaded with gold. Stars Mark Damon. (1972)

GUNS FOR DOLLARS- BLAZING ACTION! Enough Laughs To Knock You Out of Your Saddle! (1971)

GUNS FOR SEBASTIAN (1968) A rebel on the run ends up in Mexico disguised as a priest. When the villagers mistake him for the real thing, they seek his help in helping them fend off marauding Indians who want to destroy their faith.

HATE FOR HATE- Miguel, a young Mexican, is falsely accused as an accomplice of a gang when he fights with them to retrieve his savings just stolen from the bank. (1967)

I AM SARTANA YOUR ANGEL OF DEATH- Sartana is falsely accused of robbing a bank, and must find the real robbers and clear his name. (1969)

I WANT HIM DEAD (1968) An evil gun-running town boss discovers the Civil War is about to end. If that happens, it would foil an important million-dollar gun deal. He hires a gunman to kill General Lee and Grant, thereby stopping the peace conference at any cost, but Clayton is after the bandits with a vengeance. Starring Craig Hill.

KILL JOHNNY RINGO (1966) Here’s a well made obscure Spaghetti Western starring Brett Halsey as a Texas Ranger who goes under cover to help expose a ring of counterfeiters.

MASSACRE TIME- The Massacre Men, they carry their hate in their holsters and a name on every bullet in their belts… A prospector must fight a sadistic man and his son who have taken over his ranch. (1966)

MY HORSE, MY GUN, YOUR WIDOW- Another crazy spaghetti western fresh from a Euro master, worth having for just the title alone. With Craig Hill, Claudie Lange. Directed by John Wood. (1971)

RINGO THE LONE RIDER (1967) This testosterone-laden spaghetti western is a variation on themes popularized by The Magnificent Seven and its Japanese progenitor, Shichinin no Samurai. Genre stalwart Peter Martell stars as Ringo, a skilled gunman hired by Springfield townspeople to save them from an outlaw gang led by Piero Lulli. The film is overloaded with snarls, hooded glares, and pregnant pauses, often crossing the line into unintentional self-parody.

PRICE OF DEATH (1972) After a woman is murdered in her own home, an unrelated bank robbery occurs that ends in violence. A man named Chester (Klaus Kinski) is wrongly accused of the holdup and then sentenced to death. Bounty hunter Silver (Gianni Garko) is brought in to track down the culprits. Chester is set free, but a twist in the story unearths his true nature!

RINGO AND HIS GOLDEN PISTOL (AKA Johnny Oro) – Spaghetti Western, in which bounty hunter Ringo finds the tables turned when his arch-enemy arrives in town to avenge the murder of his brothers. (1966)

RINGO’S BIG NIGHT- One of the rare Spaghetti Westerns. Very hard to get. (1967)

SCALPS- The commander of a Texan fort in the Civil War refuses to surrender to the Northerners, and tries to buy the local Indian tribe chief’s daughter… (1987)

TEPEDA (aka Blood and Guts) – Stars Orsen Welles.Within the framework legendary of the Mexican Revolution, the destinies of three men are united in a race towards the death. Three men, three worlds, three passions, united by the inscrutable hand of the destiny. Among them, Tepepa, a man, a legend that was the faith and the hope of those farmers. Their desires of revenge were stronger than their professional moral, and their steps were indicated by a cruel track of blood and fire. (1968)

THE STRANGERS GUNDOWN- Django, only survivor of an unit massacred from the nordisti, decides to revenge the dead friends. One of the 8 “spaghetti-westerns” to the standard of Django. (1969)

THE TRAMPLERS (1966) Civil War soldier returns home to his father who can’t accept the loss of the Confederates. Serious conflicts arouse which split the family.

YOU’RE JINXED FRIEND, YOU’VE JUST MET SACRAMENTO- Obscure Spaghetti Western starring Ty Hardin as a man forced into gun battle when his kids are kidnapped by the evil town boss. (1970)