This is my Fidani’s favourite SW ever.
Let’s talk frankly…the film doesn’t really wort a cent and Fidani seems more having fun that directing seriously.
He looks like he’s playing with a toy instead of trying to make the whole atmosphere realistic and credible.
The italian version is priceless: actors talking and complaining in roman slang (a must in every Fidani’s movie…and here you wonder if he was serious or intentionally funny or simply irresponsible)
Jeff Cameron’s name is Macho Callahan and he’s an inspector…Inspector Callahan. Plus with such a first name, Macho…well…
Hunt Powers is Butch Cassidy… ?
Giancarlo Prete is Sundance Kid… ???
I thought that the story if butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid was serious…at least from what I saw from the beautiful american movie. Here they look like a bunch if idiots, goofy wannabe stingers that fight each others for childish reasons.
Gordon Mitchel is playing his worst role ever…skinny as never before, just watch him when he looses while playing poker…his overacting (or non-acting) is priceless
Renzo Arbore - who, of course speaks in roman slang - is a famous cabaret/theatre player/musician/entertainer…a perfect example of total miscast here
Klaus Kinski is there just because Fidan iwas the only director who could stand him and his lunacy…so he just gave him the chance to make some money and make him feel happy for a further mercenary performance…
The first scene where Ironhead and his bunch of wannabees bandits walk desperately in a row before witnessing the deadly ambush gives you the sense of Fidani’s touch: a great, fast, quick, funny comic book not to be taken too serioulsy.
It’s just the essence of a real spaghetti western, made with great details for costumes but completely empty of any empathic or psychological research. It’s just love for SW, love for shooting a further SW and see bandits and sheriffs fighting and shooting each other, see people riding horses and villages (most of the houses have clearly brick fundaments) more theorical than effective…
It’s just fun in its purest form and I guess Fidani, contrary to many other directors, was perfectly aware of it. I think this movie is the closest thing to be compared to a comic book.