No, no comedy for sure...
To me, Sergio Martino is one of the great directors of Italian genre films. I'm not much fond of his late spaghetti Mannaja though but I was interested to see his first western Arizona Colt Returns. Basically the story of the film is the same we have seen in dozens of westerns: An outlaw gunslinger with drunk and funny sidekick is paid to get back stolen gold from gang of bandits. Cast is also very regular spaghetti-crew: Anthony Steffen, Roberto Camardiel, Aldo Sambrell, Raf Baldassarre etc. But Sergio Martino's good directing skills and nice camerawork makes the film stand out among the average Steffen westerns. Especially the action scenes are very well made with imaginative and spectacular tricks. The worst thing about Arizona Colt Returns is the music. The main theme is merry song with funny lyrics which would have better suited comedy western. Of course there is some comedic elements in the film, Roberto Camardiel's Double Whiskey character for example but towards the end its get more serious and more violent.
My rating 3.5/5
By the way, German members of the forum! Could someone lighten us about the Koch's interview with Martino and van Husen? Is there anything interesting?