This movie get’s a lot of bad reviews but since I vaguely remembered seeing it on TV once and since it has an attractive cast, I decided to buy the German DVD (4/3 1.85:1 German audio). After watching this I can honestly say that I do not understand why this movie has such a bad reputation. I found it quite entertaining, especially after seeing Eugenio Martin’s extremely boring and ugly looking Pancho Villa movie a while ago. The comedy is not too untrusive and is part of the actual film unlike all those godafwul comic relief characters you see popping up (but never dying) in serious westerns. The music at the beginning made me expect the worst but after a while I realised this suited the feel of the movie. The great sounding rock song that kicked in later also took me by surprise. I hardly found any boring moment in this film and even then you could entertain yourself with spotting familiar faces. Also this movie has good production value, looks nice an has some exotic scenery for a western (river boat). Don’t forget the gorgeous Diana Lorys and Gina Lollobriga :o. Especially Gina has an interesting role as the not to be trusted vixen.
Maybe I like anything with Garko in it (although I never managed to finish watching Drei Schwedinnen in Oberbayern :)) but I suggest giving this movie another chance.