Do we really want to see Franco Nero with curly hair?
Do we really want to see Nero imitating Terence Hill, but being rather stiff legged whilst bouncing around compared to Hill or Gemma?
Are we really interested to get the confirmation that Donati and Vincenzoni shouldn’t have tried to write a comedy?
Do we really want to see a Castellari comedy?
And if he does one, why there are less fistfights than in his “serious” SWs, now that he made the type of films in which fistfights are never out of place?
Do we really want to see silly western comedies instead of real westerns?
So many questions, so little answers …
In fact it ain’t that bad. It was lavishly produced (in relation to the usual SW budget), and was probably better directed than several of Castellari’s better westerns. It ain’t very funny, but was a moderate success in Italy nevertheless.
I especially like a slapstick scene with Nero on a bike trying to escape 3 gunmen on horses, which is slightly hilarious.
It is first of all a comedy and only in 2nd regard also a western, so I would recommend Cipolla Colt only for completetists.