Haha, i´d say this one is heavly influenced by the spaghettis, but what marks it most is incompetence! It´s a lot of fun though, but probably most of it is lost to non-swedish viewers as it´s the incredibly daft dialogue that makes for most of the laughs… There´s very few horses, instead the hero paddles around in a canoe…! The duel in the end is done pretty ok, but maybe after over an hour of stupidity one accepts anything not crappy as “good”. I must also mention the looong scene where the gang drinks and talks drunken nonsens, it just never ends! This was shot at the western-amusementpark High Chaparall, stiil in existence:
Mats Helge made another western prior to this, Frozen star, but rumour has it the only print got burned (maybe by accident, maybe not…?). The only one i ever heard who has seen it is a newspaper reviewer from the premier in mid-70s, he called it “the worlds worst movie”…
Mats Helges latest work was a tv-film from the 90s, it ends with an exciting cliffhanger and the audience was to phone in and vote if they wanted to see the continuation, must have been quite a blow for “Swedens only professional director” (as he called himself) that the No-votes won!