Anda muchacho, spara (1971, Aldo Florio)
This one left me with mixed feelings. Filmed in the early '70s, it’s extremely dirivative (Leone’s Fistful of Dollars obviously its main influence) lacks the baroque splendour of the best films of the previous decade and tries to hide its shortcomings by adding a few subplots - both presented in flashback style - to the main story, resulting in a rather convoluted film, that looks over-familiar at the same time.
That said, it has some distinctive redeeming qualities. At least director Florio did his plagiaristic homework well: the film looks good and the action scenes are very stylish (so what I call derivative, will be called a homage by others). Testi is effective in aping Eastwood and at last we see a decent performance by Fajardo, who made a good impression in Django but very often was dissapointing in his other appearences. The meandering script holds your attention and for those who care - and I know there a lot who do on this site - there are a few bare breasts.
(I was pretty sure I had read about the film here on the site, but couldn’t find its name in the list. Did I overlook it? And wouldn’t it be a good idea to make an alphabetical list of the movies discussed? It’s done this way on the Italian Forum I visit regularly)