I am trying to list as many Italian westerns with similar plot devices. The first list is all the films that have the hero or anti-hero returning from the war! DjangoReturn of RingoThe Wild and the DirtyDrummer of VengeanceCaliforniaPlease add to the list!
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'The Hellbenders' (I Crudeli), most definitely.
A cracking good Sergio Corbucci 'Spaghetti', starring the ever-reliable Joseph Cotton, as an unforgiving Confederate, trying to keep the flag flying.
It's a bit different but Gemma played a former soldier in a post-war scenario in 'The Price of Power'. I could be wrong (been years since I've seen it) but wasn't he a soldier in 'Fort Yuma Gold' as well, or was that set during the war?
Yes, Fort Yuma Gold was set during the war.
Apologies. Should re-watch that one soon actually. I have it listed in my top 50 and as the second best 'Hollywood' spaghetti after One Silver Dollar.
Why Go on KIlling? perhaps? Steven is returning, but as a deserter, and he goes back to the war in the end.