Watched this little Eurowestern yesterday for the first time and couldn’t find a thread for it so am making one now.
Something of an oddity I think as made in Black & White which was unusual for a Western released as late as 1966. That, along with the 3 American leads more famous in the 50s makes the whole thing seem older than it really is. Also feels strange to see some of these Spanish locations, especially the western town, in black and white. If you weren’t in the know and looking carefully you could easily assume this was shot in America.
All that said, I actually found myself enjoying it much more than I expected. It’s low key, almost minimalist vibe suits the characters and storyline well and the equally minimalist music score just adds to that. In all it’s a pretty tight little western and worth seeking out in my opinion. The American cast is good and suit their roles perfectly and are all helped by a pretty good script. The budget looks like it was pretty low and presumably spent largely on the 3 main stars but Carlson does a good job with what he has and winds up with a film which I think punches above its weight.
Definitely feels like an American western rather than a European one but is a pretty good one and I suspect it is only it’s black and white format which has kept it relatively obscure over the years.