Burt Reynolds stars in this 1966 Spaghetti Western about a Navajo Indian whose tribe is slaughtered by a wild group of commancheros. The movie was directed by “the other Sergio”, Sergio Corbucci, who you may know from films like Django, Il Mercenario andÂ Companeros.
This film was supposed to make Burt a big starÂ like the Leone films did for Eastwood, but since the film did poorly in the theaters, Burt had to keep making movies in America. In 1972 he became a superstar after his riveting performance in the backwoods thriller Deliverance.
Navajo Joe isnt the best Spaghetti Western, but aficionados will want to check it out. The score by Morricone is one of the main attractions. You can hear parts of it in Tarantino’s Kill Bill as well.