Rita of the West / Little Rita nel West (Ferdinando Baldi, 1967)


(Bill san Antonio) #1

I saw this film for the first time few days ago. The version I saw was in german language so I didn’t understand much about the dialogue but that didn’t bother too much as the film is mainly songs and musical numbers.

I have to admit that I enjoyed this film very much but probably most of spaghetti western fans will hate it. There’s lots of inside genre jokes like Rita fighting with Clint Eastwood look-alike and Django (dragging a coffin with his hands crushed). Hilarious title sequence too which is in Pink Panther-style animation. Oh, and Rita Pavone is quite cute.

I need to see this in english some day or preferably in italian with subtitles.


(Half Soldier) #2

I would be intrigued to see this film myself some time, despite its reputation of being bad! Where did you track it down from, Bill?


(Sebastian) #3

Database linkhttp://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Rita_nel_West

It’s available on DVD in germany


(rodalquilar) #4

Found it in English from Cine City

[ftp=ftp://http://www.cinecityplanet.com/E_frame.html?http://www.cinecityplanet.com/]http://www.cinecityplanet.com/E_frame.html?http://www.cinecityplanet.com/[/ftp]

It’s under the Spaghetti Western DVDr section.

Hmmm, I give up! For some reason I can’t get the link to work. :-[ :-\


(Bill san Antonio) #5

Yeah, I have the german dvd. Isn’t there also a japanese release? Is that one in english?


(Mats) #6

I might be wrong regarding the japanese DVD but I don´t think it has english audio, only italian.

Little Rita was released on VHS here in Sweden in very good-looking english version (except the songs that are in italian) with the on-screen title “The Crazy Westerners”.
Great quality and WS.

This movie is so bizarre but it´s damn good.


(Sebastian) #7

[quote=“rodalquilar, post:4, topic:106”]Found it in English from Cine City

[ftp=ftp://http://www.cinecityplanet.com/E_frame.html?http://www.cinecityplanet.com/]http://www.cinecityplanet.com/E_frame.html?http://www.cinecityplanet.com/[/ftp]

It’s under the Spaghetti Western DVDr section.

Hmmm, I give up! For some reason I can’t get the link to work. :-[ :-[/quote]

because the page is framed and it sucks (believe me :slight_smile:
just search for “rita”

btw i updated the page with the german dvd link, but it is german audio only


(rodalquilar) #8

[quote=“Sebastian, post:7, topic:106”]because the page is framed and it sucks (believe me :slight_smile:
just search for “rita”

btw i updated the page with the german dvd link, but it is german audio only[/quote]

Thanks for the info Sebastian. :slight_smile:


(rojoprofundo) #9

I’ve got the movie. It was released here as “The Crazy Westerners” and all songs were removed to make it a “serious SW”. The final result is, of course, owful.
The complete version is shown on a local TV channel very oftenly and as Bill San Antonio says it’s quite funny and very enjoyable. I really recomend this movie more that other SW that want to by comedies and they’re not.

pay attention to the bogus cover:

http://www.gratisweb.com/rojoprofundo/Images/Tapas/C/T00310.jpg


(Mannaja) #10

I have the Japanese DVD; perfect picture quality, Italian audio only, BUT with English subtitles. This is the one to own. And I do. I LOOOOOOVE this one :stuck_out_tongue:


(Silvanito) #11

This is a very funny film and Rita Pavone is very cute :slight_smile:


(Bluntwolf) #12

The flic will be on German TV tomorrow night.
I haven’t watched it yet and I’m curious about it.
Will it really be as funny as everybody is writing ???
I’ll let you know my opinion in a couple of days !!!


(candela) #13

I find it pretty afwul and not funny except for a few inside jokes like Django. The title sequence is great though and features the best song in the film. Unfortunately I don’t understand lyrics since all the songs are in Italian and the German DVD doesn’t subtitle them. I just don’t understand how a dvd label can release a musical without subtitling the songs. Are these songs subtitled on the Japanese DVD? If so can someone rip the subtitles and post them?


(Silvanito) #14

It’s not funny like hehehe, but it’s amusing and charming, a really odd little spaghettiwestern :slight_smile:


(Bluntwolf) #15

I agree with you Silvanito !!! Watched the version including the songs. Unfortunately there were no subtitles so I couldn’t understand what they were all about !!!

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(ENNIOO) #16

Just viewed this one.

Can see why people would not like this one, but is a fun movie to view if in the mood for something a bit different.
Bizarre moments in the film and Terence Hill looked a bit embarrassed during one of the musical numbers :slight_smile: .
Rita Pavone taking the ‘piss’ out of Django and Ringo was interesting.

Oh and we have Gordon Mitchell playing an Indian :smiley: .


(Phil H) #17

This film has all the elements I would usually dislike in a spaghetti but I found myself strangely enjoying it. True, I watched it in two parts as I fell asleep half way through but it I did like it nonetheless. It has a certain charm I suppose despite its clumsy humour, bad songs and lack of acting talent form Rita Pavone. Still, I liked a couple of the songs (the theme song is annoyingly catchy in that way) some of the gags were quite funny, Rita was cute and Gordon Mitchell found his perfect role; an indian who doesn’t say very much.


(Silvanito) #18

It’s fun that even Fernando Sancho is in it :wink:

Rita Pavone’s singing voice isn’t that pleasant though, but the songs are still ok

The theme song is catchy


(Pistolero08) #19

Are there subtitles for the singing scenes in the WHAM/Televista DVD?


(scherpschutter) #20

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/00186247medium1.jpg/

Mmm, I have seen your face before, are you by any chance Albert Band ?

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