I agree, the comedy elements (a couple of jokes about the gravedigger soon after the start, the enraged women irrupting into the Crazy Horse [!], the saloon performance booed by Boccadirosa) are incongruous and conflict with the general tone of the film.
The names of the saloon keeper and the undertaker and the figure of Miss Phils seem a tribute to the famous and pungent ballad (originally released in May 1967) by the great singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André:
[i]E fu così che da un giorno all'altro Bocca di Rosa si tirò addosso
l'ira funesta delle cagnette a cui aveva sottratto l'osso
così una vecchia mai stata moglie, senza mai figli, senza più voglie
si prese la briga e di certo il gusto di dare a tutte il consiglio giusto[/i]
Although the quality is maybe a little worse than the slightly cut TV version the Italian DVD is certainly satisfactory, but some copies have a defect around minute 38: the picture freezes and then jumps forward to minute 45.
Runtime: 99 minutes
Cast: John Ericson (William Huston/'Black Talisman'), Spela Rozin [as Sheyla Rosin] (Shanda Lee), Daniela Surina (Sybille Burton), Franco Lantieri (sheriff), Pasquale Basile (Bear the hunter), Isarco Ravaioli (deputy Hold), Franco Daddi (Red), Loris Gizzi (Boccadirosa), Maria Teresa Piaggio (Miss Phils), Edwige Fenech (Manuela), Ugo Pagliai (Roland Burton), Pinuccio Ardia (Miserere), Dada Gallotti (Lily), Renato Navarrini (doctor), Silvana Bacci (Minoa), Gilberto Galimberti (stranger with purplish red shirt), Antonietta Fiorito.
Song: "Arizona is Waiting" sung by Raoul
Producer: Vinod Pathak