Watched this last night - then realised about 20mins in I’d seen it before, but stuck with it anyway.
It starts well enough with great spag music and a bunch of townsfolk (including the lovely Luciana Gilli), chewing their lips, their cigars and the scenery, as they await a stagecoach laden with gold. There’s some Mexi-bastards lurking about who have other plans for this, but there’s (predictable) tricks a plenty to thwart these, and the baddy in-cahoots town bossy types, from their ne’erdowell-ing.
Added to this mix, and arriving on the stage, are a couple of fellahs - foppy Georgie-boy who set to marry ball-breaker Louise (Gilli), and a mean moody one - a double-denim wearing hombre who ain’t shy of a bit of card playing and fisticuffs (cue predictable bar-room brawl).
There’s a drunkenish ol’ scrote as well, called Doc, ('cos he is) to add a bit more light-heartedness to what is already a reasonably lightweight romp.
And what makes it all a bit predictable (besides the obviousness of the storyline) is that somebody is always spilling the beans… loudly and innapropriately. The fellah mouthing off in the bar about the boss wanting to buy up the old mine, and stuff about a railway (in front of Double-denim) is one example, as is the Boss banging on about wanting to get the gold. It makes no sense, except to narrate the bleedin’ obvious to us viewers, as if we couldn’t work it out for ourselves.
Anyway - as mentioned - one of these two on the coach is gonna turn out to be the Zorro-esque/Lone Rangery type… will it be Double-denim, or wimpy George we all wonder? Georgie is getting some shit off his exasperated love interest for not being enough of a ‘man’ - and she has recently been rescued by the masked fellah who is a cock-sure arrogant ‘proper man’. So where will all these shenanigans lead…? It’s not that I could give you too many ‘spoilers’ here - the film is good enough at doing that itself.
Despite all the negatives, as BsA says, it is amusing - as BL says it’s “kind of charming”, and I found it so as well.
The print I watched was the afore-mentioned full screen version with Dutch subs, which like the film, was ok.
Only 2 stars - but it still did the job - worth a watch.