Everyone seems to have hit it pretty well on!!!
"Dirty Dozen Out West"--without the humor; okay, there is some (and not always where they wanted it!!!), but in true style the body count starts before the opening credits role.
Where this movie fails (as it typical in most) is in the writing. My God give these actors credit--if they are out in a 100-degree desert with a giant wind fan blowing sand into all their orifices I am not going to fault them!!! Poor Patrick Wayne doesn't have a decent line/scene in the entire production!!! They must have all taken the money and ran.
A little more humor and a growing camaraderie among the characters might have riased the ranking on this film immensely, but, in truth, it was designed as a vehicle or Bekin Fehmiu (who was hot in Europe at the time) in an attempt to make him an international star.
It is a MUST for one viewing at least.
CD soundtrack by Piero Piccioni is out there is you want to look for it (I like it.). A rather poor VHS conversion to DVD is available from East/West DVD and can usually be picked up for a BUCK on eBay!!! Can't beat that.
Just about every cast member's career did recover nicely after this flick, except for poor Brandon deWilde's.
This was Brandon deWilde's (THIS is the correct spelling of his name) next-to-last film role. He plays out a rather poignant death scene succumbing in Bekim's arms (a rare show of emotion from Bekim in this film) with Montalban reciting an Indian prayer over the body.
In real life deWilde himself died a violent death shortly thereafter in July of 1972.