The Last Ride to Santa Cruz / Der letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz (Rolf Olsen, 1964)


(scherpschutter) #1

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Couldn’t find a thread for this early eurowestern, an Austrian-German-French co-production, starring a couple of very familiar faces

I watched it with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised
No masterpiece, but quite enjoyable

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Miss Dynamite / Tutti fratelli nel West … per parte di padre (Sergio Grieco, 1972)
(chameleon) #2

I have it on my watch pile, will probably watch it in next couple of weeks or so. To be honest, i don’t know what to watch anymore, my pile of films just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

By the way Scherps, nice review as always.


(ENNIOO) #3

A not bad average one :smiley: .


(scherpschutter) #4

That’s another good way to say it.

By the way, what did you think of the score (or this main theme, if you don’t remember the rest)?
I don’t dislike it, some parts I even like, but it didn’t feel right in the movie


(JonathanCorbett) #5

Why the Eurowestern Board is often ignored? After all links to interesting reviews like this one would be a good opportunity to enrich it… To my way of thinking it makes little sense to discuss in The Spaghetti Westerns section a movie “shot (…) without any Spanish or Italian interference” and that has “none of the characteristics of the spaghetti westerns”! :slight_smile:


(scherpschutter) #6

Good question (didn’t remember we had such a thread, by the way)


(ENNIOO) #7

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:4, topic:3145”].

By the way, what did you think of the score (or this main theme, if you don’t remember the rest)?
I don’t dislike it, some parts I even like, but it didn’t feel right in the movie[/quote]

Very similar to you really, alot of the score did not feel right for the film.


(TucoBene) #8

Somehow a strange one. For a European production of the pre-Leone-era very violent with an unusual focus on the villains. Mercifully, the villains Adorf, Rupp and Kinski kept me on watching because Edmund Purdom as heroic character is doing a painstakingly boring performance (if we call De Teffe “wooden”, Purdom is at least “stonish”). Thank you, scherpschutter, for the good review.


(Martin) #9

Marianne Koch turns eighty-seven today. Der letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz, her forty-fifth film, was her first Western, followed by Per un pugno di dollari, Sheldon Reynolds’s Die Hölle von Manitoba (1965), Jaime Jesús Balcázar and Mark Stevens’s Tierra de fuego (1965), José Luis Madrid’s La balada de Johnny Ringo (1966), and Alfonso Balcázar’s Clint el solitario (1967). Happy Birthday!