Sancho is a cheeky chap in this and makes the film. Enjoyable middle of the road one. Woods seems to be enjoying himself as the head bad guy of the film, and is miles away from his character in say the MacGregor films.
Recently watched this movie and must say it ain’t that bad. I mean it isn’t anything special but (in most parts) a solid early Euro-Western with nice cast. Fernando Sancho fans must see this one and there is also Robert Woods who gives a really nice performance as the baddie. Sometimes the movie can’t decide whether to be light-hearted or serious and hard, 'cause there is a lot of (hard, for 1965 standards) violence sure enough.
Very far from being a masterpiece but worth at least one watching.
Not really good movie but as a fan of Sancho this was a must-see film for me as it’s his only film where he has the leading role. At first it looks like Luis Dávila is the hero of the film and Sancho has only the role of a sidekick but it soon turns out that it’s more vice-versa. It’s nice to see Robert Woods playing the villain for a change and like Ennioo mentioned he seems to be really enjoying his role. As a 1965 film this must be one of the first sw’s that could be categorized zapata western. Sancho as bandit trying to exploit the revolution for his own profit is the familiar idea that we have seen in many revolution westerns afterwards.
Part of a recent order from amazon.de arrived this morning, unfortunatley not the Koch Italowestern Enzyklopädie part, but the Savoy Film DVD of The Man from Canyon City which I have been looking forward to viewing.
On the back of the packaging Savoy Film have kindly printed a list of people we can complain to if we dont like the film.