The Tough One / Gringo, getta il fucile! / El aventurero de Guaynas (Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1966)


(Italo-West-Fan) #1

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A Gringo (John Richardson) arrives with a train in a town called Guaynas. He has two suitcases with him: One with weapons, the other with speakers. He is searching a treasure and the gets help from the Revolutionary Lobo (Fernando Sancho)…

A pretty good film but no masterpiece. And it’s no Western, more an adventure film with much western elements and revolutionaries. They were ‘modern’ cars, helicopters and modern machine guns.
The film has a very good cast with John Richarsson, Fernando Sancho, Eduardo Fajardo, Luis Induini, Victor Israel, Tito Garcia, Luis Barnoo… and the make a good job.
Sometimes the film is very funny, for example as Richardson rescues Sancho before the Execution with an Speaker. He says to the soldiers they should lay down their guns but the commander said they should aim ;D
I have not noticed too much of the story because my version is in Italian but the film is very entertaining and the finale shoot out is pretty good !
It’s an nice adventure film, not more and not less.
I must say, I really like it.
6,5-7 / 10
I’ve seen an Italian TV Brodcast in around 1,56:1 wich runs 90 minutes. I don’t know about another version. I’ve thought they isn’t available in any form ! I’m glad to have this one.
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(tomas) #2

…even helicopters, what the hell. Must admit i love these revolutionary movies with modern touch. Must-see for me, but probably in the distant future :-\


(scherpschutter) #3

I remember somebody asked on these pages if anybody had a copy of it, don’t think anyone had

Looks like an interesting movie. I like the idea of a helicopter too (tomas: Villa Rides, not a great movie, but watchable, with a great cast and a helicopter)
Giusti spends only a few words on it, he says it’s a ‘false’ western, set in South-America.


(tomas) #4

thanks for info, scherp - i already have seen Villa Rides, not bad, and yeah, great cast, Bronson was really entertaining there.
I like these movies, where is showed some contemporary technology - machines, modern guns - compared to some Old West characters
well, like Wild Bunch for example
we have sent messages with Italowest Fan to each other about copy and so on.


(Bad Lieutenant) #5

Here´s another one with a helicopter:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Banditen_vom_Rio_Grande,_Die


(tomas) #6

[quote=“Bad Lieutenant, post:5, topic:2813”]Here´s another one with a helicopter:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Banditen_vom_Rio_Grande,_Die[/quote]

i checked them both on imdb, pretty rare movies
i also liked Deathunt with Bronson, some cool scenes with a plane
i will probably watching Bring me head of Alfredo Garcia in a few days, that could also be an interesting experience


(Italo-West-Fan) #7

I’ve get it from an German fan. No idea where he get this one.


(scherpschutter) #8

It’s a rare movie, cinemageddon doesn’t even have it, usually they have at last a VHSrip or something


(Italo-West-Fan) #9

Yes, I think so. It’s an TV Brodcast and it have ok to good VHS quality.


(scherpschutter) #10

[quote=“Italo-West-Fan, post:1, topic:2813”]http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Aventurero_de_Guaynas,_El

A Gringo (John Richardson) arrives with a train in a town called Guaynas. He has two suitcases with him: One with weapons, the other with speakers. He is searching a treasure and the gets help from the Revolutionary Lobo (Fernando Sancho)…

A pretty good film but no masterpiece. And it’s no Western, more an adventure film with much western elements and revolutionaries. They were ‘modern’ cars, helicopters and modern machine guns.
The film has a very good cast with John Richarsson, Fernando Sancho, Eduardo Fajardo, Luis Induini, Victor Israel, Tito Garcia, Luis Barnoo… and the make a good job.
Sometimes the film is very funny, for example as Richardson rescues Sancho before the Execution with an Speaker. He says to the soldiers they should lay down their guns but the commander said they should aim ;D
I have not noticed too much of the story because my version is in Italian but the film is very entertaining and the finale shoot out is pretty good !
It’s an nice adventure film, not more and not less.
I must say, I really like it.
6,5-7 / 10
I’ve seen an Italian TV Brodcast in around 1,56:1 wich runs 90 minutes. I don’t know about another version. I’ve thought they isn’t available in any form ! I’m glad to have this one.[/quote]

Thanks to Italo-West-Fan I could watch this oddity.

Set in Guaynas (is that Guyana?) instead of Mexico and in the early 60s (judging from clothing, music, cars etc.) this is not a spaghetti western, but it could almost pass as one. Nearly all ingredients of a good Zapata are there, including Eduardo Fajardo as a local dictator and Fernando Sancho as a hard-drinking, ebullient revolutionary leader. The plot is quite complicated and nobody is what (and who) he pretends to be.

The protagonist is a sound-engeneer who uses his skills to confuse his opponents. We also get trains, automobiles, helicopters and God knows what more (yes: beautiful women)

Cheaply made, shot near the Costa del Sol, no sign of authenticity whatsoever, but remarkably enjoyable

I write a short review this week and will also change the Film’s Page


(Italo-West-Fan) #11

I’m pleased, that you like the film, and I look forward to your review ! :smiley:
But i can read it not until Frideay or Saturday ! :-\


(scherpschutter) #12

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Film Review:

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Film Page:

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(LankyFellow) #13

Good review,Scherps

Now i know that they were looking for diamonds,always wondered for which treasure everyone dug at the end.

But you forgot to mention the loveliest girl of the movie,namely Mia Genberg :wink:

She has a twin sister and both played together with Franco and Ciccio in this one -


What a beautiful double pack !


(scherpschutter) #14

[quote=“LankyFellow, post:13, topic:2813”]Good review,Scherps

Now i know that they were looking for diamonds,always wondered for which treasure everyone dug at the end.

But you forgot to mention the loveliest girl of the movie,namely Mia Genberg :wink:

She has a twin sister and both played together with Franco and Ciccio in this one -


What a beautiful double pack ![/quote]

I’ll add her name tomorrow.
I had a lot of trouble to find out who was who (and who played who) in this movie. IMDB has only a list of names, and Italian sites have only lists too (sometimes with different names)


(LankyFellow) #15

Yep,it’s not that simple.

Mia Genberg is one of the hitchhikers -

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Btw,my version runs 88’21 min.


(scherpschutter) #16

I thought it was her, noticed immediately she was something special

I’d have to check the exact running time of my copy. I got it from Italo-West-Fan and he recorded it from television. The movie didn’t start immediately, and afterwards there’s a part of another movie. Could be about 88 mns too (judging from the logo, we watched the same recording).


(LankyFellow) #17

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:16, topic:2813”]I thought it was her, noticed immediately she was something special
(judging from the logo, we watched the same recording).[/quote]

Sure we did :wink:


(Italo-West-Fan) #18

Very nice Review !!! :smiley:


(scherpschutter) #19

[quote=“LankyFellow, post:15, topic:2813”]Yep,it’s not that simple.

Mia Genberg is one of the hitchhikers -

Btw,my version runs 88’21 min.[/quote]

Mia is in the list of cast members now, and I’ve changed the running time of ‘the version I saw’ to 88 minutes.


(LankyFellow) #20

Now i’ll sleep easy :wink:

Unfortunately the Genberg twins were present together in only four movies during the 60’s,didn’t find much about them at all.
Mia played in six further movies,among others the Giallo 'Something is crawling in the dark’
They were born in Sweden,maybe Lindberg could help in this case …