This early SW, which in fact wasn't made too early, is the third of the 3 naive westerns veteran director Giorgioo Ferroni made with Giuliano Gemma in the lead:
By rewatching it I was a bit disappointed as it wasn't as entertaining as I had remembered it. Apart from being simple, the story is often also a bit too much routine, with a lot of too predictable turns not to become a bit boring here and then.
All in all the whole style is too antiquated for my taste.
But it is a rather good looking film with better (and more typical SW) costumes than in the other early Gemma westerns (shows how the genre has developed since 1965), and an often atmospheric photography. Even if it is obvious that the sunny Almeria scenes don't match very good with the winterly Italian location shooting.