Bandidos (1967)

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Bandidos: Directed by Massimo Dallamano. With Enrico Maria Salerno, Terry Jenkins, María Martín, Venantino Venantini. After his hands are mutilated by his former pupil during a train robbery, a performing sharpshooter trains a young man framed for the crime so that they can seek their revenge.

“Crispy salad Italian/Spanish jammed with Spaghetti/Ravioli and Tortilla/Chorizo Western. Itu0026#39;s a typical Spaghetti Western in which blends the common scenarios , as invincible and tough antiheroes, difficult and fast showdowns with numerous deceases , impulsive and quick zooms , lots of action , musical score with Morricone influence . It deals with a gunman named Richard Martin (Enrico Maria Salerno) , a serious and smooth-talking revenger , he is traveling on a train , held up by Vigonza (Cris Huerta) and renowned Billy Kane (Venantino Venantini) , a previous pupil of Martinu0026#39;s . Kane spares Martin, but only after shooting his hands . Years later, Martin meets an escaped convict named Ricky Shot (Terry Jenkins) , a young and unexperienced drifter seeking his innocence for a crime he did not commit . Unfortunate though experimented Martin trains his new disciple and both men seek out villain Billy Kane . Gunman Richard Martin wishes revenge and reckoning , he acts as a protector of young gunfighter and vice versa . Both of them carry out a spectacular show titled : ¨Richard Martin presents¨ : The Best Trick Shooter in the World , u0026#39;Ricky Shotu0026#39; . At the end the nasty gunslinger Billy Kane rides into the strange town and eventually he and Ricky face off on the central square . u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film displays psychological characters-in deep , shootouts , action Western and being enough entertaining . The movie contains typical particularities Spaghetti , as is full of fury , sadism , bloodbaths, and portentous close-ups of grime-encrusted faces . Interesting screenplay from Juan Cobos and Luis Laso , remarking the special relationship between an expert but helpless gunfighter and a young cowboy wrongly convicted for the train robbery . Spectacular final takes place on the downtown when protagonists contend face to face and surrounded by nasties . The action is good, with the stunts earning their keep by crashing off of roofs and falling from buildings or horses . Terry Jenkins is passable as an unfortunate young wrongly accused of a crime he did not commit , and Enrico Maria Salerno steals the show as a veteran shooter seeking vengeance . Most of the fun in this one is picking out the locations and identifying stock performers , as there appears several secondaries , usual Spanish actors such as Cris Huerta , Victor Israel and Antonio Pica as well as Italian players as Giancarlo De Sisti and Roberto Messina . This 1967 Italian western has many familiar faces among the cast ; all do a good job, particularly Maria Martin as an attractive saloon woman , she also starred another classic Western titled ¨The tramplers¨ by Sergio Corbucci . The picture is plenty of nice sound by Egisto Macchi who composes one of his best soundtracks , including an evocative leitmotif . Atmospheric cinematography correctly photographed by Emilio Foriscot , though is necessary a right remastering . Filmed on location in Colmenar Viejo , Manzanares Del Real and La Pedriza (Madrid) with good production design from Jaime Perez Cubero who along with Jose Luis Galicia designed lots of sets in Westerns filmed in Spain . The motion picture was well written and directed by Massimo Dallamano or ¨Max Dillman¨ who previously photographed ¨Fistful of dollars¨and ¨For a fistful dollars more¨. Dallamano managed to make a fluid ,witty and agreeable SW . He also proved his experience in thriller and Giallo genre such as u0026quot;A Black Veil for Lisau0026quot; , u0026quot;What Have You Done to Solange?u0026quot; , u0026quot;The Cursed Medallionu0026quot; ,¨Portrait of Dorian Gray ¨ ,u0026quot;Colt 38 Special Squadu0026quot; , u0026quot;Mafia Junctionu0026quot; , u0026quot;What Have They Done to Your Daughters?u0026quot; or u0026quot;The Coed Murdersu0026quot; among others .u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOther films dealing with the gunslinger/student theme and developing a paternal-filial among them are the following : u0026quot;In a Coltu0026#39;s Shadowu0026quot; by Gianni Grimaldi with Stephen Forsyth , Conrado San Martin and Aldo Sambrell ; u0026#39;Beyond the Law(68)u0026#39; by Giorgio Stegani with Lee Van Cleef and Alfonso Sabato ¨. And the best are ¨Día de Ira¨ or I Giorni Dellu0026#39;Ira (original title) with Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma , this Spaghetti Western along with u0026#39;Da Uomo a Uomo¨ by Giulio Petroni with Lee Van Cleef-John Philip Law led to recovery in the popularity of u0026#39;horse operau0026#39; after Leone hits , both of them are masterpieces about relationship between maestro and student .”

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