Don’t Wait, Django… Shoot! (1967)

Don’t Wait, Django… Shoot! (1967)

Released: 1967
Genre: Action, Genre, Western
Director: Edoardo Mulargia
Starring: Rada Rassimov, Ignazio Spalla, Ivan Rassimov, ,
Run time: 88 min
IMDb: 4.6/10
Country: Italy
Views: 45858


Django returns home to discover that his father has been killed by local bandits in a business deal gone wrong.
User Reviews: Django (Ivan Rassimov) returns to the family home to find his father has been robbed and murdered by bandits. Ignoring the advice and pleas of his sister Mary (played by Rassimov’s real life sister Rada), Django sets off to town for revenge. But this is merely the beginning of things…

There’s enough enjoyment here for the very hardcore Spaghetti Western fan, but expectations levels really should be set at low. There’s plenty of the standard Spag shootings, stand-offs and posturings, moody atmosphere and the music is pretty ace (Felice Di Stefano), but the structure of the pic is off.

Directed by Edoardo Mulargia and written by Vincenzo Musolino, the creators take a gamble by having the revenge aspect played out very early in the piece, the plot then thrusts a multitude of characters involved – in one way or another – in the search for the missing money taken when Django’s pa was killed. The whole piece feels like a string of sequences stacked up against each other without a flowing sense of rhyme or reason. It doesn’t help that this incarnation of Django is bland and it is in fact his side-kick Barrica (played by Ignazio Spalla) that engages more on the fun and entertainment front. The low budget shows on occasions (watch out for that deja vu feeling), whilst logic jumps and daftness are never far away.

Needlessly complex in telling and structure, pic is marginally saved by the action and some colourful characters, but really it is for those die-hard Spag fans only. 5/10

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