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Il magnifico Texano (1967)

Not Rated | | Western | 28 July 1967 (Italy)
(1967) Glenn Saxon, Barbara Loy, Massimo Serato, Gloria Osuna. Saxon is a tough, gun-wielding saloon owner who helps Mexican peasants oppose a notorious land baron who has cruelly oppressed them.


Luigi Capuano (as Lewis King)


Luigi Capuano (screenplay), Arpad DeRiso (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
Glenn Saxson ... Manuel Lopez / El Desperado
Massimo Serato ... Blackie Stark (as John Barracuda)
Barbara Loy Barbara Loy ... Evelyn Wilkins
Beni Deus ... Judge Wilkins (as Beny Deus)
Gloria Osuna Gloria Osuna ... Carmen
Fulvia Franco Fulvia Franco ... Estella (as Lola Larsen)
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... William (as George Greenwood)
Nerio Bernardi ... Cico (as Nerik Berkoff)
Luis Induni ... Sheriff (as Louis Induni)
Riccardo Pizzuti ... Jimmy Stark (as Richard Stark)
Mirella Pamphili ... Corinne (as Mary Sullivan)
Rossella Bergamonti Rossella Bergamonti ... (as Patricia Carr)
Anna Miserocchi Anna Miserocchi ... Corina Wilkins (as Helen Wart)
Glauco Onorato ... José Pereira


(1967) Glenn Saxon, Barbara Loy, Massimo Serato, Gloria Osuna. Saxon is a tough, gun-wielding saloon owner who helps Mexican peasants oppose a notorious land baron who has cruelly oppressed them.

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Italy | Spain



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28 July 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magnificent Texan See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Spaghetti/Paella Western co-produced by Italy/Spain about a Mexican avenger seeking justice and vendetta
31 May 2015 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This Chorizo/Spaghetti Western is filled with noisy action , thrills , intrigue and spectacular shootouts . It is starred by the ¨Desesperado¨ with Glenn Saxson as the dashing masked avenger . It starts with a group of cutthroats attack a farm of a Mexican family , killing all of them ; except the youngest son . Many years later , the little boy called Manuel Lopez becomes ¨El Desesperado¨ , a masked man who defends good people and specially the Mexican families harassed by American settlers . He poses as a foppish who travels with model girls but the takes a secret identity , disguising as the "The Desesperado" to combat enemies and to help Mexican peasants oppose a notorious land baron who has cruelly oppressed them . He faces a tough, gun-wielding saloon owner , Blackie Stark (Massimo Serato as John Barracuda) and corrupt Judge Wilkins (Beni Deus) . Then Manuel falls in love for the Judge's daughter (Barbara Loy) . When Manuel Lopez's friends become targets in this struggle , the full revenge of ¨El Desesperado¨ will be unveiled.

Agreeable movie , plenty of action , thrills , gun-play , a love story ; all meld together under Luigi Capuano's ordinary direction . It drags at times , balancing in ups and downs ; turning out to be entertaining enough . Although the story has been told before , similar to ¨Zorro¨ films , passable filmmaking and nice acting win out , but it results in an acceptable Western flick . The movie has the typical Spaghetti characters , as the violent facing , greedy antiheroes, bloody and spectacular showdowns, quick zooms , extreme baddies and being compellingly directed . The picture is a tale of justice and revenge , as a gunfighter looks for a man in a little town and seeks vendetta against the parents's killers . It is a combination of overwhelming crossfire and full of villainy , romance and heroism . Interesting screenplay by Manuel Martinez Remis who wrote various Macaroni/Chorizo Westerns such as "Quinto: Fighting Proud¨ , "God Was in the West, Too, at One Time" and ¨Reverendo Colt¨. Fun acting by Glenn Saxson as an adventurer who uses all kind of shrewdness in order to destroy his enemies . The starring is stunningly played by the Dutch Glenn Saxson . Glenn is very fine , he ravages the screen , he jumps , bounds and leaps , hit and run . Glenn as a brave and two-fisted gunslinger is terrific , subsequently the would play similar roles in other Spaghettis ; as he also starred "Django Spara Per Primo¨ and ¨Vete con Dios , Gringo¨ . Music original by Francesco De Massi composes a nice Spaghetti soundtrack and well conducted and splendid leitmotif ; it's full of enjoyable sounds and emotive score . Support cast is frankly well , full of familiar faces from Tortilla/Spaghetti as Spanish players : Beni Deus , Gloria Osuna , Luis Induni , as Italian ones : Giorgo Cieroni , Nerio Bernardi , Glauco Onorato and Riccardo Pizzuti ; the latter , Hill-Spencer films's ordinary . There are many fine technicians and nice assistant direction , adequate production design , and atmospheric cinematography by Pablo Ripoll , he creates an appropriate scenario on the interior ranch and barren outdoors , dirty as well as rocky landscapes , and being shot in Elios studios (Rome) , El Lazio and Spain : Manzanares Del Real , Colmenar Viejo and La Pedriza , Madrid . However , a perfect remastering being necessary because of the copy is washed-out .

The motion picture was professionally directed by Luigi Capuano . He was a good craftsman who made all kind of genres , and especially adventure movie . Capuano directed Spaghetti Western such as "Il Magnifico Texano" , Peplum as ¨Revenge of Ursus¨ ,"Revenge of the Gladiators" , "Hercules and the Black Pirates" and of course Adventures such as "Zorro in the Court of Spain" , "Zorro, Rider of Vengeance" , ¨Zorro and three musketeers¨ ,"Tiger of the Seven Seas" , ¨leopard of Sarawak¨ , ¨Vengeance of Sandokan¨ , "Terror of the Red Mask" starred by Lex Barker and "The Lion of St. Mark" set in Venice and starred by Gordon Scott .

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