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Requiem for a Gringo (1968)

Réquiem para el gringo (original title)
(1968) Lang Jeffries, Fernando Sancho, Femi Benussi, Carlos Gaddi. A unique Euro-western with the hero as an astrologist who wears a leopard suit. Sure, theres a revenge theme, but overall ... See full summary »

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Arrigo Colombo, Enrico Colombo (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Lang Jeffries ... Ross Logan / Django
Femi Benussi ... Alma (as Femy Benussi)
Fernando Sancho ... Porfirio Carranza
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Ted Corbin
Rubén Rojo ... Tom Leader
Carlo Simoni Carlo Simoni ... Dan
Aldo Sambrell ... Charley Fair
Marisa Paredes ... Nina
Giuliana Garavaglia Giuliana Garavaglia ... Lupe (as Giuly Garr)
Ángel Álvarez ... Samuel, Saloon Owner
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(1968) Lang Jeffries, Fernando Sancho, Femi Benussi, Carlos Gaddi. A unique Euro-western with the hero as an astrologist who wears a leopard suit. Sure, theres a revenge theme, but overall this is a different brand of spaghetti. Its very moody and feels like a Euro-horror film in spots. Aka Requeim for a Gringo Color, 16mm Written by Anonymous

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During the grand finale in the courtyard, when Ross Logan is shooting it out with Carranza's gang of killers, the length of the barrel of Logan's revolver changes. One minute he is wielding a six-gun that has a shorter barrel while at another point he is shown handling a revolver with a longer barrel. See more »

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Offbeat and thrilling Paella-Spaghetti Western co-produced between Spain and Italy
14 August 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The band of the nasty Mexican named Porfirio Carranza (Fernando Sancho) and his bandits trespass the frontier and occupy a mansion . Our hero named Logan (Lang Jeffries who married Rhonda Fleming) is a bounty hunter who wears a leopard poncho and riding on a mule . He returns his ranch and seeks vengeance against Carranza's hoodlums who kill , mistreat countrymen and lash a young (Sancho Gracia). Logan confronts underlings and it is narrated by means of three flashbacks in which take place three showdowns against the mestizo Aldo Sambrell , the dreary gunfighter dressed in black played by Carlo Gaddi and the elegant Ruben Rojo who double-crosses his chief with the Eurobabe Femi Benussi . Meanwhile Carranza hanging villagers and putting a poster of warning in Spanish language saying : ¨ SI ALARGAS LAS OREJAS PUEDES ALARGAR EL CUELLO¨ . Logan has a special date for his bloody vendetta , April 17, 1867 , when takes place a sun eclipse .

It is an exciting but uneven western with breathtaking gun-play between the weird protagonist Lang Jeffries against the heartless Fernando Sancho and his hoodlums . Lang is fine , he ravages the screen , shoots , kills , hit and run . In the film premiere attained bit success ; however , being nowadays best valued and I think it turns out to be a decent Spaghetti-Chorizo Western . Aldo Sambrell and Carlo Gaddi as two cruelly baddie roles are terrific , they bear hysterical and mocking aspect , subsequently they would play similar characters . The film packs violence , shootouts , high body-count and being fast-moving and quite entertaining . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing some shoot'em ups or stunts every few minutes . Good production design creating an excellent scenario with luminous outdoors , dirty and rocky landscapes under a glimmer sun and a fine set on the manor . The musician Angelo Francesco Lavagnino composes a nice soundtrack and well conducted ; it is full of strange sounds and haunting musical background . Striking cinematography by Mario Pacheco who reflects a colorful eclipse and barrens exteriors from Almeria . Outdoor sequences filmed at Spanish places located on Colmenar Viejo , and of course , Almeria . The movie gets the usual Western issues , such as avenger antiheroes , violent facing off , quick zooms , exaggerated baddies , soundtrack with Morricone influence , among them . There appears as notorious secondaries the regulars in Spanish/Italian Western , such as : Aldo Sambrell (Sergio Leone's usual) , Angel Alvarez (Django) , Ruben Rojo , Sancho Gracia (800 bullets) and a future prestigious actress , Marisa Paredes (Almodóvar customary) . Special mention for Fernando Sancho in his ordinary role as fatty Mexican bandit . This motion picture produced by Sergio Newman was professionally directed by Jose Luis Merino and Eugenio Martin or Gene Martin . Jose Luis Merino made some Westerns (More dollars for the MacGregor , Kitosch the man who came from the north) and horror movies (Terror of the living dead , Scream of the demon lover) . And Eugenio Martin is a terror movies expert (Hypnosis , A candle for the devil , The fourth Mrs Anderson and the classic Horror express) and Spaghetti Western (Pancho Villa , The ugly ones , Bad man's river ). Rating : Acceptable and passable Spaghetti Western , well worth watching .


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23 August 1968 (Italy) See more »

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