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If One Is Born a Swine (1967)

Voltati... ti uccido! (original title)


Credited cast:
Richard Wyler ... Billy Walsh
Fernando Sancho ... El Bicho
Eleonora Bianchi Eleonora Bianchi ... Susan
Conrado San Martín ... Ted Shaw
Ric Burton Jr. Ric Burton Jr. ... Tom Davis
Luis Induni ... Sheriff
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Old Sam (as Spean Covery)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Hernández ... Barkeeper
Rufino Inglés
Paolo Magalotti Paolo Magalotti ... Henchman
Franco Pesce Franco Pesce ... Shopkeeper
Massimo Righi ... Davis Brother (as Max Dean)
Lucio Rosato ... Shaw Henchman (as Luc Rosat)
Claudio Ruffini Claudio Ruffini ... Henchman
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IF ONE IS BORN A SWINE (Alfonso Brescia, 1967) **
14 November 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Very minor Spaghetti Western with a dreary plot, generally uninspired treatment (by journeyman director Brescia) and an underwhelming lead in Richard Wyler (despite the frequent close-ups of his blue eyes). Typically, we get a stranger whose arrival in a town controlled by an unscrupulous man causes upheaval – the latter's lackeys start dropping like flies, while the previously spineless citizens decide to make a stand (even so, for a quartet of brothers, this only leads them to be buried up to their necks in sand…though they get to show their true mettle by the end). Aiding the boss is a gang of Mexican outlaws led by an uncouth yet rambunctious Fernando Sancho.

Unusually, the score (always a crucial element to this type of film) is uncredited here – which suggests that it may have been compiled out of cues from various other such efforts: as a matter of fact, I did recognize Texas, ADIOS (1966)'s memorable main theme (which is heard numerous times throughout)! The film's highlight is the casual demolition of a gun-shop in a fistfight involving Wyler and a handful of the boss' men; that said, the busy climax has the wily hero pitting town boss against Mexican bandit – which is followed by a genuinely unexpected, thus effective, final twist revolving around a character depicted up to that point as merely benign (and who's given an ironic come-uppance to boot). Incidentally, the American title of this one is utterly meaningless; then again, the translated original – TURN…I'LL KILL YOU (actually spoken by Sancho only seconds before expiring) – is equally lame!

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