R | | Western
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.
Lee Van Cleef was very grateful for his part in the film as he had fallen on hard times due to his heavy drinking. The film effectively marked a resurgence in his career. Van Cleef had taken up painting in the interim as a way of making money.
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Col. Douglas Mortimer: Is this part of Tucumcari?
Train Conductor: We should pass there in about 3 to 4 minutes.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: Thanks.
Carpetbagger on Train: Well, eh, excuse me, but you made a mistake, Reverend. I couldn't help hearing you're going to Tucumcari...
Mortimer smokes a meerschaum pipe throughout the movie, which is historically accurate; however, the pipe stem is obviously Lucite, a plastic first marketed in 1933. An 1860's pipe stem would be carved of amber, ivory, antler, or bone.
The title credits disappear as if being shot by a gun.
In 2003 the German TV network "Kabel 1" aired a restored and uncut version, identical with the one on US-DVD. All previously cut scenes had been redubbed and the movie was presented for the first time on German TV in its original 2.35:1 ratio.
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