Rojo (1966)

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The Sorenson family is massacred, apparently by Indians. On the site of the killing, a town, Gold Hill grows up, run by a group of businessmen. Years later, El Rojo, alias the last ... See full summary »


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1 November 2020 | ma-cortes
| Spaghetti/Paella Western coproduced by Itally and Spain with regular subject, a relentless vengeance
Spaghetti and Paella Western coproduced by Italy and Spain with usual elements and ordinary actors. It starts when Sorensen family stops their wagon and carriage at a prairie when are attacked by Indians, being completely massacred. Many years later, at that location a small town called Gold Hill grows up, it is run by avaricious owners, these businessmen : a banker, a Saloon owner, a rancher, are the following ones : Wallace : Franco Ressell, Piero Luli, Andrea Aureli . But there arrives El Rojo : Richard Harrison , who results to be the last of the Sorenson and he seeks for vendetta.

Routine Pasta western with thrills, action, gun-play among contenders and lots of shootouts. Stars the American Richard Harrison who similar to Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Mark Forest and others, emigrated to Italy seeking fame and fortune by performing He men protagonists in Sword and Sandals movies as The Invincible Gladiator, Two Gladiators, The revolt of the Pretorians,Seven Spartans. Getting a certain popularity in Spaghetti Western as Gringo, Gunfight at High Noon, Joe Dakota, Joko, Reverend Colt, Abre la Fosa llega Sabata

It displays a Spaghetti and evocative musical score by Benedetto Ghighia. As well as atmospheric cinematography by Aldo Giordani, shot on location in La Pedriza, Colmenar Viejo, Manzanares del Real, Madrid, Spain and Cinecitta sutudios, El Lazio, Rome, Italy. The motion picture was professionally directed by Leopoldo Savona, though it has some flaws, failures and gaps. This director Savona who often used the pseudonym Leo Coleman was an Italian artisan who made all kinds of genres as Westerns : Apocalypse Joe, Dio perdoni la mia pistola, Posate la pistola Reverendo, Texas il Rouge, and Adventure/drama as Fra Diavolo, Knives of the avenger, Il Mongols, Due Orfanelle, Il Principe dalla Maschera Rosa, Teddy Boys and Giallo : Byleth, Death falls lightly, among others.

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