Up the MacGregors (1967)

  |  Comedy, Western


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The Macgregor family is back and this time they have their women with them, in the hunt for the men who have stolen their gold.


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Director:

Franco Giraldi

Writers:

Fernando Di Leo (story), Enzo Dell'Aquila (story), Fernando Di Leo (screenplay), Enzo Dell'Aquila (screenplay), Paolo Levi (screenplay), José María Rodríguez Méndez (screenplay), Franco Giraldi (screenplay)

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3 February 2014 | unbrokenmetal
Celebrations as dangerous as the fights
The families of MacGregor, who has 7 sons, and Donovan, who has 7 daughters, are next door neighbors in the Wild West. When bandits steal the treasure of the Mac Gregors, the sons go to retrieve it. The story is rather simple, mainly an excuse for many fights, including the pretty ladies who are not to be underestimated. The families' parties after the fights, however, are almost as dangerous as the fights were! But the strength of this sequel to "7 Guns for the MacGregors" is that it is never as silly as later Italian western comedies in the 70s, because the action scenes are well staged, edited and photographed, for example the fight on the locomotive is something any serious western movie would be proud of. Editor Nino Baragli previously did nothing less than "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". Also the villain (Leo Anchoriz) is portrayed quite seriously, some brutal scenes - for example when he shoots some of his gang members - are not what you'd expect in a comedy.

It's the combined qualities of the comedy and action scenes that make this movie great fun from the first to the last minute. Most people praise this sequel less than the first movie "7 Guns for the MacGregors", but for me, it's absolutely on the same quality level, just like the Morricone soundtrack.

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Release Date:

3 March 1967

Language

English, Italian


Country of Origin

Italy, Spain

Filming Locations

Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain

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