Rebels of Arizona (1970)

  |  Western


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27 June 2020 | ma-cortes
| This is a disjointed Chorizo/Pasta Western with the ordinary antihero who seeks vengeance and justice
Adios Cjamango' ('Los Rebeldes de Arizona') is a Spanish realization more than Italian , in spite of some fake American and Italian names . It tells the tale of a young couple, Allan Cjamango (Charles Quiney) and Peggy Morgan (Claudia Gravy) , who arrive in Tombstone looking for a judge to marry them . The couple goes to the town saloon and they meet the local sheriff (Guillermo Mendez) who accepts to marry them . Once get married they are celebrating their weddding along with city neighbours when their cottage is fired , that's way it is on the way of a new railroad track . Cjamango and wife are ready to take vengeance against the bandits who burnt their hut . As they commit heist banks , robbing safes from a nasty owner (Luis Induni) who subsequently hires a bouty hunter Rudy (Miguel de la Riva or Michael Rivers) to track them down . As the sheriff and a posse sets out in pursuit the revenger couple . Along the way a gang of nasty assailants rob the stageacoach ; however, the unfortunate marriage being blamed , sentenced and condemned to gallows . Nevertheless , thanks to the bad/good bounty hunter Rudy they are saved , and then seek shelter helped by Mexican people . Later on , they become involved in an intrigue concerning a weapon shipping and Apache Indians .

Inferior Tortilla Western about a vendetta , an usual plot in Spaghetti sub-genre , being badly edited and in which filmmaker joins shots with no much sense . It turns to be messy potpourri in which our protagonists are happily married , later chased , mistaken for stealers , condemned to death raw by hanging , attacked by Indians as well as rustlers and anything alse . It results to be a Spanish/Italian co-production that packs lousy acting , fistfights , shootouts , assaults and Indian attacks . It is just a pretty bad Paella Western due to low budget and its director is a sort of Spanish Ed Wood , similar to Demofilo Fidani or Miles Deem , deemed to be the Spaghetti Western Ed Wood . It is a Spanish made western that came to the big screen when the top time of the genre was falling , dealing with a couple drifting here and there across several adventures and misfortunes . In fact , the Seventies was not the best time to find out good spaghetti/Chorizo Westerns , and this is lousily made , nor attractice roles , but a routine and standard story , with no interest . Here often feels more like a traditional oater instead of Sergio Leone style associated with Spaghetti Westerns of this era that usually contained typical particularities as bloodbaths , violent fury , and close-ups of grime-encrusted faces . As the movie does not follow utterly the typical paths of the European western wave around seventies , it lacks both the sarcasm and the Eastwood type of antihero .This is not the usual Spanish/Italian co-production of the 60s and 70s in which were clearly dominated by the Italian contingent and the traditional leanings of the Spanish producers of the time have their stamp on the entire proceedings . This one is more a Spanish Western than Italian one , being badly realized with some exciting moments , it drags a lot , balancing in ups and downs ; turning out to be a little bit entertaining , but below average . It was middlingly starred by Charles Quiney , he took a chance and jumped from warlike action ("Hell Commandos" , ¨When heroes die¨) and adventures (Tiger of Kyber , Robin Hood) to costumed Western and various Zorros , as Quiney played ¨Zorro De Monterrey¨, ¨Last adventure Zorro¨. Here appear customary main and secondary actors from Spaghetti/Tortilla or Paella Western that give mediocre interpretations . Furthermore , here shows up passable secondary cast , with plenty of Spanish secondaries , some of them Spaghetti/Paella's ordinaries such as : Jose Truchado, playing his daughter Dyanik Zurakowska who falls for Rudy/Miguel De la Riva , Luis Induni , Ramon Lillo , Guillermo Mendez , and Jose Maria Zabalza himself as Tombstone Mayor . Worn-out and faded cinematography in Eastmancolor with some dark and night moments . Shot on location in Seseña , toledo , Aldea Del Fresno , Potones , Villamanta , and Colmenar Viejo , Madrid . As well as anti-climatic , inappropriate musical score .The motion picture was embarrassly written and directed by José Maria Zabalza


Release Date:

16 December 1970



Country of Origin

Spain, Italy

Filming Locations

Patones, Madrid, Spain

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