14 March 2011 | FightingWesterner
Good Adventure Flick
Criminal Brian Kelly escapes from prison by pretending to have leprosy. Finding himself at the wrong end of a rope, he agrees to bring home the son of a wealthy Spanish landowner, who's fallen in with fun-loving (and duck loving!) outlaw Keenan Wynn and his gang of misfits.
A sense of deja vu does hang over the proceedings. However, the action is plentiful, the scenery nice to look at, and the stars (particularly Wynn) full of roguish charm, all making this a breeze to watch, even if it's not very original. The twist at the end is cool.
Cult Euro-babe Erika Blanc is nice to look at too, even though her screen time here is as short as her dress is long (way too long, that is).
Writer/director Bruno Corbucci may not be as fondly remembered as his brother Sergio (even though he helped pen some of his best work), but his direction is quite solid too, making for a satisfying if not entirely memorable western.