As the early sixties sword and sandal craze began to fade away ,many of the muscle men tried to move into spaghetti western;in this flick ,Kirk Morris and Gordon Mitchell tried their hand at wild west men;the latter is much more convincing,with his blue look which would certainly kill.Unfortunately Mitchell ,although at the top of the bill,disappears after a ten-minute stint;his part is pointless and does not bring anything to the plot...
This is the main problem: to write the screenplay is desultory is to state the obvious:why ,for instance does the hero yell he hates the Mexicans whereas his parents were killed in the Civil War?why does Jeff Smart (sic) leave Julie and her comfortable ranch where he could marry her ?(her dad obviously wants him to be his son-in-law)Why does he force the sheriff to take him as his deputy?As Smart has three or four lines with Katy ,the owner of the saloon,why these last lines to her?Some scenes are off the subject,particularly the death of the good friend (which justifies(?) Smart's desire for revenge) ,the card game.
A spaghetti western made of odds and ends .Only Mitchell plays his game well.On the plus side,a tuneful and hummable score,and cast and credits a la "wild wild west" series.
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