12 April 2020 | boblipton
Cheap And Bloody, Which Some People Like
Mexican bandits have taken over the cattle trade in town, and are holding Esmeralda Barros captive to get their hands on her father's silver mine. Sheriff Attilio Dottesio can't do anything about it because reasons, so he asks the cavalry for help. They can't do anything, but they can release Jeff Cameron (nee Goffredo Scarciofolo), a native of the town for a week. Will he alone be enough time to kill off the bad guys and restore the town to a decency which the sheriff and the many good people in Langford City can't accomplish? Why do you even ask?
They aren't called 'spaghetti westerns' as a term of respect. They were cheap, and usually got most of the details wrong in a way that reflected neither the American myth nor history. No one here looks like anything but a 1970s Italian, and the cheapness meant no retakes; early on, while horsemen are riding through a street filled with corpses, one of the bodies moves when a horse gets too near.
If you want to see lots of gun battles and people behaving badly, this is the western for you. It's not for me.