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Title: And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave (I corvi ti scaveranno la fossa)(1971)
Post by: titoli on May 23, 2007, 04:19:10 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066868/

http://www.spaghettiwestern.altervista.org/corvi_fossa.htm

The beginning of this is misleading.It starts with a few miserable drawings illustrating the Wells & Fargo activity, explaining how this company was forced to hire bounty killers to protect their service. But the movie shows o diligence in sight. The two Bounty killers hired to get number one on Wells & Fargo wanted list are Fernando Sancho (who is no better than the people he searches and Craig Hill. They use to get to their man (frank Brana) his half brother and the movie is based on how the two bounty killers kidnap this one (played by an unknown to me actor) from one another.
This movie is very good. I didn't expect it to be so. It slows halfway and maybe it exceeds in repeating the joke of the half-brother escaping the bounty killer, but it keeps the interest vivid throughout because you're left in the dark about the "good" bounty killer's motives. The love story between the good half-brother and Maria Pia Conte just doesn't clinch because the actor is really unimpressive phisically: I would really like to know how he was enrolled. The negative response at italian SWdb, which speaks of "flimsy plot" and "slow story-telling" is off the mark. The direction is  professional (with some high points in the final bank heist) and so is the Nicolai's score, which has a good main theme (though not memorable).