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Title: Four Candles for Garringo (La mia colt ti cerca...quattro ceri ti...)(1971)
Post by: titoli on June 11, 2007, 04:40:50 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066930/

http://www.spaghettiwestern.altervista.org/4ceri.htm

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"...there are moments when it looks like it was directed by a drunkard"
the italian db says. It's hard to disagree, though we must admit that our opinion might have been influenced by the fact that our bad copy was at least 10 min. shorter than the original. Still, even when st the end the plot should all but be unravelled, we still couldn't understand what was happening and why. Which circumstance also marks the difference with a Fidani's, where it is always much too simple to understand the little that is in front of you. So this might also explain a certain fascination sometime you might feel for a scene (the hanging of the culprit, for example; or some calisthenics disguised as fist-fights).
The "plot" is about the fight between the local baddie (and his gang) and the sheriff Robert Woods, both trying to discover who is the murderer of the person who held in in custody the booty of a hold-up and recover  the money. This I get from the plot as given at the italian db because I didn't get it from the movie, though with a second perusal I might have divined it. But a second vision is out of question. 
Apart from Woods, all the "actors" in this movie were new to me. The score sounds like it was composed for another movie 10 years before. 


Title: Re: Four Candles for Garringo (La mia colt ti cerca...quattro ceri ti...)(1971)
Post by: Ringo on June 13, 2007, 04:34:09 PM
Here's a few other reviews:

Quote from: Fatmandan.de
Robert Woods' worst western. He walks through this film with a scowl on his face and in almost bewilderment of what is taking place around him. It's almost like he's the only one without a copy of the script, or no one else is following the same script he has. Not an enjoyable film.

Quote from: Thomas Weisser
Woods gives an amazingly animated performance (even more out of control than the one in Blackjack), constantly touching or hitting everything and everybody. He has a crazed semblance, as if he might start tearing apart the scenery at any moment, without notice. A very strange sheriff.

Sounds morbidly entertaining, in a way.


Title: Re: Four Candles for Garringo (La mia colt ti cerca...quattro ceri ti...)(1971)
Post by: The Firecracker on June 13, 2007, 04:37:43 PM


Sounds morbidly entertaining, in a way.


Take Weisser's comment with a pinch of salt. I'm pretty sure he didn't even see the movie.


Title: Re: Four Candles for Garringo (La mia colt ti cerca...quattro ceri ti...)(1971)
Post by: Ringo on June 13, 2007, 04:54:16 PM

Take Weisser's comment with a pinch of salt. I'm pretty sure he didn't even see the movie.

True... a lot of his reviews go something like this:

A Bullet For the General: Gian Maria Volonte plays Mexican bandit El Lupo, who formulates a plan to assassinate a general (Klaus Kinski) in order to steal his fortune of $100,000. In a shocking twist ending, his Mexican friend Santillana (Lou Castel) is revealed as a traitor and kills El Lupo, while singing the national anthem of Sweden.

Drool-inducing co-star Martine Beswick, who has a terrific bust and wide hips, starred in the exploitation classics Midgets of Cannibal Island and They're Eating the Werewolves.


Title: Re: Four Candles for Garringo (La mia colt ti cerca...quattro ceri ti...)(1971)
Post by: The Firecracker on June 13, 2007, 04:55:29 PM
True... a lot of his reviews go something like this:

A Bullet For the General: Gian Maria Volonte plays Mexican bandit El Lupo, who formulates a plan to assassinate a general (Klaus Kinski) in order to steal his fortune of $100,000. In a shocking twist ending, his Mexican friend Santillana (Lou Castel) is revealed as a traitor and kills El Lupo, while singing the national anthem of Sweden.

Drool-inducing co-star Martine Beswick, who has a teriffic bust and wide hips, starred in the exploitation classics Midgets of Cannibal Island and They're Eating the Werewolves.



s hit!


You sure your not the man himself?


Title: Re: Four Candles for Garringo (La mia colt ti cerca...quattro ceri ti...)(1971)
Post by: Man with no dame on June 13, 2007, 05:04:48 PM
Midgets of Cannibal Island and They're Eating the Werewolves.                        Just the titles alone make me want to see 'em.


Title: Re: Four Candles for Garringo (La mia colt ti cerca...quattro ceri ti...)(1971)
Post by: titoli on June 13, 2007, 10:43:02 PM
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Take Weisser's comment with a pinch of salt. I'm pretty sure he didn't even see the movie.

This time he might have. But Woods' nervous, out of synchron or idiosincratic playing (whatever you want to call it) doesn't make not the movie more watchable.