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Title: Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace - A.K.A. - Los pistoleros de Arizona (1965)
Post by: Banjo on July 15, 2007, 09:31:02 AM
    Now i watched this newbie in not the best of circumstances,as not only is my copy a washed out,filthy and scratched pan and scan print with foreign subtitles ,but also the audio kept intermittently switching mid sentence from English to Spanish and back again.But luckily the storyline is straightforward so i got the general gist.
   
Directed by Alfonso Balcazar.

In a card game Jeff Clayton(Robert Woods) wins half of a ranch,but while on route to claim his prize he is robbed of his horse and money by Mexican bandit Carrancio(Fernando Sancho).He eventually makes it to the ranch only to find himself made very unwelcome by disbelieving siblings David and Helen Greenwood.So in an attempt to sell/offload his share,Clayton goes into town where he encounters town tyrant Jimmy Nero(Helmut Scmid) and gang and following another winning hand Claytons life is narrowly saved by none other than his old acquaintance Carrancio.It turns out that Jimmy Nero has been intimidating thr Greenwoods to sell their ranch,and once Clayton and Carranchio intercede things turn very nasty indeed.

Despite the obvious viewing problems this one isn't too bad even though its pretty much run of the mill stuff.Woods as usual is in good form and together with the not wholly trustworthy Sancho character ,its an entertaining duo.Whip-yielding bullyboy Nero is an excellent villain and the action and shoot outs are reasonably handled.

My rating 5 out of 10. ???
   


Title: Re: Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace - A.K.A. - Los pistoleros de Arizona (1965)
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on July 18, 2010, 07:26:38 PM
I agree with Banjo's review. The movie is average in every aspect and very predictable, but still watchable. Carrancho is the typical "amoral but funny" role that Fernando Sancho usually plays in SWs, and it spices up the movie quite a bit. Two memorable scenes are at the beginning when Carrancho steals the horse and the money from Jeff after he saved Carrancho's life, and towards the end when Carrancho gives Jeff a watch that he just stole from the judge saying it belonged to his late father.

5/10