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Title: Johnny West (Johnny West il mancino)(1965)
Post by: titoli on August 21, 2007, 01:13:33 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059337/

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

Pure crap from the author of the Sabata movies. I dio not give a 1\10 this because the director sometime shows he knows his trade. But the story is awkward and infantile, characters (we have a pair of artificial twins played by the same actor) absolutely unbelievable, attempts at comedy which regularly fail and the actor (who starred in many SW but in secondary roles) playing the title character exhibiting a facial expressiveness which makes Everest look like a clown.
The story revolves around two twin brothers trying to steal a goldmine. Johnny West thwarts partially their plans till the final showdon.
I do give this 3\10 only because of a pair of gimmicks (like the coffin one), expecially toward the end. The score (which sometimes makes use of contrapunt) is competent but lifeless.