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Title: Quintana: Dead or Alive (Quintana) (1969)
Post by: titoli on January 29, 2008, 07:31:07 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064869/

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

Mediocre story, mediocre performers, mediocre dialogues. I guess the protagonist ( a kind of Zorro wearing a MWNN poncho and a black handkerchief for a mask) must have put some money in the production or it must have been a last minute call because I really can't see how anybody could have ever dreamed of put him there. He shoots like a Gatling, anyway. There's a local Lord who rules over a mexican pueblo  with the aid of the usual soldiers who look like they are more numerous than the citizens. The Lord falls for Femi Benussi (still pretty but no sexy) and after having captured her fiancée forces her to marry him by trading his life with her "I do". It is apparent that this is more Zorro-land than Leone-land: but Guy Williams is nowhere to be seen, alas. The dialogues are as stilted as the plot, verging on ridicule.
Music could be good in spots, but they insist too much on a "Aranjuez" clone-melody. This gets 4\10.