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Title: Gatling Gun (Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco)(1968)
Post by: titoli on December 01, 2008, 03:29:52 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064013/

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


Mediocre story, centered on a scam about the Gatlin invention contended by Blue and Grey spies. Every plot turn unoriginal and stretched out, with almost no action until some sparkle of vitality in the end, but nothing to remember. Ireland completely miscast as a half-breed. Score by Piccioni based on Hammond in line with the quality of the movie. 4\10 


Title: Re: Damned Hot Day of Fire (Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco)(1968)
Post by: Groggy on December 01, 2008, 06:45:33 PM
 ;D ;D ;D At the title.


Title: Re: Damned Hot Day of Fire (Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco)(1968)
Post by: titoli on December 02, 2008, 02:28:07 PM
A Tarantino favourite, apparently.  ::)


Title: Re: Damned Hot Day of Fire (Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco)(1968)
Post by: The Firecracker on December 02, 2008, 02:37:11 PM
A Tarantino favourite, apparently.  ::)

How does he end up sticking his chin every where?

Anyway, I have this under the alternate title Machine Gun Killers.
How have a quick look at this tonight and leave my thoughts here.


Title: Re: Damned Hot Day of Fire (Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco)(1968)
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 02, 2008, 06:09:49 PM
Watching this one now only just realizing it was this movie. A nice surprise to see producer Edmondo Amati among the credits. He's produced some choice Italian sleaze and horror pictures over the years. So far this is more of a mystery movie than an action picture.


Title: Re: Damned Hot Day of Fire (Quel caldo maledetto giorno di fuoco)(1968)
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 02, 2008, 08:07:11 PM
It was okay. The only reason I watched this was that a friend of mine was pondering putting out a wide copy and they needed to know if it was any good or not. I don't think it would be worth it, really. Here's what I thought of it...

Chris Tanner is arrested for treason and condemned to the gallows after the only other individuals that knew of a new weapon (the Gatling gun) created by Richard Gatling are killed. He is sent to Las Cruzas to find out what has happened to Gatling, whom has disappeared. Gatling had offered the device to President Lincoln, but was kidnapped and his three escorts killed by ruthless confederates in league with a Mexican half breed named Tarpas. Tanner has 30 days to bring Gatling back alive or else another man will hang in Tanner's place.

This movie had quite a bit of potential. There's a good storyline here although there's a bit too many characters to keep up with. However, those seeking action will be woefully disappointed as there's virtually none till 47 minutes into the film and even then, it's nothing special. There's a pretty laughable fist fight and a decent night time gun battle in a graveyard. The ending features the title mechanism in action. John Ireland as the Mexican half breed bandit, Tarpas, looks more like the Devil than a Mexican bad guy. Robert Woods was much better in SEVEN GUNS FOR THE MACGREGORS (1965). George Rigaud, who plays one of the villains, was one of the oldsters in the MacGregor movies.


Now I have to sit through .32 CALIBER KILLER. Hope it's a bit better than this one.  :P