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Title: Death on High Mountain AKA Death on a High Hill (1969)
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on July 10, 2010, 11:03:31 PM
This is a nice, entertaining SW directed by Fernado Cerchio, with actors Luis Davila, Peter Lee Lawrence, Agnes Spaak and Nello Pazzafini amongst others. The movie starts with a military convoy escorting a large amount of cash being salughtered by a bunch of Mexican bandits lead by General Valiente ("Valiente" means "coragous" in Spanish, but the guy is not precisely the bravest around  ;D). Several of those assaults have taken place in the same area, and it seems that someone in the know is feeding the bandits the adeuate information. The bandits go as far as robbing a bank, but two different guys (Peter Lee Lawrence and Luis Davila) who don't know each other fight them back and eventually manage to recover the loot. However, instead of returning it, they decide to keep it so they are forced to become partners. But as usual, things are not what they seem to be.

The movie is not a comedy per se, but it has many funny moments. I did really had a few good laughs seeing in action the clumsiest gang of Mexican baddies I have seen in any SW, lead by Gen. Valiente (Tano Cimarosa). The movie is well directed and the musical score from Luis Enriquez Bacalov is quite good, but some of the musical score has been recycled from Sugar Colt and El Chuncho.

Unless you are a SW fanatic like myself, this is something to rent, or watch from TV, or borrow from a friend.

6.5/10