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« on: August 18, 2007, 07:36:29 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065060/

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


I agree with those who deem this to be a 6\10 movie. It has a good story and screenplay but it should have had another director. Hilton and Ireland are brilliant, but the surprise comes from Sandra Milo,  who for the first time in her career looks like a woman and even attractive. This due to then fact that she's leaner than usual. She dubs herself, with her shrill voice. (But the girl making love with Hilton in a nude scene is even better). This kind of movie, with the main characters going after some stolen money, should have relied on a faster rhythm, but Civirani is not able to impress it. The score is 5\10.

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 01:39:52 AM »

Shit me in the face Titoli!

I had the oppertunity to pick this up in a very cheap box set (with cheap quality probably AND cut I suspect!) today at Wal-Mart and passed it up for a pan & scan RUTHLESS FOUR.

Dammit, Dammit, Dammit!

I'll see if I can go by tomorrow and pick it up Sad

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 06:41:17 PM »

Weisser calls this a "tedious, predictable bore". For once, I partially agree.
Apparently it's supposed to be a remake of "Any Gun Can Play" (which is comedic remake of GBU) but it isn't as fun.

It tries to be an above average movie but never crawls out of it's average status. Too many tedious bedroom scenes (one even has two characters looking at each other, for what seems like an eternity, while eating turkey) I think.
The back cover claims it has a 106 minute running time despite my copy clocking in at 90.
And since there was no nude sex romp in my copy (apparently Titoli has this intact) I'm guessing it's cut.

Hilton is good as always and Ireland still has irritating eyebrows.
Sandra Milo is good looking (there was a time she wasn't Titoli?) but I prefer the hooker (Monica Pardo I believe) Hilton almost beds just before him and Ireland meet.

My copy is from a vhs put out by ZIV International in 1983.
Pan & scan with murky transfer.

 

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 06:46:19 PM »

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Too many tedious bedroom scenes (one even has two characters looking at each other, for what seems like an eternity, while eating turkey) I think.

It's a direct quotation of the famous scene in Tom Jones between Albert Finney and the then Mrs Sean Connery.


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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007, 06:52:09 PM »

Thanks, but when was Sandra Milo ugly?

Have any pics from that period?

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 06:55:02 PM »

Sandra Milo? A matter of tastes. I never liked her even when she was young. So this movie was a surprise. As said, she's usually overweight. Which maybe can explain Fellini's (whom she said was for a while her lover) had her in a pair of movies. But she was in many important movies in the '50's and '60's. Also giving a great performance (I am fair towards her) in one of the best italian comedies (well, this is one of the most bitter) of the '60's:

http://italian.imdb.com/title/tt0057664/


OK, I'll go looking for some pics and back.

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 07:02:38 PM »

Here she is at the very beginning of her career.






 

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 07:06:30 PM »

Here she is at the very beginning of her career.






 


Thanks! She doesn't look overweight here. Perhaps it was later in her career then?

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 07:10:21 PM »

These are 1956 photos. She's more abundant in the Fellini movies. But maybe overweight is not the right term. Abundant?

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007, 07:18:00 PM »

Abundant?

"Abundant" wouldn't be the right word either.
"slightly Chubby" best suites her.

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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 07:21:26 PM »

I'm not so sure about that either. Maybe slightly bloated, uh? 

Some other ones:



This is just a pair of years before the SW:



'70's or '80's. Not bad:



With french comedian Fernandel, '50's:



Reconstructed in 2003:


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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007, 07:50:12 PM »

Maybe slightly bloated, uh? 

Maybe now, but not then.

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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2007, 08:25:32 PM »

Well, you like her. That movie seen as first did the trick.

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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2007, 12:06:24 AM »

I forgot to mention that I like the carnival-like main theme but not the rest of the soundtrack.

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