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È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta

From The Spaghetti Western Database

È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (Italy, France, Germany 1971, Director: Gianfranco Parolini)

  • Runtime: 105 min
  • Release Date: 3.9.1971

Also known as

Return of Sabata (U.S.A.) | Sabata kehrt zurück (German) | O Regresso de Sabata (Portugal) | Il ritorno di Sabata (Italy) | Le retour de Sabata (France) | Sabatas Aterkomst (Sweden) | Texas 1870 (Spain) | Powrót Sabaty (Poland) | El regreso de Sabata (Mexico) | Návrat Sabaty (Czech Republic)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Lee Van Cleef (Sabata), Reiner Schöne (Clyde), Giampiero Albertini (Joe McIntock), Ignazio Spalla [as Pedro Sanchez] (Bronco), Annabella Incontrera (Maggie), Jacqueline Alexandre (Jackie McIntock), Aldo Canti [as Nick Jordan] (Angel), Vassili Karis (Fionda), Steffen Zacharias (Donovan), Gianni Rizzo (Jeremy Sweeney), Maria Pia Giancaro (Diane, circus girl), John Bartha [as Janos Bartha] (sheriff), Günther Stoll [as Gunther Stoll] (circus gunfight judge), Carmelo Reale (Chuck, bald henchman), Franco Fantasia (circus owner), Ileana Rigano (young saloon brunette), Dante Cona, Gérard Boucaron [as Bucaron Gerard] (horny boy), Vittorio Fanfoni (bearded Irishman)
  • Also with: Gilberto Galimberti (circus gunfighter), Luciano Rossi (circus gunfighter), Sandro Scarchilli (circus gunfighter), Fortunato Arena (saloon owner), Giuseppe Castellano (priest), Giovanni Cianfriglia (McIntock henchman), Franco Pasquetto (McIntock henchman), Claudio Ruffini (McIntock henchman), Attilio Dottesio (organist), John P. Dulaney (gambling house duel judge), Federico Boido (McIntock henchman), Salvatore Billa (McIntock red-headed henchman), Roberto Messina (McIntock henchman), Sergio Ukmar (McIntock henchman), Franco Ukmar (2nd vengeful brother), Mel Gaines (3rd vengeful brother), Jean Louis (4th vengeful brother), Giulio Baraghini (5th vengeful brother), Domenico Cianfriglia (McIntock henchman/6th vengeful brother), Pietro Torrisi (McIntock henchman), Bruno Arié (gunman on roof), Sylvia Alba (saloon girl), Gennaro Pappagalli (1st Braddock brother), Alfonso Sarlo (2nd Braddock brother), Lina Franchi (saloon woman), Omero Capanna (McIntock henchman), Nestore Cavaricci (circus employee), Luigi Ciavarro (night guard), Alberigo Donadeo (townsman), Alberto Dell'Acqua (McIntock henchman), Augusto Funari (McIntock henchman), Attilio Severini (McIntock henchman), Luciano Bonanni (saloon guest), Mario Dardanelli (Hobsonville citizen), Angelo Casadei (Hobsonville citizen)
  • Screenplay: Renato Izzo, Gianfranco Parolini
  • Music: Marcello Giombini
  • Cinematography: Sandro Mancori [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Producer: Alberto Grimaldi

About

In this spaghetti western, a quick-drawing, hard-riding granite faced, steel-eyed ex-Confederate soldier (Lee Van Cleef) rides into a Texas town with the small travelling circus he works for as a stunt rider and bumps into a man who owes him $5,000. Wanting the money back, the vet decides to stay in town and it isn't long before he ends up embroiled in corruption and double-crosses as he fights to simultaneously save the townsfolk from the greedy, corrupt politician who runs the town and forces the residents to pay cripplingly high taxes and steal the crook's fortune. This is the third Sabata film and the second time Van Cleef essayed the character. In the second film Adios Sabata, the title character was played by Yul Brynner (but only outside of Italy, where the character was originally called Indio Black).

Comment

In this cheerful sequel Sabata has again to keep the overview in a town full of swindlers, cheaters and crooks (and of course a few acrobats). Parolini directs elegantly in his own excessive and ornamental tongue-in-cheek style. If anything the film proves that also a SW which was shot solely in Italy could have a lavish look. While most people seem to think about Return of Sabata as an inferior successor, it's still impossible for me to see any difference to Parolini's other Sabata/Sartana style films.

by Stanton

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