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Vado... l'ammazzo e torno

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Vado... l'ammazzo e torno (Italy 1967 / Director: Enzo G. Castellari)

  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Release Date: 26.9.1967

Also known as

Any Gun Can Play (U.S.A.) | Blood River (U.K.) | Leg ihn um, Django (Germany) | Glory, Glory Hallelujah (Germany) | O último fica vivo (Portugal) | Vou, Mato e Volto (Portugal) | Glory, Glory Halleluja (Germany) | 300.000 $ (Finland) | Je vais, je tire et je reviens (France) | La Mort en Retour (France) | Voy, le mato y vuelvo (Spain) | Que nadie quede vivo (Mexico) | Pago com plombo (Mexico) | Skjut först - änglarna betalar (Sweden) | Främlingen (Sweden) | Idem, ubijamga I vracam se (Yugoslavia) | Ik ga - vuur en kom terug (Belgium) | For a Few Bullets More | Go Kill and Come Back | I'll Go, I'll Kill Him and Come Back

Cast and crew

  • Cast: George Hilton (The Stranger), Edd Byrnes (Clayton), Gilbert Roland (Monetero), Stefania Careddu [as Kareen O'Hara](Guapa / Marisol), José Torres (José Huerta), Ivano Staccioli (Captain), Gérard Herter [as Gerard Herter](Lawrence Backman), Ignazio Spalla [as Pedro Sanchez](Pajondo), Adriana Giuffrè (Conchita), Valentino Macchi, Riccardo Pizzuti [as Rick Piper](Paco), Rodolfo Valadier (Pablo), Marco Mariani (sergeant)
  • Also with: Sergio Testori (Paco Diaz), Rocco Lerro (Monetero henchman), Guglielmo Spoletini (Quinto, henchman in diner), Arnaldo Fabrizi (Samson, waiter), Gonzalo Esquiroz (Charro Ruiz), Franco Ukmar (Monetero henchman), Joaquin Parra (machine gunner), Luigi Ciavarro (Monetero henchman), Umberto Salomone (library assistant), Lina Franchi (woman in window), Omero Capanna (Monetero henchman), José Yepes (Monetero henchman), Sal Borgese (prison guard)
  • Story: Sauro Scavolini, Romolo Guerrieri
  • Screenplay: Tito Carpi, Giovanni Simonelli, Enzo G. Castellari
  • Cinematography: Gianni Bergamini [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Francesco De Masi
  • Songs: "Stranger" + "Come Mai" sung by Raoul
  • Producer: Edmondo Amati

The Film

A bounty hunter accidently witnesses a train robbery, executed by the Mexican bandit he was trailing. He starts to have second thoughts about killing the man, because there seems to be more money involved and it could be wiser to team up with him. After the Mexican is sentenced to death the bounty killer saves him at the last moment, not knowing that he had a partner in crime for the train robbery, a treacherous bank employee who is also after the gold.

Comments

With three men vying for a hidden treasure, double-crossing each other almost constantly, the film rips off the famous premise of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but it’s all done with a wink of the eye and without any possible disrespect. This is an early example of a spaghetti western that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Still, the first half is rather straightforward and violent and it’s only halfway that the movie takes an unmistakably comical turn with a hilarious fistfight between Byrnes and Hilton (in his underwear!). - Scherpschutter

The film is most famous for its opening scene in which the “new” hero is introduced by killing 3 bandits, who look suspiciously similar to the "old" heroes: Eastwood, Nero and Van Cleef. The rest of this enjoyable western is also mostly tongue in cheek, but is partly marred by too many silly fistfights. This was George Hilton's first typical role, which set the standards for his later SWs with Giuliano Carnimeo, especially the Hallelujah films. The original title "I Go, I Kill Him and Come Back" was directly taken from GBU (to Leone's displeasure), and was varied by Castellari on his later SW, Kill Them all and Come Back Alone.

by Stanton

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