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Due once di piombo

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Due once di piombo (Il mio nome è Pecos) (Italy 1966 / Director: Maurizio Lucidi)

  • Runtime: 84 min
  • Release Date: 22.12.1966

Also known as

My Name Is Pecos (U.S.A.) | Il mio nome è Pecos (Italy) | Mi nombre es Pecos (Spain) | Jonny Madoc (Germany) | Johnny Madoc, der Scharfschütze (Germany) | American Bull (Germany) | Mon nom est Pecos (France) | A vinganca es Pecos (Portugal) | Meu nome é Pécos (Brazil) | Jagad for Dollar (Sweden) | Mitt namn är Pecos (Sweden) | Nimeni on Pecos (Finland) | Pekos olum sagiyor (Turkey) | Pecos, o tromokratis (Greece) | Jmenuji se Pecos (Czechoslovakia) | Pecos, Meu Nome é Pecos! (Brazil) | 復讐の用心棒 Fukusyu no Youjinbo (Japan)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Robert Woods (Pecos Martinez), Pier Paolo Capponi [as Norman Clark] (Joe Clane/Kline), Lucia Modugno (Mary Burton), Peter Carsten (Steve, Clane lieutenant), Luigi Casellato [as Louis Cassel] (Eddie), Cristina Iosani [as Christina Josani] (Nina / Esther), Massimo Righi [as Max Deane] (Jack, Clane henchman), Giuliano Raffaelli (Dr. Burton), Maurizio Boni [as Morris Boone] (Ned, Eddie's brother), Renato Mambor (Bud, Clane henchman), Corinne Fontaine (Lola), Pietro Martellanza [as Peter Martell] (Clane henchman), George Eastman [as Gigi Montefiori] (tall Clane henchman), Dario De Grassi, Kenneth Belton (Brack, Clane thief), Umberto Raho [as Umi Raho] (Morton, gravedigger)
  • Also with: Franco Gulà (Smith, telegrapher), Luciano Bonanni (Frank, blacksmith), Alfredo Adami (Gordon from Laredo), Gino Barbacane (blond Clane henchman), Salvatore Borgese (Slim, Clane henchman), Piero Morgia (Blackie, Clane henchman)
  • Story: Adriano Bolzoni
  • Screenplay: Adriano Bolzoni, Maurizio Lucidi
  • Cinematography: Franco Villa [as Frank Town] [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Camera Operator: Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi)
  • Music: Lallo Gori
  • Song: "The Ballad of Pecos" sung by Bob Smart
  • Song: "Dal sude verra' qualcuno" sung by Franco Fajila & The Beats
  • Producers: Franco Palombi, Gabriele Silvestri

Synopsis

Pecos Martinez rides into Houston looking to settle an old score with gang leader Clane, who is after the money that disappeared from a recent robbery. The hunt for the loot and Pecos's quest become intertwined with the efforts of the locals to stay alive long enough for help to arrive.

Comments

The film is interesting with its Mexican hero but the actual film is quite average, if not worse. The scenery is rather uninteresting as is the gloomy town set. None of this is made better by the film's pace, as it is quite a boring film with a gimmick that wears thin pretty soon.

by Korano

Maurizio Lucidi was mostly a director of comedies but in My Name is Pecos he made no fun (and no prisoners). This is a good, violent and straightly told revenger in which the usual racist cliches are turned in a nice way: the tall gunslinger is a Mexican while all the bandits and the cowardly citizens are obviously white Americans. A good role for Robert Woods.

It was successful enough to spawn a sequel a few months later (Pecos Cleans Up), which unfortunately didn't preserve the original's mood, abandoned in favour of a comedy style.

by Stanton

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