Pistoleros de Arizona, Los
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Pistoleros de Arizona (Spain · Italy · West Germany 1964 / Director: Alfonso Balcázar)
Also known as5.000 dollari sull'asso (Italy) | Cinquemila dollari sull'asso (Italy) | Five Thousand Dollars On One Ace (USA) | Die Gejagten der Sierra Nevada (Germany) | El rancho de los implacables (Spain) | 5000 dollars sur l'as (France) | 5,000 dollar på ett äss (Sweden) | 5000 dollaria ston asso (Greece) | Ruudinsavun sankarit (Finland) | Redenção De Um Bandoleiro (Brazil)
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One of the first paella/spaghetti westerns, and the first one produced by the Balcázar Studios. Woods is a gunman who wins 5000 $ in a poker game and also becomes co-owner of a ranch. A corrupt landowner tries to chase all small farmers from the valley. This early euro western is a modest production, saved only by some nice location work and a flamboyant performance by the great Fernando Sancho as a rascal with a heart of gold, but still as trustworthy as a rattlesnake.
- Cast (Spanish): Robert Woods (Jeff Clayton), Fernando Sancho (Carrancho), Helmut Schmid [as Helmut Schmit] (Jimmy (The Black) Nero), Maria Sebaldt [as Maria Sebalt] (Helen Greenwood), Antonio Molino Rojo (Dingus, Nero henchman), Frank Stewart (David Greenwood ?), Richard Haussler (Dundee, attorney), Miguel de la Riva (Jack, Nero henchman), Norman Preston, Hans Nielsen (Judge Keystone), Francisco Sanz (Craig, banker), Jaime Avellan (Sheriff Benson), Pedro Gil (Sheriff Ellis), Cesar Ojinaga (Glenn, betting rancher), Fernando Rubio (Carrancho henchman), Alberto Gadea (Gypsy, Nero henchman), Carlos Hurtado (Nero henchman at farm), Juan Torres (Peter Peabody, farmer), Rafael Anglada [as Rafael Angladh] (Creek Town bartender), Francisco Garcia, Jose Castellvi
- Uncredited actors: Remo De Angelis (district judge stage passenger), Eduardo Lizarza (Tucson sheriff), Joaquín Ferré (Tucson dealer)
- Director: Alfonso Balcázar
- Story: Alessandro Continenza
- Screenplay: Jose Antonio de la Loma, Alfonso Balcázar, Alessandro Continenza
- Cinematography: Carlo Carlini, Roberto Reale [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
- Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
- Songs: "A Gambling Man" sung by Don Powell, "Die Gejagten der Sierra Nevada" sung by Ralf Paulsen, "Kein Gold am Blue River" sung by Ronny
- Producer: Edmondo Amati
- On posters, Helmut Schmid is credited as Helmut Schmidt, which is how the former German Chancellor is spelled.
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- Runtime: 91 min
- December 31, 1964
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