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Ringo, il volto della vendetta

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Ringo, il volto della vendetta (Italy, Spain 1966 / Director: Mario Caiano)

  • Runtime: 102 min
  • Release Date: 26.8.1966
  • Filming Locations: Almería

Also known as

Los cuatro salvajes (Spain) | La vengeance de Ringo (France) | Den Colt im Genick (Germany) | Es geht um deinen Kopf, Amigo! (Germany) | Ringo, The Face Of Revenge (U.S.A.) | I morfi tis ekdikiseos (Greece) | The Revenge of Ringo (Australia) | Ringo - Mark of Vengeance

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Antonio de Teffe [as Anthony Steffen](Davy / Ringo), Frank Wolff (Tricky Ferguson), Armando Calvo (Fidel), Alexandra Nilo (Manuela), Alfonso Goda (Sheriff Sam Dellinger), Amadeo Trilli (Mortimer, cattle rancher), Ricardo Canales (freed village spokesman), Eduardo Fajardo (Tim)
  • Also with: Patty Shepard (saloon girl), José Aquilino Montoya (Paco, bandit leader), Antonio Orengo (San Luis padre), Joaquin Parra (San Luis posse member), Rafael Vaquero (Tricky escort henchman), Román Ariznavarreta (Tricky cheating partner), Agustín Bescos (San Luis mourner)
  • Story: Eduardo Manzanos Brochero
  • Screenplay: Mario Caiano, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero
  • Cinematography: Julio Ortas (Eastmancolor, Panoramico 1,85:1)
  • Music: Francesco De Masi
  • Producer: Mario Caiano, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero

Synopsis

Director Mario Caiano, best known for horror films like Amanti d' Oltretomba, co-wrote this much-parodied spaghetti western. Another in a long line of films titled for Lorne Greene's 1964 hit song "Ringo", this is one of many entries which fail to even feature a character with that name. Instead, Antonio De Teffe and Eduardo Fajardo star as two friends who rescue bumbling bandit Fidel (Armando Calvo) from a shootout. While patching him up, they discover half of a treasure map tattooed on his back. Learning that the other half is tattooed on the back of a sheriff (Alfonso Goda), they set about trying to put the two halves together while being joined by card sharp and all round trickster Frank Wolff, who discovers their secret and wants in on the deal. American director Paul Bartel put a bizarre spin on the story in his comedic western, Lust in the Dust.

Comment

An entertaining film, which will provide a couple of hours of amusement, but is fairly derivative. The score is good.

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