Due Once di Piombo
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Due once di piombo (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)
Cast and crew
- Cast: Robert Woods (Pecos Martinez), Pier Paolo Capponi [as Norman Clark](Joe Clane), Lucia Modugno (Mary Burton), Peter Carsten (Steve), Luigi Casellato [as Louis Cassel](Eddie), Cristina Iosani [as Christina Josani](Nina / Esther), Corinne Fontaine (Lola), Giuliano Raffaelli (Dr. Burton), Maurizio Boni [as Morris Boone](Ned), Umberto Raho [as Umi Raho](Morton), Massimo Righi [as Max Deane](Jack, Clane henchman), Renato Mambor (Brack Tedder), George Eastman [as Gigi Montefiori](tall Clane henchman), Dario De Grassi, Pietro Martellanza [as Peter Martell](Clane henchman), Gino Barbacane (blond Clane henchman), Sal Borgese (Slim, Clane henchman), Orso Maria Guerrini (Clane henchman), Franco Gulà (Smith, telegrapher), Luciano Bonanni (Frank, blacksmith), Piero Morgia (Blackie, Clane henchman), Antonio Marsini, Peter Kapp, Nicola Di Gioia
- 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
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.
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.
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.