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Ringo and His Golden Pistol (1966)

Johnny Oro (original title)
A Mexican bandit teams up with a band of renegade Native Americans to avenge his older brothers when they are killed by a prankster, gold-obsessed bounty hunter.

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Adriano Bolzoni (story) (as A. Bolzoni), Franco Rossetti (story) (as F. Rossetti) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Damon ... Johnny Oro / Johnny Ringo
Valeria Fabrizi Valeria Fabrizi ... Margie
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Juanito Perez (as Franco Derosa)
Giulia Rubini ... Jane Norton
Loris Loddi ... Stan Norton
Andrea Aureli ... Gilmore
Pippo Starnazza Pippo Starnazza ... Matt
Ettore Manni ... Sheriff Bill Norton
Nino Vingelli ... Fat Friend of Gilmore
John Bartha ... Alcalde Benal
Vittorio Bonos Vittorio Bonos ... Slim Anderson (as Vittorio Williams Bonos)
Bruno Scipioni Bruno Scipioni ... Townsman
Silvana Bacci Silvana Bacci ... Manuela Rodriguez
Giulio Maculani Giulio Maculani
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Sebastian
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A Mexican bandit teams up with a band of renegade Native Americans to avenge his older brothers when they are killed by a prankster, gold-obsessed bounty hunter.

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Nothing mattered to him but gold, gold and more gold! That was the man called RINGO! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 July 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ringo and His Golden Pistol See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sanson Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

When Sebastian throws an ax into Gilmore's head, Margie's scream is missing from the print used on the Warner Archive DVD. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Oro: Hey, Sheriff! Looks like you're causing a lot of inconvenience for folks because of your interpretation of the law. Now, look. Aren't you being a little stubborn?
Sheriff Bill Norton: Now, listen to me, and listen close. You're under my protection here, and I'll defend you right down the line. Just as I'll defend my own wife and son. You broke the law, and you'll stay in jail.
Johnny Oro: You're not stubborn, Sheriff... you're crazy.
Sheriff Bill Norton: Could be. You do crazy things to collect gold. I do crazy things for my principles. Even if it...
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Soundtracks

Johnny Ringo
(uncredited)
Composed and conducted by Carlo Savina
Lyrics by Bruno Corbucci
Sung by Don Powell
Appears in the English version
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RINGO AND HIS GOLDEN PISTOL (Sergio Corbucci, 1966) **1/2
14 June 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Corbucci's fourth Spaghetti Western is likable enough, but it's still a long way from the baroque style of his subsequent example in the genre - DJANGO (1966) - much less the ultra-bleak outlook of his masterpiece, THE GREAT SILENCE (1968). Besides, star Mark Damon - made up here to look like the long-lost brother of Bob Dylan's Alias character in Sam Peckinpah's PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (1973)! - lacks the screen presence of Franco Nero, let alone the intelligence of Jean-Louis Trintignant! He still has fond memories of the film, however, since he mentioned it during the Italian B-movie retrospective at the 2004 Venice Film Festival (which my brother and I attended)!

Apart from presenting an unusual - and perhaps unlikely - alliance against the cowboys by Mexicans and Indians, the film has a healthy sense of humor: after he's insulted in a bar, Damon orders the protracted preparation of a concoction made up of some ungodly ingredients - only to then throw it in the face of his opponent!; later, facing up to three bad men without his coveted golden pistol, he blows them all away by unceremoniously throwing a bomb in their midst!; sheriff Ettore Manni's jail has a frequent customer (to the point where he has come to consider it his home!) in a pint-sized old man - told by the former that he can't stay any longer, the latter commits "wilful damage to public property" by breaking the jail's windows as soon as he exits and, turning himself in immediately, he is thus able to keep his place in jail!

The film manages to end with a bang: Damon blowing up the main street of the town (it seems that's all we ever get to see from it in any Western!) - followed by a memorable showdown (involving Damon's gold-plated paraphernalia). Carlo Savina's title tune is catchy, too: the film was originally called JOHNNY ORO and, therefore, has no relation to the two earlier "Ringo" titles made by director Duccio Tessari and starring Giuliano Gemma!


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