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The Return of Ringo (1965)

Il ritorno di Ringo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 1966 (USA)
A returning Union Officer discovers that his home has been overrun by Mexican bandits, and infiltrates the gang to restore order and determine if his wife has been faithful to him.

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Writers:

Duccio Tessari (story and screenplay), Fernando Di Leo (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... Capt. Montgomery Brown / 'Ringo' (as Montgomery Wood)
Fernando Sancho ... Esteban Fuentes
Lorella De Luca ... Hally Fitzgerald Brown (as Hally Hammond)
Nieves Navarro ... Rosita
Antonio Casas ... Sheriff Carson
Manuel Muñiz Manuel Muñiz ... Myosotis / Morning Glory (as Pajarito)
Mónica Sugranes ... Elizabeth Brown
Víctor Bayo Víctor Bayo ... Jeremiah Pitt, the Saloon owner
Tunet Vila Tunet Vila ... Mimbreno, the Apache medicine man
Juan Torres Juan Torres ... Bartender at Mimbres' village
Jose Halufi Jose Halufi ... Gravedigger (as José Halufi)
George Martin George Martin ... Don Fernando Paco Fuentes
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Once again billed as Montgomery Wood, Giuliano Gemma plays a civil war soldier who returns to his family land to find his family decimated, his property taken over by a family of Mexican bandits and his fiancee about to marry the Mexican gangster behind all this. Bent on revenge, he goes undercover disguised as a Mexican and discovers he has a daughter! Written by Cristian Redferne <harlock1997@geocities.com>

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood at Sundown See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa #46134 issued December 7, 1965. Running time of 96 minutes. See more »

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Spun-off from A Pistol for Ringo (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Il ritorno di Ringo
Sung by Maurizio Graf
Lyrics by Maurizio Graf (uncredited)
Music by Ennio Morricone (uncredited)
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Big Time Spaghetti Western
13 May 2009 | by SquonkamaticSee all my reviews

Duccio Tessari's RETURN OF RINGO is one of the great unseen spaghetti westerns churned out by the Italians after the unexpected success of Sergio Leone's first two "Dollars" films. A sprawling, high-powered epic tale about a Union soldier returning after the war to find his wife & home usurped by a local pistolero and his band of gunmen. Giuliano Gemma is excellent as always in the role of the suave, cool-headed hero who works up a ruse to pose as a peasant worker to infiltrate the household and fight from the inside to reclaim that which was his.

Ennio Morricone scored a magnificent musical pastiche of themes that is quite different from his usual Leone contributions. Non-fans of the genre will be pleased by the attention to detail in the lavish production, with a high profile supporting cast led by Fernando Sancho, sexy Nieves Navarro and Lorella De Luca as Gemma's former beloved. He looks odd during his scenes with his hair bleached blond and is unconvincing as a Mexican but Gemma really was one of the great Italian genre leads. His approach is somewhat different than Clint Eastwood, usually playing himself as a gentleman who simply happened to learn how to be an efficient killing machine under the stress of war.

There's some genuinely amusing and tightly choreographed gunplay in the ending showdown, and the screenplay by Tessari, Fernando di Leo and Alfonso Balcázar is surprisingly humanistic for this kind of fare. Highly recommended, look for it in North America on a VHS with the title BLOOD AT SUNDOWN.

7/10


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