Duello nel Texas (1963)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Spaghetti Western  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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The Spanish/Italian Gringo stars Richard Harrison as a combatant in the Mexican civil war. In between bloody skirmishes with the enemy, Harrison takes time out to settle a personal score with his hated foster father. With its Lone Avenger protagonist and its excessive violence, the film has all the earmarks of a "spaghetti western"--even though it was filmed in 1963, a year before Sergio Leone popularized that gore-encrusted genre. Gringo was not released in the US until 1968, after the success of Leone's Clint Eastwood vehicles. Originally released as Duello Nel Texas, Gringo is currently available on videotape under the title Gunfight at Red Sands.

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boy, conflict, father, foster-family, injustice, Mexican-Revolution, Mexico, plans, ranch, revenge, revolution, runaway [from home], soldier, son