Ringo, Volto della Vendetta (1966)

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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, Frank Wolff and Eduardo Fajardo star as three 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), the group sets about trying to put the two halves together. Many people die, and sole survivor Fajardo -- in a rare act of kindness from the genre's foremost villain -- donates the fortune in gold to a destitute village before riding into the sunset with pretty Alejandra Nilo. American director Paul Bartel put a bizarre spin on the story in his comedic western Lust in the Dust.

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bad-guy, bad-guy-turns-good, donation, fortune [wealth], friendship, good-guy, outlaw [Western], rescue, search, survivor, treasure