Sabor de la Venganza, El (1963, SPA/ITA) C-75m. SCOPE ** D: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent. Starring Richard Harrison, Robert Hundar, Fernando Sancho, Claudio Ungari, Luis Induni, Gloria Milland, Raf Baldassarre, Aldo Sambrell. Pre-Leone western leans towards the classic American western (of which Riz Ortolani provides a great score imitation). Three brothers, all grown up to be different, have not forgotten the murder of their father 20 years ago. Who will finally avenge it? Quite appealing despite being weakly plotted. Original version reportedly runs much longer. English titles: GUNFIGHT AT HIGH NOON, SONS OF VENGEANCE, and THREE RUTHLESS ONES.


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