This is an entertaining , engaging Western crammed of shoot'em up , noisy action , fist-fights, punches , kicks, and overwhelming stunt-work . It concerns a heinous outlaw called Torrez Gordo : Fernando Sancho, frees a band of inmates , forcíng them to join his bunch , among them is Arizona Colt : Giuliano Gemma , who declines to do it . Meanwhile , bandit Gordo is scheming a bank heist with his henchmen : Nello Pazzafini , José Luis Martín . Along the way Arizona Colt meets an old drunk , Double Whiskey : Roberto Camardiel , and both of whom head for Blackstone Hill town . When one of Gordo' s hoodlums kills a saloon girl : Rosalba Neri , then Arizona seeks justice and offers to hunt down the murderer for a reward of five hundred dollars and to get the Dolores' sister , Jane : Corínne Marchand . As Arizona and Double Whiskey set out in pursuit the true guilty and later on , they have to confront the villain Gordo . At the ending takes place the thrilling showdown in moving style and under enjoyable musical score backdrop .There was no law, there was no order , there was just The Man From Nowhere . Arizona was his name , Colt was his game. For a dollar earned a Bullet was fired.
This Ravioli Western packs ruthless roles , thrills , shootouts , quick-fire , violence , high body count and some hilarious moments thanks to Fernando Sancho character . The lighting-paced storyline slows down at times , but frenetic fight-sequences make up for it .This is a decent and passable movie with usual ingredients , there is a nice implementation of shots in the camera work during some particular scenes as the movie approaches its climax , as an amusing gimmick at the ending when our sympathetic protagonist : Gemma faces off the nasty Fernando Sancho. Gemma is pretty well as a good-looking gunslinger . Giuliano is top-notch as one army man taking on a group of bandits and as always he makes his own stunts with sympathetic touches , as usual . Gemma along with Anthony Steffen, George Hilton ,Gianni Garco, turns out to be one of the greatest stars of the Spaghetti Western . In his first Westerns he often used the peculiar name Montgomery Wood, posing as an American actor . His biggest hit was A Pistol For Ringo , following a sequel titled The Return Of Ringo , and others as Adios Gringo , Arizona Colt , The Price of Power, Day of Anger and later, the twilight western : California and his last one : Tex . But he also played other genres as Peplum: The Titans , Thrillers : Master Touch , Wartime : Young Lions . And he perfomed roles in prestigious films as Il Gatopard , Desert of Tartars , and Il Prefecto Di Ferro . Here appears some familiar secondary faces from Spaghetti or Paella Western , as Spanish actors : Roberto Camardiel as likeable co-starring , Jose Luis Martin, Alvaro De Luna , Jose Orjas , as Italian players as Andrea Bosic , Rosalba Neri , Nello Pazzafin i, Mirko Ellis, Tom Felleghy , Riccardo Pizzuti, , John Bartha , Jeff Cameron , among others . It is followed by a sequel : ¨Arizona returns¨ or ¨Arizona lets fly and kill everybody¨ 1970 by Sergio Martino , replacing Gemma by Anthony Steffen along with Roberto Camardiel , Rosalba Neri again . And special mention for the always great Fernando Sancho in his ordinary role as a swanky , boastful Mexican bandit and stealing the show , as always . Good production design and art design by Petrarca , creating adequate scenarios with luminous outdoors , rocky mountains and deserts from Almería , Spain , well photographed by Guglielmo Mancori and also filmed in Cinecitta studios , Rome Lacio , Italy . Agreeable and long-standing musical score , containing an attractive and charming leitmotif from Francesco De Massi.
This Spaghetti was compellingly directed by Michele Lupo who made all kinds of genres. Lupo made various Bud Spencer vehícles as Bulldozer, The supersheriff , ET and the supersheriff , and Buddy go west . Lupo directed Giuliano Gemma , his fetish actor , in several films as Master Touch with Kirk Douglas , this Arizona Colt , and California with William Berger . Rating 6,5/10. Essential and fundamental seeing for Giuliano Gemma fans . Better than average western .