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Man from Nowhere (1966)

Arizona Colt (original title)
M/PG | | Western | 1969 (USA)
Bandit Gordo frees a group of prisoners, forcing them to join his gang or die. Arizona Colt, declining to do either, heads for Blackstone City where Gordon is planning a robbery. When one ... See full summary »

Director:

Michele Lupo

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (story by), Luciano Martino (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ... Arizona Colt
Fernando Sancho ... Torrez Gordo Watch
Corinne Marchand ... Jane
Nello Pazzafini Nello Pazzafini ... Kay / Clay (as Giovanni Pazzafini)
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Pedro / Pete
Roberto Camardiel ... Whiskey
Mirko Ellis Mirko Ellis ... Sheriff
Gérard Lartigau Gérard Lartigau ... John
Rosalba Neri ... Dolores
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Priest
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Watch Henchman
Gianni Solaro Gianni Solaro ... Banker
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi
Renato Chiantoni ... Undertaker
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Will
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Bandit Gordo frees a group of prisoners, forcing them to join his gang or die. Arizona Colt, declining to do either, heads for Blackstone City where Gordon is planning a robbery. When one of Gordon's men murders saloon girl Dolores, Arizona offers to hunt down the killer for the price of five hundred Dollars and Dolores' sister, Jane Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro@msn.com>

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 47514 delivered on 12-8-1966. See more »

Quotes

Jane: [to Arizona Colt] You bring back that killer. Dead or alive. I want him at my feet.
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Connections

Followed by Arizona Colt, Hired Gun (1970) See more »

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Arizona Colt
Written by Audrey Nohra and Francesco De Masi
Performed by Raul Lovecchio
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THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (Michele Lupo, 1966) **
30 March 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This is the eighth Spaghetti Western I've watched starring Giuliano Gemma - the others had been A PISTOL FOR RINGO (1965), THE RETURN OF RINGO (1965), FORT YUMA GOLD (1966), DAY OF ANGER (1967), A SKY FULL OF STARS FOR A ROOF (1968), THE PRICE OF POWER (1969) and SILVER SADDLE (1978). All of them are superior to THE MAN FROM NOWHERE - which turned out to be a sub-standard example of the genre and, though not an intentional parody, is so clichéd as to seem that way! Incidentally, the U.S. title is quite stupid since the main character (named Arizona Colt - also the film's original title) explicitly states he is named after the state he hails from!!

Fernando Sancho (again) is the trigger-happy chief villain; among his ragged outlaw gang is a drunkard Mickey Shaughnessy type who, unsurprisingly, befriends the hero - while favorite Euro-Cult starlet Rosalba Neri appears as a saloon-hostess, though she's killed off almost immediately! The film is stretched to a length of almost two hours for no very good reason which, with a none-too-exciting plot line at its centre (concocted by the ubiquitous Ernesto Gastaldi), quickly becomes tedious; even so, it does work its way to a good climax (with the hero utilizing a fake pair of hands to divert his adversary's attention, followed by a shoot-out in semi-darkness inside a funeral parlor).

The Wild East DVD I watched was extremely poor, which certainly didn't help my involvement in the film any: first off, the English dubbing is horrendous (Gemma's character is saddled with a ludicrous Southern accent); the muddy print - presented in a masked 1.85:1 ratio so as to simulate the original 2.35:1 Techniscope format! - features a number of jarring jump-cuts (indicating missing or damaged frames and suggesting, somewhat distressingly, that the film's supposed to be even longer than it already is) and, during one early instance, even falls several generations below the already unsatisfying standard on display. For the record, THE MAN FROM NOWHERE had a follow-up in ARIZONA COLT, HIRED GUN (1970) - with a different actor in the lead (Anthony Steffen), it's mainly notable for being Sergio Martino's debut film.


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