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Ringo and His Golden Pistol (1966)

Sergio Corbucci spent much of his career in the shadow of spaghetti western master Sergio Leone.

Lacking Leone’s storytelling gifts, Corbucci was prone to fall back on violence and camera trickery when short on plot inspiration.


Here, he is content to enliven this unremarkable but occasionally explosive, tale of banditry and bounty-hunting with ideas borrowed from such contemporary (and far superior) offerings as Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Duccio Tessari’s A Pistol for Ringo and Corbucci’s own cult classic, Django.

The success of Tessari’s film prompted the changing of the original title, Johnny Oro, for this English language version.

Star, Mark Damon became a successful independent producer in Hollywood, with Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, High Spirits and Flight of the Navigator among his credits.

Mark Damon
Valeria Fabrizi
Sheriff Norton
Ettore Manni
Norton’s wife
Giulia Rubini

Sergio Corbucci