When the legendary Sartana becomes a James Bond of the Wild West, we can’t help but be entertained
“One of the richest examples of the evolution of the Italian western “
The fourth, and for many fans the best, instalment in the series featuring Sartana, the deadly gunslinger with a thousand tricks up his sleeve. Once again, the excellent Gianni Garko embodies the legendary protagonist, in one of his best interpretations of the role. Critic Jean François Giré, author of what is generally considered to be the bible of Italian westerns, defines it: “one of the richest examples of the evolution of the genre.” The film also benefits from a thriller element and inventions worthy of a James Bond adventure: a robotic cigarette lighter that transforms into a lethal weapon, an organ that sprays bullets when played… When Sartana comes to town, get ready to be entertained.
Sartana helps a thief escape from prison with the hope of discovering where he has stashed his stolen loot. However, the money is also of great interest to a number of other people, who repeatedly try to kill Sartana. It look like his hopes of getting rich may be in vain.