Return of Ringo, The / Il ritorno di Ringo (1965)

4.0 out of 5

Upon return from war, Giuliano Gemma, as Ringo, wears blackface in an attempt to infiltrate the Mexicans who have overrun the town of his birth. Believed dead, thus incognito, Ringo seethes. He visits the graves of his family and is forced to stand by while witnessing his wife in the arms of another. Understandably, Ringo blows his top. The film gets pretty violent.

Always stylish, and at times incredibly atmospheric, director and former peplum scribe Duccio Tessari here makes frequent use of wind machines in order to foreshadow imminent doom. Nieves Navarro, the future Susan Scott and Mrs. Luciano Ercoli, returns and reads the cards after making her début in A Pistol for Ringo. Also back for another go are Lorella De Luca, Fernando Sancho and the quirky Manuel Muñiz. It's a sequel. A good one too.

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