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Glory City: For the town's own holiday, the townfathers want to stage
their annual duel-to-the-death between Brenner (Lex Barker) and Deakes -
but a stranger, Reece (Pierre Brice) rides into town and tells them Deakes
is dead, but he's more than happy to take his place.
Later that day, on
his way to Powder City, Reece runs into Brenner. The two don't know that
they are only days away from shooting each other, and they have nothing in
common - Reece is a young hothead and professional gambler looking for
kicks, Brenner a disillusioned gunfighter -, still, they take an instant
liking to each other.
In Powder City, Seth Grande (George Rigaud) wants
to sell his land to settlers, much to the dismay of Jack Villaine (Gérard
Tichy), the local bigshot who only refrains from shooting Seth because
he's in love with his daughter Jade (Marianne Koch), who only sticks with
him to save her dad's life - while he thinks she ahs betrayed him.
Brenner and Reece come into town (seperately) both Seth and Jade -
Brenner's ex - try to win them over for Seth's cause, but both Brenner and
Reece turn them down for different reasons. Still, they soon see who's the
goodie and who's the baddie in this story, and since their hearts are in
the right places, they more or less instinctively take Seth's side - so
much so that Villaine soon orders his men to kill them ... but Brenner and
Reece emerge victorious from shootout after shootout, fistfight after
Ultimately, Seth challenges Villaine to a duel, to settle
things once and for all - but since Villaine is likely to cheat, Brenner
and Reece see to it that none of Villaine's snipers interfere by shooting
them all dead ... and when Villaine shoots Jade, they shoot him too.
survives the shooting and Brenner promises to come back to her after the
big shootout in Glory City ...
Glory City: It's only when Brenner and
Reece finally face each other in the big duel that they realize what
they're in for. Nobody draws, but they start to laugh almost hysterically,
so much so that some of the town's hotheads draw their guns to make them
shoot each other - but Brenner and Reece have no problems gunning those
down ... and thus, without a winner and a loser, Glory City still had a
Rather decent Euro-Western, made to cash in on
of films of course (the two leads are a dead-giveaway), but actually made
more in the traditon of American B-Westerns than anything coming out of
Germany. Still, the story of this film is pretty fresh and works rather
well - with one letdown: The main plot (Brenner and Reece against
Villaine) is over after about an hour (the typical running time for an
American B-Western incidently) and the final duel, which holds only few
surprises, takes up the rest of the screen time and seems to be tagged
onto the film, despite being set up at the beginning of the movie.