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Ehi Amico ... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso !

Sabata

Italy 1969
produced by
Alberto Grimaldi for PEA (= Produzioni Europee Associati)
directed by Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)
starring Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Franco Ressel, Ingazio Spalla (as Pedro Sanchez), Aldo Canti (as Nick Jordan), Andonio Gradoli (as Anthony Gradwell), Gianni Rizzo, Linda Veras, Claudio Undari (as Robert Hundar), Spartaco Conversi (as Spean Covery), Carlo Tamberlani, Alan Collins (= Luciano Pigozzi), Marco Zuanelli, Franco Marletta, Andrea Aureli (as Andrew Ray), John Barta, Giuseppe Mattei (as Joseph Matthews), Romano Puppo
written by Renato Izzo, Gianfranco Parolini, music by Marcello Giombini

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Sabata (Lee Van Cleef) witnesses a bankrobbery n the little town Daugherty, & while nobody else seems to be able to find even a trace of the stolen money, the army payroll of 100.000 Dollars, Sabata has no problems picking up the trail & returning the money to the army ... for 5.000 Dollars in reward money.

But for Sabata this is only the beginning: With his friends Carrincha (Ignazio Spalla), Indio (Aldo Canti) &  Banjo (William Berger), he soon makes some investigations, & finds all clues lead to rich & arrogant landowner Stengel (Franco Ressel) & his companions Ferguson (Antonio Gradoli) & judge O'Hara (Gianni Rizzo), & soon enough Sabata has gathered some evidence, a stationwagon,  against them ... but instead of presenting the evidence to the law, he wants to sell it to Stengel, for a mere 10.000 $.

Stengel of course tries his best to have Sabata killed, but Sabata has of course taken precautions, blows up parts of Stengel's house & raises his price to 20.000 $.

From now on Stengel makes numerous attempts on Sabata's life, using among other things a ffalse priest (Alan Collins) & an acloholic marksman (Marco Zuäanelli, but to no avail, since Sabata is prepared for everything & has hidden weapons simply everywhere on his body ...

Later, Stengel even tries to have Banjo killed, whom he (rightly) figures to be more than just one of Sabata's sidekicks. But Banjo proves to be a tough cookie as well, having hidden a gun in the banjo he always carries around (definitely an influence on Robert Rodriguez' Mariachi-series), whjich he uses to wipe out several of Stengel's henchmen without even flinching.

Of course, Stengel eventually figures he might be able to get to Sabata through Banjo, but Sabata is even prepared for that & defeats Banjo, if just. He doesn't kill him though, out of friendship one wonders ... or is there something else ?

Later, Sabata, Carrincha & Indio capture several of Stengel's henchmen in the mountains by using a landslide, then they attack Stengel's mansion, using quite an array of firearms & a pocketful of dynamite as well. Of course the three ofthem have no problems wiping out Stengel's gang, & Sabata even manages to kill Stengel in a duel, even if Stengel plays dirty.

The end ?

Not really. Banjo has kept out of it all, sitting on the sides waiting for one to kill the other, & now that Sabata has won, he challenges him to a duel ... & the winner gets the reward money on Sabata's head, 20.000 $, paid by judge O'HAra, who managed to weasel out of it all.

& wouldn't you know it, thanks to a dirty trick, Banjo shoots Sabata dead, then takes his dead body, to bury a worthy opponent ...

But of course Sabata is not really dead, it was all a charade to get his hands on the money on his own head, which he & Banjo have agreed to share. But when Banjo tries another dirty trick to steal the money from Sabata, Sabata stops him & forces him to hand over the money at gunpoint, sharing only with Carrincha & Indio & leaving him out of the deal ...

 

A (Spaghetti-)Western where the hero is every bit as ruthless, greedy & violent as the array of villains just can't be all bad, especially if that hero is played by Lee Van Cleef, & able support is given by William Berger, who, while not actually a villain, is every bit as ruthless, greedy & violent as the worst of them. & when the heroes & villains use all sorts of imaginative weaponry like a knife-shooting walking stick or a gun that shoots from its handle & there are almost nonstop shootouts, you know you're in for some nice circa 110 minutes of entertainment (if Spaghetti Westerns as such are at all your cup of tea). It might not be art or the best Western ever, but it's one fun ride !

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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