Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Big Showdown (1972)

Directed by Giancarlo Santi
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Mill Creek)

Lee Van Cleef plays a sheriff who helps an escaped convict holed up in a dusty western town from a posse. He accompanies the man to a nearby town where he is accused of murdering the patriarch of the family that controls it. However, the real killer turns out to be someone else. Entertaining spaghetti western from the assistant director of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, with more than a few of its stylistic flourishes. However, it is overplotted and can be difficult to follow. Cleef is good as always, but Italian actor Alberto Dentice is miscast as the convict.

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