A spaghetti Western, and a pretty absurd one. Nero, sporting more costumes than expressions, is a Swedish gunrunner in a straw boater who gets mixed up with hidden treasure and communist revolutionaries down Mexico way. Palance, startlingly like Robert Shaw on a bad day, is a slant-eyed mercenary with a pet hawk and an artificial hand who's pissed at Nero for leaving him nailed to a tree in Cuba. Rey, minus his own voice, is a bespectacled commie professor who advocates Gandhi-esque non-violence but graduates to some serious slaughter by the end. Twangy Morricone score.
Cast and crew
Dino Maiuri, Massimo de Rito, Fritz Ebert, Sergio Corbucci
Franco Nero Tomas Milian Jack Palance Fernando Rey Iris Berben Francisco Bodalo Karin Schubert