China 9, Liberty 37

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Hellman's seriously absurdist streak happily finds a comically absurd parallel within the stereotyped framework of the European Western: he revels in the sheer gratuitousness of traditional character-types and plot mechanisms to produce an uproarious genre critique. Fabio Testi, a gunslinger in a Tom Mix hat, alternately stalks, befriends, and is stalked by Warren Oates, holding out against the advancing railroad with his trusty rifle and his less-than-trusty Anglo-Irish wife (Agutter).

By: PT


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Monte Hellman
Jerry Harvey, Douglas Venturelli
Warren Oates
Fabio Testi
Jenny Agutter
Sam Peckinpah
Isabel Mestres
Franco Interlenghi
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