Quintana (1969)

This western takes place in Mexico. When people get shot, they spin violently around. The lead actor, an Italian who goes under the pseudonym of “George Stevenson” is a complete unknown and delivers a performance unremarkable enough to ensure that his career will be short-lived. The female lead, Femi Benussi, who was in a ton of films in the 60’s and 70’s, sports a huge black wig which surpasses the absurd. Panchos, gunshots, horses. But the film does have two things to recommend it:

1) A very nice score by Felice Di Stefano.

2) Good cinematography by Vitaliano Natalucci. I have never seen a film with so many crooked-angle shots. Probably about a third of the film is like this, which makes for interesting viewing.

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