The film opens as the films protagonist, a gunfighter known as “Angel Face” or Ringo, kills four men in a gunfight. He is then arrested for manslaughter and locked up in the city jail where he awaits trial. Meanwhile, Major Clyde and his daughter Ruby are celebrating Christmas with several guests on their ranch. They are interrupted by a bandit gang who storm the hacienda and take them hostage. The bandits have narrowly escaped from a bank robbery in which their leader Sancho has been wounded. In a desperate attempt to deter their pursuers, they decide to hold the family hostage threatening to execute two a day until they are allowed to go free.
The house is surrounded by a posse led by the town sheriff, however he fears for the safety of the hostages, including his fiancee Ruby, if he attempts to free the hostage by force. He decides to enlist the aid of Ringo, who agrees to infiltrate the gang and free the hostages in exchange for his freedom and a percentage of the stolen money. He manages to successfully join up with the gang, posing as a fellow outlaw on the run, however Ringo’s plans quickly become complicated as Sancho begins ordering the execution of hostages as well as the tension within the house as Delores, Sancho’s woman, encourages Major Clyde’s romantic feelings while one of Sancho’s men begins making advances towards Major Clyde’s daughter, Ruby. He at first seems to double-cross the sheriff, however he succeeds in deceiving Sancho and allows the sheriff and his posse to storm the hacienda freeing the hostages and defeating Sancho and his bandits. —wikipedia
Italian director Duccio Tessari is best-remembered for directing average quality “spaghetti Westerns” and action-adventure films during the ‘60s. His credits include Una Pistola per Ringo (1968), Kiss Kiss… Bang Bang! (1966), Zorro (1974), and Beyond Justice (1991). Tessari started out as a director of documentaries. In addition to directing, he also worked on screenplays, notably Sergio Leone’s classic Per un Pugno di Dollari (1964). —Sandra Brennan