Jonathan Corbett is a bounty hunter and when he is offered to hunt down a Mexican, who is accused of raping a girl, he doesn’t turn down the deal. Cuchillo is not easy to catch though. Corbett is just as determined to catch him as Cuchillo is to get away. During the hunt Corbett gets to know Cuchillo better and starts to doubt if he is guilty of the rape or not. Easily one of the top 10 Spaghetti Westerns. Earns its place up there with the Leone classics. Also supreme music by Ennio Morricone. —Spaghettiwesterns
Sergio Sollima (born April 17, 1921 in Rome) is an Italian former film director and script writer.
Like many Italian cult directors, Sollima started his career by directing mostly sword and sandal movies that were very popular in the early 1960s. After the genre’s popularity quickly died out, Sollima was among the first ones to move to spaghetti westerns. The Big Gundown (starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian) was released in 1966 with big success, despite the fact that it had to compete with Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Sergio Corbucci’s Django. Sollima soon filmed two more westerns. Face to Face (Milian and Gian Maria Volonté) was released in 1967 and Run, Man, Run! (Milian) in 1968. Although Sollima directed only three westerns and they never reached the level of popularity as the ones by the other Sergios (Leone and Corbucci), each of them are highly regarded among genre enthusiasts.
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It clearly lacks Leon'es epic breath that enables him to create such powerful parables about America. Sollima tries, and though he fails, he nevertheless produces a curious western spaghetti where the search for truth is the ultimate goal of the protagonist. That truth is the truth about America's violent and corrupt perversions, but it's a pity that it's all so over the top. Even Morricone's score is too much.