"A Mexican woman can be betrayed only once." Corbucci's sixth go at spaghetti western, released only 3 months before his major hit "Il grande silenzio", dramatically improves over the (plain, lousy) cult "Django". The political subtext here is genuinely developed, not without a wry smile, and the faux finale is a gem. While Nero's English accent is cringing, Morricone's whistle tune is an outstanding landmark.
FNC '13 (tribute section) Corbucci's fine spaghetti western stands against the best of the time period with this fine realized take on revolution, manhood, self preservation and machismo. Musante is quite entertaining as the leader of the small group of thieves/revolutionaries and the blandness of lead Nero is well compensated by the fey, sadistic turn by Jack Palance. Excellent use of the widescreen frame.