The Stranger and the Gunfighter

Lΰ Dove Non Batte Il Sole

(1974)

 

Dakota - Lee Van Cleef

 

Wang Ho Chiang - Lo Lieh

 

Also Starring: Juliαn Ugarte, Patty Shepard, Karen Yeh, Femi Benussi, Erica Blanc, Ricardo Palacios.

 

Directed by - Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

 

Kills:

Dakota - ††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† †††††

Wang - ††

Yancey Hobbitt - ††

 

Reviewed version - 102min DVD-R

Mr. Wang accidentally dies at a burglary comitted by Dakota. The safe only contains pictures of four naked women. Mr. Changs nephew is sent from China to find the lost fortune that Mr. Wang brought with him to the USA. He frees Dakota from the hangman to get help with the treasure and they find out that each women has a tattoo on their butt that leads to the fortune. The crazy preacher Yancey Hobbitt, with a mobile church, gets involved and a race who will find the girls first begin.

A comedy that is not too much fun. General overacting, also from Lee Van Cleefs part when he is trying to be funny. Van Cleef is pretty annoying at some scenes and also does some singing. The crazy preacher (Ugarte) is atleast a fairly good character. Lo Lieh is nothing special playing the part the stereotypical chinese guy who know Kung-Fu. Of course the preacher need a strong sidekick so Wang has someone to fight in the finale.

Music by Carlo Savina, nothing great, gets annoying when the same stupid theme starts to play when some action is happening.

Pretty much regular East meets West with a comedic pinch, not even Lee Van CLeef can save it though.

 

Some dialogue:

Dakota: "-Name is Dakota, thief by profession, bum by choice." Chiang: "-My name Wang Ho Chiang, figher by choice, traveller by necessity."

 

 

 

7 October 2006