Ringo Carson has a tough life. First, he has a falling out with his best friend, Frank Sanders, after saving Jane, the girl he loves, from Mexican kidnappers in order to extort a ransom from her gunrunner father. Frank goes off to the Civil War. Ringo reconciles with his estranged mother who needs his fast gun to protect her land from greedy land-grabber Daniels. Then Frank returns from the Civil War just in time to take a hand on the wrong side against Ringo, who is blinded by a blow to the head. Next, Ringo's mom is murdered in an effort to steal her deeds. From that point Ringo has to plot this revenge, save his wife from the clutches of his old friend, keep the deeds out of Daniels' hands, rescue his son from the clutches of the bad guys and wipe out all of Daniels' gun hands- a cinch for a blind man.
Three Bullets for Ringo is one of two Spaghetti westerns by little-known director Emimmo Salvi, director of only nine films. He wore many hats in the Italian film industry. He was a writer, a production manager, and a producer, best known for the enormously successful Goliath and the Barbarians. The weird and sometimes atmospheric music is by Armando Sciascia (Tomb of Torture). The bleak look of the film is the work of cinematographer Mario Parapetti (Django Kills Softly and the horror exploitation favorite The Embalmer).
The cast includes many recognizable faces from Spaghetti westerns and other genres. Mickey Hargitay of Stranger in Sacramento and Cjmango is the frantic hero Ringo. His villainous foils are Gordon Mitchell and Ivano Staccioli under the pseudonym John Heston. Ringo's wife is played by Milla Sannoner and his best friend Tom is Spartaco Conversi, a perennial villain in spaghetti westerns.
The obscure, early spaghetti western THREE BULLETS FOR RINGO is presented here for the first time in the United States in its uncut Euro version in anamorphic widescreen.
- NTSC All Region
- Double Feature DVD
- Anamorphic Widescreen Version
- English audio
- Alternative credit sequences
- Photo Gallery