Sabata | Chicago Reader


Lee Van Cleef stars in this lively 1969 spaghetti western as the title character, a black-clad crusader for justice, loosely defined. He arrives in a frontier town in time to foil a bank robbery staged by corrupt civic leaders to mask a land grab they're plotting, and proves not to be above a little blackmail. The tongue-in-cheek screenplay assigns characters names like Alleycat, Tequila, and Banjo, the last a wandering minstrel (William Berger in a Prince Valiant haircut) whose instrument conceals a rifle. Shot in Technicolor and Techniscope with a camera that’s rarely static, the movie straddles epic and camp, aided by Marcello Giombini’s inventive and eclectic score. Directed by Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer).


Cast information not available at this time.

What others are saying

  • Reviews/comments

    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a review

    Roll over stars and click to rate.

    Now Playing

    By Film...

    By Theater...