Death Rides a Horse is the 1967 spaghetti western. Bill’s family was murdered 15 years ago and he plans to kill the outlaws who did the deed. He is joined by a man named Ryan, who was framed for the crime and spent time in jail for it. However, Ryan wants to confront the outlaws, since he feels he is more experience in gun fighting. It leads to a misunderstanding, as Ryan takes a trophy from one of the dead men, leading Bill to assume that he murdered his family. Will Bill murder an innocent man in his quest for vengeance?
The movie is okay, if kind of generic. The most memorable part of the film is the end, where Ryan begs Bill not to shoot him. It comes off as a relief that Bill is not so consumed by revenge that he would shoot Ryan. While it’s well-made, there’s nothing really memorable about it. Neither in its storytelling nor its cinematic tricks. Despite this, western fans may still want to watch it. Honolulu western film fans need to rent it first.
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