Due volte Giuda (1968)

Luke Barrett (Antonio Sabato) wakes up next to a dead man and no memory of how he arrived at this point. The bullet meant to kill him just grazed him, giving him a concussion and amnesia. He rides into town and learns that he and his partner Donovan were just about to kill his brother Victor (Klaus Kinski) for cash. How did he get here? And what happens after?

Twice a Judas was shot by Aristide Massaccesi, who we all know and love, and features Claudia Rivelli as Luke’s wife. She’s Ornella Muti’s sister in real life.

The strangest thing about this movie is that the bank that is trying to remove Victor is presented as being for the people, which we all know in no way can be true. Maybe they’re just a little less horrible than Victor, a land owner who wants his land, he wants it farmed and then he wants everyone else’s land too.

Director Nando Cicero mostly made comedies, while writer Jaime Jesús Balcázar wrote The Devil’s Honey, Jess Franco’s The Castle of Fu Manchu and Goldface, the Fantastic Superman.

You can read another take on this movie as part of Drive-In Friday: Kinski Spaghetti Westerns.

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