Pronto, Amigo (A Colt in the Devil's Hand)

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German title Pronto, Amigo (A Colt in the Devil's Hand)
Original title Una colt in pugno al diavolo
Country of production Italy
original language Italian
Publishing year 1967
length 98 minutes
Age rating FSK 18
Director Sergio Bergonzelli
script Sergio Bergonzelli
Ambrogio Molteni
production Sergio Bergonzelli
for Epoca 67 Film
music Gian Piero Reverberi
camera Aldo Greci
cut Renato Scandolo

Pronto, Amigo (A Colt in the Hand of the Devil) (Original title: Un colt in pugno al diavolo ) is a spaghetti western by director Sergio Bergonzelli , which was shot in German with quite some time lag from the premiere (from July 1967) on November 27, 1970 Cinemas came.


Pat Scotty was a captain in the army who, though very clever, has fallen from grace; now he's hired to take down a gang of Mexican gangsters under the command of El Condor. The members of an expedition looking for Californian sulfur deposits are on their conscience. Scotty pretends to be a prospector and can thus gain the trust of the bandits. With the help of a Mexican girl who has fallen in love with him, Pat is able to capture the gang and call in the Seventh Cavalry for help. During the waiting period, however, a kind of friendship develops between El Condor and him - at least respect. When El Condor escapes, he chases after him alone and challenges him to an all-important duel.


"Average spaghetti western with black humor and lots of corpses."

"Bergonzelli has not created a masterpiece with this film either, but it is a tad better than his previous films."

- Christian Keßler : Willkommen in der Hölle, 2002, p. 62.

“Moderately exciting spaghetti westerns about a jack-of-all-trades who cheats the army and bandits alike. Overloaded with the common clichés of this genre. A disappointment even for fans. "

  • Harsch judges "Unsightly, irrelevant, superfluous."


The film song "The Devil was an Angel" is performed by Mino Reitano ; Kristopher Spencer writes about the soundtrack of the film : "The old west sounds like cowboys on LSD here, and that sounds good."

Web links

Individual evidence

  2. Pronto, Amigo. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  3. Evangelischer Presseverband München, Review No. 527/1970.
  5. in: Film and television scores, 1950–1979: a critical survey by genre, 2008, p. 143