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The Grand Duel (Il Grande duello)1972

The Grand Duel (Il Grande duello) (1972)





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Il Grande Duello is the original title of this Italian/French/West German production. The titular duel pits hard-bitten gunslinger Clayton (Lee Van Cleef) against the equally gritty Saxon (Horst Frank). Before this takes place, however, Clayton champions the cause of Newland (Peter O'Brien) a young punk who'd been framed on a murder charge. One of the beauties of the spaghetti western genre is that there were seldom any clearly defined Good or Bad Guys. This helped to keep the audience guessing as to the ultimate outcome of the film, thereby increasing the entertainment value tenfold.

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Lee Van Cleef
as Sheriff Clayton
Marc Mazza
as Sheriff Eli Saxon
Jess Hahn
as Bighorse the Stage Driver
Horst Frank
as David Saxon
Alberto Dentice
as Philipp Wermeer
Klaus Grunberg
as Adam Saxon
Dominique Darel
as Elisabeth
Elvira Cortese
as Madame Oro
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Critic Reviews for The Grand Duel (Il Grande duello)

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While die hard fans of this era and this genre might find much to appreciate, The Grand Duel still plays like B-side filler compared to the (now) greats it borrows from heavily.

August 13, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

At times feeling like an opera, it's a Western which harks back to the greats of the proceeding two decades.

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The pacing is fine, and the action is clean.

July 6, 2012 | Full Review…

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