Joe Kidd airs on Rete 4 for the afternoon of today, Sunday 24 May, starting at 5pm. A film that was made in 1972 in the United States of America by Malpaso Productions’ film house, the direction was handled by John Sturges while the subject and screenplay are the result of the work of Elmore Leonard. The music of the soundtrack was composed by Lalo Schifrin, the role of director of photography was curated by Bruce Surtees and in the cast there are Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud, Stella Garcia and James Wainwright.
Joe Kidd, the plot of the film
Here she is plot by Joe Kidd. We are in a small town located exactly on the border between the United States of America and Mexico. An area that in recent times has been the cause of many disputes between the old Mexican owners and the American settlers who instead fear all kinds of rights. The story is dealt with briefly and in an absolutely not disinterested way by a court established near the town from which emerges a final result that certainly displeases the Mexicans who are literally seen thrown out of what was once their land. Having remained dissatisfied, he is one of the Mexicans who decides to set up a gang with which he can assert his rights with the use of force and begins a series of attacks against the various American settlers. At this point the response of the American landowners arrives and in particular one of the wealthiest decides to hire a series of gunslingers to have a gang capable of rejecting the various attacks by the Mexicans.
To make sure his intent was successful, he also decided to contact an old gunman named Joe Kidd who is currently in prison on a smuggling charge. Initially Joe Kidd does not want to lend a hand to American landowners as he has greater sympathy for Mexicans but then becomes convinced after discovering that his ranch has also been skipped by the gang. Once back in the wild he offers his contribution to the Americans but he is soon discharged by the latter who prove they are willing to kill all the Mexicans present. At this point Joe Kidd decides to challenge both American and Mexican landowners simultaneously. He will deliver the chief of the Mexican gang to the sheriff of the area and above all you will exterminate gunslingers who had been hired by the Americans to assert their power.
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