The Return of Ringo

The Return of Ringo (Italian: Il ritorno di Ringo) is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Duccio Tessari and the sequel to the earlier film A Pistol for Ringo.[4]

The Return of Ringo
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byDuccio Tessari
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Duccio Tessari
  • Fernando Di Leo[2]
Music byEnnio Morricone[2]
CinematographyFrancisco Marin[2]
Edited byLicia Quaglia[2]
Distributed byCineriz[2]
Release date
  • December 1965 (1965-12) (Italy)

Like its predecessor, the film stars Giuliano Gemma and features a score composed by Ennio Morricone. The film's story is a loose retelling of Homer's Odyssey.


  • Montgomery Wood as Captain Montgomery "Ringo" Brown
  • Fernando Sancho as Esteban Fuentes
  • Hally Hammond as Hally Fitzgerald Brown
  • Nieves Navarro as Rosita
  • Antonio Casas as Sheriff Carson
  • George Martin as Don Fernando Paco Fuentes
  • Pajarito as Miosotis (Morning Glory)
  • Tunet Vila as Mimbreno, the Apache medicine man
  • Víctor Bayo as Jeremiah Pitt, the Saloon owner
  • Mónica Sugranes as Elizabeth Brown
  • Juan Torres as Bartender at Mimbres' village
  • José Halufi as Gravedigger
  • Fernando Di Leo as Fuentes Henchman
  • Frank Oliveras as Fuentes Henchman
  • Montserrat Prous as Mexican Girl
  • Marc Smith as Captain Montgomery 'Ringo' Brown
  • Duccio Tessari as Fuentes Henchman
  • Ricardo Valor as Priest
  • Rinaldo Zamperla as Fuentes Henchman


Il ritorno di Ringo
Soundtrack album by
Released1965 (Original album)
LabelRCA Italiana
Ennio Morricone chronology
Idoli controluce
Il ritorno di Ringo
Seven Guns for the MacGregors

All music by Ennio Morricone.

  1. "Il ritorno di Ringo – Main Titles" – 2:16 (Lyrics and vocals by Maurizio Graf)
  2. "The Disguise" – 2:23
  3. "Mariachi #1" – 1:51
  4. "Violence" – 5:54
  5. "Sheriff Carson" – 1:20
  6. "The Fuentes" – 1:08
  7. "Mariachi #2" – 2:03
  8. "Main Titles Instrumental" – 1:26
  9. "Barnaba's Bamba" – 2:34
  10. "The Wedding and The Revenge" – 1:28
  11. "The Funeral" – 2:03
  12. "Peace Comes Back in Mimbres" – 2:20


The Return of Ringo was released in December 1965 in Italy.[5] The film was the third highest grossing film in Italy in 1965 behind For a Few Dollars More and A Pistol for Ringo.[5]


From contemporary reviews, the Monthly Film Bulletin that the films story is "treated with an imagination unequaled in other Italian Westerns." The review continued that "what makes the film more than merely clever is the handing of its theme: as in the second half of The Odyssey, the hero-treated by all as dead-has to rediscover his identity." The review during the films climax and ending "Tessari shiningly confirms his sense of the poetic."[6] "Hawk." of Variety described the film as "fair-to-middlin'" noting the cliches the film had, but that Tessari "keeps things lively, alternating action alternating action and humor" while noting the violence in the film "bordered on sadism."[7] "Hawk." found the film to be superior to A Pistol for Ringo.[7]


  1. ^ a b Hughes 2006, p. 27.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "El retorno de Ringo [Il ritorno di Ringo] (1965)". Archived from the original on April 14, 2018. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cast and Crew". A Pistol for Ringo / The Return of Ringo (Booklet). Arrow Video. 2018. p. 5. AV137 / FCD1710.
  4. ^ The New York Times
  5. ^ a b Hughes 2006, p. 36.
  6. ^ "Return of Ringo, The "(Il Ritorno di Ringo)"". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 37 no. 432. British Film Institute. 1970. p. 252.
  7. ^ a b Variety's Film Reviews 1964-1967. 11. R. R. Bowker. 1983. There are no page numbers in this book. This entry is found under the header "February 2, 1966". ISBN 0-8352-2790-1.


  • Hughes, Howard (2006). Once Upon a Time in the Italian West. I B Tauris. ISBN 0857730452.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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