Synopsis: A man referred to only as "Yankee" rides into a dying, desolate town in frontier New Mexico which is completely controlled by a man called the "Grand Cougar." Almost immediately, a battle for dominance ensues.
Genre: Western
92 min

It's a

pretty low price.

Nothing's for free.

That's my motto.

- Mine, too. Nothing's for free.

- Never share.

- That's my second motto.

- And mine, too. Never share.

Can none of you two gentlemen

content himself with our gratitude?

Particularly with mine.

There's a saying:

When in doubt, let fate decide.

- You want to give it a try?

- The loser takes the money.

Reward yourself

with the woman.

And you

with the bounty.


- That's mine!

- No, we share!

Share! As if.

To the river!

Where are

you going, Yankee?

Don't cross the river.

It's the land of the Great Concho.

Well, Perro.

Are we roaming

around again?

Why? We're on the way

to the Great Concho.

Your compass must be broken, muchachos.

This ain't the way to the Concho.

- This is the way to the border.

- I know, Luiz.

But it's not wise to go

to the Concho on the direct way.


That's all we got.

The "Cheap John" has the bulk of the loot,

and he scrammed across the border.

- Did I give you a clear account?

- Yes, yes.

And that's all

you have to account for?

Or is there something else

you have to account for?

What do you mean?

That's all I got, Luiz.

You didn't think we'd abandon

the gang after the coup, did you?


We ain't

no dirty traitors.

- Who said you were?

- You know what the Great Concho said?

"If Perro doesn't fancy us anymore,

he can just go."

But the Concho

has one condition.

- Just a tiny one.

- What... condition is that, Luiz?

That you make him your heir.

Your sole heir.

Let's go, boys!

Where are you from?

From far away?

What's with this masquerade?

I don't find it amusing.

I assure you, there's not much

to laugh about here, stranger.

Whoever takes on the Great Concho,

ends up this way.

Excuse my ignorance, my dear friend.

I'm just traveling through.

Your Concho must be very powerful

when you always refer to him as "great".

I never met a stranger

who was stranger than you are.

How can you not know

who the Great Concho is?

Everything you see belongs to him,

just like his shirt and his sombrero.

If his shirt and his sombrero

resemble this village here...

... then he's no example of elegance.

- Your impression might deceive you.

It might not be a pretty village,

but it's in the middle of the border area.

Everything that goes in or out

passes through here, understand?

If I got that right, the village

is poor and the Concho is rich.

- I like rich people.

- Yankee...

Watch your tongue.

You see them?

They were traveling through, as well.

And instead of finding their way out,

they found death.

Tell me, what did they do

to make it up that far?

They were seven and tried

to fool around with the Concho.

They raided the post waggon,

and then...

...they passed through here.

Here, of all places, understand? Morons.

I told you:

This village is just like a sieve.

When you got dollars in your pocket,

you won't get through here.

I warned you.

Even if that's not in my interest,

since I'm also the gravedigger.

You said there were seven

who did the raid.

- There are only three. What about the others?

- They won't go very far.

They managed to get away

with the loot.

But the Concho

will get them.

- Where are you going?

- To the sheriff.

- Sheriff!

- Sheriff!

Get out, you snail!

Take a look, sheriff.

We caught three more.

I brought you this one.

Two more are at the river. That makes six.

Cheap John scrammed.

But he won't get far,

even though he has the gold.

Poor bastard.

- Right, Pedro?

- Right, he won't get far.

Pay good attention, sheriff.

His head is worth 3,000 dollars.

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Alfonso Balcázar

Alfonso Balcázar (2 March 1926 – 28 December 1993) was a Spanish screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote for 46 films between 1958 and 1983. He also directed 30 films between 1960 and 1984. He was born and died in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. more…

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