Sergio Martino's first Spaghetti Western, ARIZONA COLT RETURNS is purportedly a sequel to Michele Lupo's ARIZONA COLT, though the cast has been almost entirely replaced. Anthony Steffen stars as the titular outlaw, who--together with his sidekick, Whiskey (Roberto Camardiel)--is on the run after being framed for a series of stagecoach robberies.
Arizona Colt (Anthony Steffen) is a bounty hunter, but this time there is a bounty on his head for a stagecoach robbery he didn't commit. He goes to town along with his compadre Double Whiskey (Roberto Camardiel) to clear his name, but instead he's imprisoned by the sheriff and condemned to be hanged. Behind this there is an old foe of Arizona, Keene (Aldo Sambrell), and he won't stop until he sees Arizona and his friends dead.Arizona Colt and Double Whiskey, first introduced in Michele Lupo's "Arizona Colt" (1966), return this time under the direction of Sergio Martino, who will later grace the spaghetti western genre with his masterpiece "Mannaja - A Man Called Blade" (1977). In "Arizona Colt Returns" Martino mixes all the classic ingredients of the genre: violence, tortures, humour, gunfights and beautiful Spanish landscapes. Not to mention the classic western score by Bruno Nicolai.