-type movie made with Italian
, and Spanish
financial backing, and usually filmed in southern Italy
. (Look for the POW
train in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
for the narrow-gauge railway not used in the U.S.
) All the Italian
money and location
s helped coin the term, Spaghetti Western
It's generally agreed that Sergio Leone made the best of these, indeed, most are never dubbed from their Italian. Franco Nero's (the older gray-haired guy in A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More) earliest work was almost always in this genre, most never made it out of Europe.
Hang 'em High was the Americanized Italy-influenced attempt at this genre. It was aimed at the wrong audience, who had grown up on John Wayne as opposed to the nearly mythical, totally historically wrong (this is not a bad thing) Spaghetti Western.