Most moviegoers misinterpreted this western satire, wich is not unlike BEAT THE DEVIL; they thought it was just another violent oater. The film is set in the Roaring Twenties in an unnamed Central American country (the kind of place O. Henry wrote about in his lesser-known works).
Hutchison (in a spoof on the role he did in STRAW DOGS) is an Irish citizen who has been caught in this country, which bubbles with revolution. He meets Buono, a bootlegger-con man from England. Buono, who would have been the next Sidney Greenstreet-Laird Cregar if his obesity hadn't taken his
life, talks Hutchison into a whiskey-smuggling run. Before he can take his profits, Hutchison sa...