Director Gianfranco Parolini’s 1969 spaghetti western, “Sabata,” was a surprise hit. So much, in fact, that this film, wasn’t even going to be a Sabata story. However, once the box office receipts came in, “Indio Black,” was re-named, “Adios Sabata.” Unfortunately, the movie plays as convoluted as the story that happened behind-the-scenes.
Sergio Leone made his name with the Man With No Name trilogy, three movies starring Clint Eastwood, set in the American west. However, by 1971, Eastwood wasn’t eager on repeating himself and he turned down Leone’s movie, “Once Upon a Time… The Revolution.”