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Film / Blindman

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He's a man with no eyes. With only one thing on his mind... 50 women.

Blindman is a 1971 Spaghetti Western featuring Ringo Starr and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Blindman is a cowboy who cannot see, but navigates with the help of his horse and is a master of gunfighting. He's tasked to deliver 50 mail-order brides to a mining town, but is double-crossed by his employer. He gave the brides to a group of bandits, and Blindman must go to rescue them. While doing so, he encounters a plot to ransom a Mexican general.

This film contains examples of:

  • And the Adventure Continues: Blindman rescues the brides and the general and destroys the bandits, only for the general to take the brides for himself. Blindman is last seen riding off to save them again.
  • Bandito: The main antagonists are a group of Mexican bandits who are plotting to assassinate a general.
  • Big Bad: Domingo, the Bandito leader who kidnapped the brides.
  • Citizenship Marriage: The 50 brides were immigrating from Europe to America and marrying miners to secure citizenship. Blindman was hired to bring them to their soon-to-be husbands before having to go and rescue them.
  • Cool Horse: Blindman has a seeing-eye horse.
  • Courier: Blindman is one of these, only involved in the plot because he was hired to guide 50 women to the mining town where their new husbands live.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Domingo is a vile kidnapper and assassin, but he cares deeply for his brother, suffering a psychotic break when said brother dies.
  • Handicapped Badass: Blindman can't see, but he can shoot.
  • Human Traffickers:
    • Blindman's employer, Skunk, dabbled in trafficking by selling the 50 women to Domingo against their will. Blindman blows him up at the start of the film.
    • Domingo himself has gotten the Mexican military to visit his house on the pretense of him selling the women as sex slaves for their soldiers. This is, however, a ruse to capture the general.
  • Karma Houdini: Due to the cliffhanger ending, the General gets away with trying to purchase the brides as sex slaves and just taking them at the end.
  • Mail-Order Bride: Blindman is tasked with delivering 50 mail order brides to their husbands-to-be in a small mining town.
  • No Name Given: The main character isn't actually named in the film; "Blindman" is a nickname given in the credits.
  • Only in It for the Money: Blindman's primary motivation for rescuing the brides is so he can fulfill his contract and get paid.
  • Protagonist Title
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: A blind mercenary blasts his way through a bandit gang to rescue 50 mail-order brides. He also rescues a Mexican general kidnapped by the same men, but he's mostly interested in the brides.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Domingo completely breaks from reality when his brother dies, becoming convinced he's still alive and happy.