Return of Shanghai Joe

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Return of Shanghai Joe
Directed by Bitto Albertini
Produced by Ennio Onorati
Gerd Scheede
Written by Bitto Albertini
Carlo Alberto Alfieri
Starring Klaus Kinski
Cinematography Pier Luigi Santi
Edited by Waltraut Lindenau
Fausto Ulisse
Release date
  • 28 February 1975 (1975-02-28)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Return of Shanghai Joe (Italian: Il ritorno di Shanghai Joe) is a 1975 Italian Western film directed by Bitto Albertini and starring Klaus Kinski.[1]


The medicine show man Bill Cannon gives refuge to the bandit Pedro Gomez, who is wounded by the men of Barnes. Before dying, Gomez suggests that Cannon should bring in his body to collect bounty. Bill is subsequently robbed by Barnes' men, but they are stopped with kung fu fighting by the Chinese Shanghai Joe. Cannon steals his horse, but Joe follows and convinces him that they should be friends.

In town Joe helps Cannon at gambling and force a bartender to eat crooked dice. Cannon helps Joe at an ambush by Barnes' men, and later helps him escape when he is to be lynched on a trumped up charge. They get support from the judge. The two men attack Barnes’ ranch and the latter is killed by Cannon in a fight on top of a cliff.

When it is disclosed that Joe is a federal agent Cannon at first leaves in disgust, but then he comes back and they leave together.



  1. ^ "New York Times: Return of Shanghai Joe". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 

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