This review is of the Italian release which has the original b&w film as well as a colourised version.
I first saw the film many years ago on TV and have it recorded onto VHS tape. It is an excellent lighthearted western with romance bubbling under the surface and a decent touch of drama towards the end. The first rate script is well delivered by all concerned. Upon purchase, I decided to watch the colour version and I am amazed at how well they do this ! It looks entirely natural and, though I am a fan of authentic b&w films, I am no longer tempted to watch the 'original'.
The story is delightful - unhurried but never without interesting developments. The film is dated in the year I was born (1948) and is a strong contender to make my list of top ten favourite westerns.