Peter Lee Lawrence in Killer Caliber .32 (1967)

A Silver Bullet for the Bad Guys

Mr. Silver (Peter Lee Lawrence) is a hired gun who isn't fussy who he works for as long as he gets paid and those he is hired to kill deserve to die. Not only that but he is a hired killer with style, offing his victims with a silver bullet and always making sure that they draw first so that he can claim self defence. His prowess as a killer sees him hired by a bank in a bustling town as their stagecoaches carrying money keep on getting hit by a gang of masked robbers. It leads to Mr. Silver hunting them down one by one and bringing their lives to an end but also in the end coming face to face with their mysterious boss.

I actually don't think there is one genre of movies which I am more passionate about over others as such I often find myself being less enthusiastic about a movie than others who might be fans of a genre. This is often the case when it comes to spaghetti westerns as whilst I enjoy a good spaghetti western as much as the next man I don't find myself as impressed by some as much as fans are. This is the case of "Killer Caliber .32" which sees the handsome Peter Lee Lawrence as the hired gun as whilst there is nothing wrong with this solid spaghetti western there is also nothing which stands out as being different to any other spaghetti western.

Now "Killer Caliber .32" is not a hard movie to follow as after being introduced to Mr. Silver and his modus operandi when it comes to killing we quickly have him being hired by the bank owners to eradicate the bunch of masked outlaws who are holding up their stagecoaches. From then on it is a case of watching Mr. Silver coolly off each man before it finally leads to the mystery leader of these men whilst also dealing with a sheriff on his case. That is it and whilst it is entertaining up to a point the storyline lacks that some thing extra to make it memorable.

It is the same when it comes to pretty much everything else to do with "Killer Caliber .32" as whilst the camera work is good it is nothing you won't have come across before be it low down shots on a bustling street or close ups of faces. The same with the musical accompaniments as all the twanging of guitars whilst what you expect is also nothing out of the ordinary. About the only surprise is how effective Peter Lee Lawrence is as the handsome, well dressed killer as he manages to make him ruthless and business like in his way he goes about his job.

What this all boils down to is that "Killer Caliber .32" is just a solid spaghetti western from 1967 which will entertain but won't leave you with any lasting impression or a sense of needing to watch it again some day.