Crisantemi per un branco di carogne

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Crisantemi per un branco di carogne (Italy 1967 / Director: Sergio Pastore)

  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Filming Dates: August 1967
  • Release Date: 1967

Also known as

Tote brauchen un branco di carogne (German) | Chrysanthemums for a Bunch of Swine (English) | If One is Born a Swine (English) | A Wreath for the Bandits (English) | Crisantemi Per Un Branco di Carogne (Brazil)


  • Cast: Edmund Purdom [as Edmond Purdom](Padre), Gianni Manera [as John Manera](Malo), Ivano Davoli, Marilena Possenti [as Marilena Possenty](Sharon), Cesar Ojinaga (Hutton), Angelo Casadei (barman), Joseph Logan (Enrico Manera), Dino Strano [as Dean Strano], Tony Bland, Romano Magnino [as Roman Magnino], Sergio Serghey, Livio Lorenzon, Aïché Nana, Giovanna Lenzi [as Jannette Lenn], Lucy Chevalier
  • Screenplay: Gianni Manera(Colleferro Manera), Sergio Pastore, Scaiola
  • Cinematography: Tino Santoni (Clemente Santoni) [Eastmancolor - Normal 1,78:1 (?)]
  • Music: Piero Umiliani
  • Song: “La ballata della carogne" sung by Raoul Lovecchio
  • Producer: Ezio Trapanese


A bandit kidnaps the belle of a village and hides with her and his gang in a monastery. The priest refuses to marry them, and then chases the gang after they have left.


Chrysanthemums for a Bunch of Swine would be the English title for this extremely rare western if translated properly. According to Tom Betts it was never released in any English version, and the title listed on IMDb, which was also listed in our database, seems to be not much more than another wishful thinking "invention" of our good ole' friend Tom Weisser. Apparently at that time there wasn't any other release in whatever form since its original theatrical run, which probably was already a very short one. But the synopsis sounds promising. // by Stanton


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