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Django spara per primo

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Django spara per primo (Italy 1966 / Director: Alberto De Martino)

  • Runtime: 96 min
  • Release Date: 28.10.1966

Also known as

Django Shoots First (U.S.A.) | Django - Nur der Colt war sein Freund (Germany) | Django dispara primeiro (Portugal) | Yo soy Trinidad (Spain) | Django skjuter altid forst (Sweden) | Django tire le premier (France) | Wacht niet Django Schiet (Netherlands) | Django Atira Primeiro (Brazil) | Django ampuu ensin (Finland) | To Pistoli tou Django den syghorei (Greece) | Django strzela pierwszy (Poland) | Django Puca Prvi (Serbia) | He Who Shoots First | No Mercy for Django

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Roel Bos [as Glenn Saxson](Glenn Garwin/Django), Ida Galli [as Evelyn Stewart](Jessica Kluster), Fernando Sancho (Gordon), Nando Gazzolo (Ken Kluster/Custer), Guido Lollobrigida [as Lee Burton](Ward), Erika Blanc (Lucy), Marcello Tusco (sheriff), Antonio Piretti (Billy, Lucy's brother), Valentino Macchi, Alberto Lupo (doctor)
  • Also with: José Manuel Martín (Ringo), John Bartha (Thomas Garvin), Fortunato Arena (Kluster gunman), Bruno Arié (Foster brother, Kluster henchman), Riccardo Pizzuti (Foster brother, Kluster henchman), Giulio Maculani (Kluster henchman), Osiride Pevarello (saloon patron), Clemente Ukmar (saloon brawler), Attilio Severini (saloon brawler), Romano Targa (bank customer), Luciano Rossi (bank customer), Luigi Montefiori [George Eastman](Kluster's son)
  • Story: Massimo Capriccioli, Tito Carpi, Sandro Continenza, Alberto De Martino, Vincenzo Flamini, Giovanni Simonelli
  • Screenplay: Massimo Capriccioli, Tito Carpi, Sandro Continenza, Alberto De Martino, Vincenzo Flamini, Giovanni Simonelli
  • Cinematography: Riccardo Pallottini [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Bruno Nicolai
  • Song: "Bolero" sung by Dino
  • Producer: Edmondo Amati

Synopsis

Django (Saxson) recovers his father's dead body from a bounty hunter, whom he has dispatched, and instead of burying him, decides to collect the reward himself. On his arrival in town, however, he learns that his father wasn't a criminal, but a businessman, framed by his former partner, compelling him to stay and avenge his father and try to claim his rightful inheritance.

Comment

The first film which tries to cash in on the success of Corbucci's classic by using the name in the title, while it's hero is actually named Glen Garvin and only frequently also called Django. The story is not too original, but it's here better developed than in most of the similar constructed SWs. Saxon is charismatic in the lead, but is topped by Ida Galli and Fernando Sancho, who gives us a wonderful sidekick in one of his few roles as a good guy. De Martino's enthusiastic directing with his delicious framing and staging of the scenes makes Django Shoots First probably the best directed SW of 66 behind GBU and Django.

by Stanton

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