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.) | He Who Shoots First | No Mercy for Django | 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)
Cast and crew
- Cast: Roel Bos (as Glenn Saxson)(Glenn Garwin/Django), Fernando Sancho (Gordon), Ida Galli (as Evelyn Stewart)(Jessica Kluster), Nando Gazzolo (Ken Custer/Kluster), Erika Blanc (Lucy), José Manuel Martín (as José M. Martín)(Ringo), Guido Lollobrigida (as Lee Burton)(Ward), Alberto Lupo (Doctor), Anna Vega (as Diana Lorys), Marcello Tusco (Cooper), Antonio Piretti (Lucy's brother), Valentino Macchi (sheriff), Fortunato Arena (gunman), Bruno Arié, Riccardo Pizzuti, Osiride Pevarello (saloon patron), Roberto Antonelli (saloon patron), Luigi Montefiori (as George Eastman)(Custer's/Kluster's son)
- 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
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.
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 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.