Faccia a faccia

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Faccia a faccia (Italy, Spain 1967 / Director: Sergio Sollima)

  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Release Date: 23.11.1967
  • Filming Locations: Almería

Also known as

Face to Face (U.S.A./U.K.) | High Plains Killer (U.K.) | Cara a Cara (Spain) | Von Angesicht zu Angesicht (Germany) | Halleluja - Der Teufel lässt euch grüßen (Germany) | Zwei für ein Halleluja (Germany) | Le dernier face à  face (France) | Il était une fois en Arizona (France) | Kasvokkain (Finland) | Mies Miesta Vastaan (Finland) | Cara... a cara (Mexico) | Dise Dis (Turkey) | Kettono Django (Japan) | Er was eens in Arizona (Belgium) | Cara a Cara (Portugal)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Gian Maria Volonte (Professor Brett / Brad Fletcher), Tomas Milian (Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennet), William Berger (Charlie Siringo), Jolanda Modio (Maria), Gianni Rizzo (Williams), Aldo Sambrell (Zachary Shot / Shawn), Carole André (Annie), Angel del Pozo (Maximilian de Winton), Nello Pazzafini (Vance), José Torres (Aaron Chase), Federico Boido (sheriff of Purgatory City), Frank Braña (Jason), Lorenzo Robledo (Wallace), Francisco Sanz (Rusty Rogers), Calisto Calisti (sheriff of Willow Creek), Vera Drudi (leading citizen of Willow Creek), Osiride Peverello (blacksmith), Lidia Alfonsi (Belle de Winton), Guillermo Mendez (outlaw), Antonio Casas (outlaw), Rosella D'Aquino (Sandy / Sally - Purgatory City Hotel maid), Antonella Della Porta (Elizabeth Wilkins), Alfonso Rojas (sheriff with Bennet at way station), Guy Heron (sheriff at de Winton Estate), Joaquin Parra (deputy at way station), Guglielmo Spoletini (deputy at way station), Linda Veras (Cathy, Fletcher's mistress), Goffredo Unger (deputy in Purgatory City), John Karlsen (university dean), Gerard Tichy (mayor of Silvertown), Jose Zalde (innkeeper), Gastone Moschin (Bennet's Raiders member), Ivan Scratuglia (Taylor henchman), Remo Capitani (Taylor henchman), Andrea Fantasia (Gunman), John Stacy (Sam Taylor), Vera Drudi (Mrs. Watson / Lee)
  • Story: Sergio Sollima
  • Screenplay: Sergio Sollima, Sergio Donati
  • Cinematography: Rafael Pacheco (as Raphael Pacheco) [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Ennio Morricone
  • Producer: Alberto Grimaldi

The Film

This Italian western, a study of violence and how it impacts and changes its characters, chronicles the exploits of a mild mannered history professor who journeys to the American Southwest for his health. There he becomes fascinated by a ruthless outlaw and becomes entangled in the rough and violent life of the bandit, eventually ascending to the role of leader of the gang.