Faccia a faccia

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Faccia a faccia (Italy · Spain 1967) by Sergio Sollima is a socio-politically themed spaghetti western starring two of the genre's greatest actors.

Also known as

Face to Face (USA) | High Plains Killer (UK) | 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) | 血斗のジャンゴ Kettono Django (Japan) | Er was eens in Arizona (Belgium) | Cara a Cara (Portugal) | Quando Os Brutos Se Defrontam (Brazil) | Лице в лице (Bulgaria)
Face to Face movie poster


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.


  • Cast (Italian): Gian Maria Volonte (Professor Brett/Brad Fletcher), Tomas Milian (Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennet), William Berger (Charlie Siringo), Jolanda Modio (Maria), Gianni Rizzo (Williams), Carole André (Annie), Angel del Pozo (Maximilian de Winton), Aldo Sambrell [as Aldo Sanbrell](Zachary Shawn/Shot), Nello Pazzafini (Vance), José Torres (Aaron Chase), Linda Veras (Cathy, Fletcher's mistress), Antonio Casas (Puerto del Fuego spokesman), Frank Braña (Jason), Guy Heron (sheriff at de Winton Estate), Rosella D'Aquino (Sandy/Sally, Purgatory City hotel maid), Ivan Scratuglia (Taylor henchman), Lidia Alfonsi [as Lidya Afonsi](Belle de Winton)
  • Uncredited & Background actors: Lorenzo Robledo (Wallace), Francisco Sanz (Rusty Rogers), Calisto Calisti (sheriff of Willow Creek), Osiride Pevarello (blacksmith), Guillermo Mendez (Puerto del Fuego outcast), Antonella Della Porta (Elizabeth Wilkins), Alfonso Rojas (sheriff at waystation), Joaquín Parra (deputy at waystation), Guglielmo Spoletini (deputy at waystation), Federico Boido (sheriff of Purgatory City), Goffredo Unger (deputy in Purgatory City), John Karlsen (university dean), Antonio Gradoli (mayor of Silvertown), José Luis Zalde (innkeeper), Gastone Moschin (Bennet's Raiders member), Remo Capitani (Taylor henchman), Andrea Fantasia (council chairman), John Stacy (Sam Taylor), Vera Drudi (Mrs. Watson/Lee), Fulvio Mingozzi (Willow Creek bank customer), Joaquín Solís (Puerto del Fuego outcast), Sandro Scarchilli (Taylor henchman), Pietro Torrisi (Purgatory deputy), Rinaldo Zamperla (Purgatory deputy)
  • Director: Sergio Sollima
  • 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



Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 112 min
  • US/UK theatrical versions cut by about 15mins

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Release Dates

  • Theatrical launches: November 23, 1967 (Italy)

Filming locations

Production and business

Production companies: Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA); Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas (Madrid). Distributed in Italy by PEA.

Revenue: 1.117 billion lire (Itally; acc. to Austin Fisher). Budget: tbc.


  • Volontè, Alfonsi and Rizzo dubbed themselves for the Italian track. Milian is dubbed by Pino Locchi, Berger by Sergio Graziani and Sambrell by Renato Turi.
  • Milian and Berger dubbed themselves for the English track. Volonte is not dubbed (as often) by Bernie Grant in the English dub, but (- can someone confirm by who? -).

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