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Massacro al Grande Canyon

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Massacro al Grande Canyon (Italy 1963 / Director: Sergio Corbucci, Albert Band (credited to Stanley Corbett))

  • Runtime: 89 min
  • Release Date: 25.5.64

Also known as

Massacre at Grand Canyon (U.S.A.) | I pascoli rossi (Italy) | Massacre au Grand Canyon (France) | Keinen Cent für Ringos Kopf (Germany) | Veriloyly Grand Canyonissa (Finland) | Grand Canyon Massacre | Massacre at Canyon Grande

Cast and crew

  • Cast: James Mitchum (Wes Evans), Gabriella Pallotta [as Jill Powers] (Nancy Dancer), George Ardisson (Tully/Rudy Dancer), Giacomo Rossi-Stuart [as G. R. Stuart] (Sheriff Burt Cooley), Burt Nelson, Eduardo Ciannelli (Eric Dancer), Andrea Giordana (Clay Dancer), Milla Sannoner (Flake's girl), Ferdinando Poggi [as Nando Poggi] (Manson brother), Benito Stefanelli (Manson henchman), Renato Terra [as Renato Terra Caizzi], Vladimir Medar [as Medar Vladimir] (Harley Whitmore), Vlastimir Gavrik [as Gavrik Vlastimir], Attilio Severini (Tom Slate)
  • Story: Edward C. Geltman
  • Screenplay: Albert Band, Sergio Corbucci (as Stanley Corbett), Edward C. Geltman
  • Cinematography: Enzo Barboni [Eastmancolor - Panoramico 1,85:1]
  • Music: Gianni Ferrio
  • Song: "The Cow-Boy Song" sung by Rodd Dana
  • Producer: Albert Band (as Alfredo Antonini), Danilo Marciani

Comment

This is the first Western by Sergio Corbucci and you'll definitely notice it. It is very very American; the characters, the plot, the landscape and even the music. But these facts don't make it a bad western. The action is ok and James Mitchum in the role of good guy Wes does his best. The most annoying thing about this movie is the terrible music. There are parts where there are only some guitar shuffles which fit perfectly, but the main theme is awfully weird. Not comparable to il maestro Morricone's composings. Nevertheless it isn't a bad movie, but a rare one, and is a must see for Spag Western fans, because it is one of the first flics of the genre. --Lode 12:36, 17 August 2006 (CEST)

Trivia

Sergio Corbucci on his contribution as director: "Massacre at Grand Canyon" is one of those mysterious films which are credited to me though I only shot some scenes. It was just a mercenary business. I took the money and went back to Rome." - (Sergio Corbucci a cura di Orio Caldiron, Ramberti Editore, Rimini, 1993.)

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