Notte dei serpenti, La

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La notte dei serpenti (Italy 1969 / Director: Giulio Petroni)

Also known as

Nest of Vipers (USA) | Gringo uccidi (Italy) | Gringo uccidi e'... la notte dei serpenti (Italy) | Un tueur nomme Luke (France) | La noche de los serpientes (Spain) | Ringo Kill - Night of Vipers (South Africa) | I polis tis orgis (Greece) | E Chamavam Gringo Para Matar (Brazil) | ガラガラ蛇の夜 Garagarahebi no yoru DVD title (Japan) | Nest of Vipers - Ringo Kill | Night of the Serpent
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Hernandez, commander of the garrison in a small village, joins a group of townsmen with the intention of robbing orphan Manuel of his inheritance. Luke, suffering from a traumatic past and now an alcoholic, is chosen by the conspirators to be their scapegoat for the killing of the boy.


  • Cast: (Italian): Luke Askew (Luke), Luigi Pistilli (Lieutenant 'The Snake' Hernandez), Magda Konopka (Maria), Guglielmo Spoletini [as William Bogard] (Antonio Pancaldo), Luciano Casamonica (Manuel), Franco Balducci (Luciano), Giancarlo Badessi (Ignacio), Monica Miguel (Ignacio's wife), Franco Valobra (Jesus Maria, sacristan), Benito Stefanelli (Pancho), Liliana Pavlovic (Luke's blonde wife in flashback), Bruno Boschetti (Hernandez soldier), Paola Natale, Clara Colosimo (Mercedes, Luciano's wife), Chelo Alonso (Dolores)
  • Uncredited actors: Alfonso Giganti (bartender, flashback), Domenico Cianfriglia (soldier), Giovanni Ukmar (soldier), Antonio Danesi (soldier), Marcello Meconizzi (prison guard)
  • Director: Giulio Petroni
  • Story: Enzo Gicca Palli [as Enzo Gicca]
  • Screenplay: Fulvia Gicca, Enzo Gicca Palli, Giulio Petroni
  • Cinematography: Mario Vulpiani, Silvio Fraschetti [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Riz Ortolani
  • Producers: Gianni Minervini, Franco Clementi


Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 106 min

Release Dates

  • December 23, 1969 (Italy)

Filming locations

  • Tabernas - Almeria

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