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Più grande rapina del west, La

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La più grande rapina del west (Italy 1967 / Director: Maurizio Lucidi)

  • Runtime: 109 min
  • Release Date: 28.10.1967

Also known as

The Greatest Kidnapping in the West (USA) | The Greatest Robbery in the West (USA) | Ein Hallelujah für Django (Germany) | Django's Rache (Germany) | O maior roubo do oeste (Portugal) | El mayor atraco frustrado del oeste (Spain) | 3 salopards i poignee d'or (France) | 100.000 Dollar for Sheriffen i Middletown (Sweden) | Aleluia Para Django (Brazil)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: George Hilton (Billy 'Rum' Cooney / Django), Walter Barnes (Key Jarrett / Clay Thomas), Jack Betts (as Hunt Powers)(Padre Santo / David Phaylard), Jeff Cameron (Mark), Sonja Romanoff (as Sarah Ross)(Mara, Jarrett girlfriend), Erika Blanc (Jenny), Mario Brega (Andreas / Yanaro), Enzo Fiermonte (as Glen Fortel)(Sheriff Martin Cooney), Katia Christine (Katie O'Brien), Tom Felleghy (Sheriff Roy Norman), Luciano Rossi (Astola, telegrapher), Luigi Casellato (bartender), Aysanoa Runachunga (Asa, Indian guide), Sal Borgese (Jarrett henchman), Federico Boido (as Rick Boyd)(Jarrett henchman), Bruno Corazzari (Jarrett henchman), Luciano Catenacci (Chuck, Jarrett henchman), Paolo Magalotti (Jarrett henchman), Stefano Alessandrini, Roberto Alessandri, Gino Barbacane (Jarrett henchman), Luciano Bonanni (saloon patron), Mauro Bosco (Jarrett henchman), Valentino Macchi, Cesare Martignon (man with dog), Marisa Quattrini, Desiderio Raffaele, Umberto Raho (Smolie, Jarrett henchman), Lucia Righi, Lorenzo Sharon, Bill Vanders (banker)
  • Story: Augusto Finocchi
  • Screenplay: Augusto Finocchi, Augusto Caminito
  • Cinematography: Riccardo Pallottini [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Luis Bacalov
  • Song: "Halleluja for Django" sung by Hunt Powers
  • Producers: Franco Cittadini, Stenio Fiorentini

Synopsis

After robbing $500,000, the Jarret gang hides in a small isolated western town, where they are waiting for a scout to take them through the desert to Mexico. But the unresolved conflicts between Jarret and El Santo, the brains of the bandits, who has also an eye on Jarret's girlfriend, become a problem amongst the bandits. And there is also an underestimated scalawag named Billy Rum and his friend Mark, who are trying to help the captured citizens.

Comment

A suspenseful western thriller directed by the capable Maurizio Lucidi. The film starts in a rather lightweight way, before it turns with the hostage situation into an often violent film. But at the end the film returns surprisingly back to the mellow mood of the beginning, which is probably the reason for the film's status of being relatively unknown. The cast is excellent with a large bunch of familiar faces, and there is also a welcome erotic element provided by Sarah Ross and Erica Blanc to light up the conflicts between the men.

by Stanton

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