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Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi

From The Spaghetti Western Database

Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi (Italy 1970 / Director: Roberto Mauri)

  • Runtime: 102 min
  • Release Date: 15.8.1970

Also known as

Sartana en el valle de oro (Spain) | Sartana in the Valley of Death (USA/UK) | Ballad of Death Valley (USA/UK) | Der Gefürchtete (Germany) | Sartana dans la vallee des vautours (France) | Sartana no Vale dos Abutres (Portugal) | Balladen om den döda dalen (Sweden)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: William Berger (Lee Calloway / Sartana), Wayde Preston (Anthony Douglas / Jason Craig), Aldo Berti (George Douglas / Copper Craig), Jolanda Modio [as Iolando Modio](Juanita), Carlo Giordana (Slim Craig/Douglas), Franco De Rosa (Peter Douglas / Willie Craig), Gaetano Imbró, Claudio Aponte, Josiane Marie Tanzilli (Carmencita / Clementine), Luciano Pigozzi [as Allan Collins](Paco / Preacher), Pamela Tudor (Esther, widow), Betsy Bell (saloon singer)
  • Also with: Franco Ressel (Norton), Bruno Arié (Chuckles, Craig outlaw), Franco Ukmar (Craig outlaw), Clemente Ukmar (Norton bank guard), Sergio Testori (Norton bank guard), Alfonso Giganti (cantina barman), Roberto Danesi (cantina trouble maker), Antonio Danesi (cantina customer),
  • Story: Roberto Mauri
  • Screenplay: Roberto Mauri
  • Cinematography: Sandro Mancori [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Augusto Martelli
  • Song: "A King for a Day" sung by Augusto Martelli
  • Producer: Enzo Boetani

The Film

One of seventeen sequels to Gianfranco Parolini's 1968 spaghetti western Sartana, this slow-moving entry has very little, if anything, to do with the series. The story concerns gunman Lee Calloway (William Berger), who agrees to help three outlaws break out of jail in exchange for half of their stolen gold. Calloway carries through with his end of the bargain, but the outlaws betray him and leave him in the desert to die. After wandering for days, Calloway is rescued by Esther (Pamela Tudor), who nurses him back to health only to trick him as well in order to collect a reward for his life.

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