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Sette dollari sul rosso

From The Spaghetti Western Database

7 dollari sul rosso (Italy, Spain 1966 / Director: Alberto Cardone [as Albert Cardiff])

  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Release Date: 16.3.1966

Also known as

Seven Dollars on the Red (U.S.A.) | Seven Dollars to Kill (U.S.A.) | Siete dólares al rojo (Spain) | Django - Die Geier stehen Schlange (Germany) | 7 dollari sul rosso (Italy) | Sete dólares de sangue [Portugal] | Voor zeven dollars meer (Netherlands) | Gringo joue sur le rouge (France) | 7 dolares dela muerte (Mexico) | 7 dollaria sto kokkino (Greece) | Sete Dólares para Matar (Brazil)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Antonio De Teffè [as Anthony Steffen](Johnny Ashley), Fernando Sancho (El Chaca / Sancho), Loredana Nusciak (Emily), Roberto Miali [as Jerry Wilson](Jerry Ashley), Elisa Montés (Sybil), Alfredo Varelli [as Fred Warell](1st sheriff), Spartaco Conversi [as Spean Convery](Bill), Gianni Manera [as John Manera](gambler), Franco Fantasia [as Frank Farrell](Sheriff of Wishville), José Manuel Martín (El Gringo / Chulo), David Mancori (Jerry Ashley as a child), Annie Giss (Starlight / Julie), Franco Gulà (Walt), Gino Marturano [as George Mataro](cantina whip wielder), Renato Terra [as Renato Terra Caizzi](Manuelo, Sancho collaborator), Miriam Salonicco (cantina hostess), Nino Musco (cantina proprietor), Carla Calò [as Caroll Brown](Rosario / Rosa)
  • Also with: Fortunato Arena (saloon troublemaker), Silvana Bacci (Sancho collaborator), Angelo Boscariol (home town deputy), Giglio Gigli (Sancho bandit), Mario Pennisi (Fred, saloon barman), Antonio Danesi (stage driver, cowboy, bandit), Ettore Arena (saloon guest), Alfonso Giganti (saloon guest), Angelo Casadei (saloon guest)
  • Story: Alberto Cardone [as Hamed Wright]
  • Screenplay: Juan Cobos, Melchiade Coletti-Franciolini [as Mel Collins], Arnaldo Franciolini [as Arne Franklin]
  • Cinematography: Jose Aguayo [Eastmancolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Francesco De Masi
  • Songs: "A Man Must Fight" sung by Peter Tevis, "Wishville" sung by July Ray
  • Producer: Mario Siciliano

The Film

When Johnny Ashley is away from home, his ranch is attacked by the bandit El Chacal. His wife is killed and his son is kidnapped by the bandit. After a quest of no less than fifteen years, Ashley finds the man who has ruined his life, but by then his son has become a ruthless bandit in imitation of his foster parent. The final confrontation, between a father and his long lost son, will be a very dramatic one …

Comment

The bulk of the movie was shot in 1965, but for some reasons the works were suspended. The film is still tributary to the Hollywood style of film making, but some of the characteristics of the spaghetti western genre start to shine through. Nothing sets it apart among the stream of spaghetti westerns that deluged the market in the mid-sixties, until the last twenty minutes, that are truly memorable. - Scherpschutter

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