Spina dorsale del diavolo, La

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La spina dorsale del diavolo (Yugoslavia, Italy 1970 / Directors: Burt Kennedy (and Niksa Fulgozi, uncredited))

  • Runtime: 104 min
  • Release Date: 4.12.1970

Also known as

Djavolja kicma (Yugoslavia / Serbia) | Dorsale del diavolo (Italy) | The Deserter (U.S.A.) | Ride to Glory (U.S.A.) | Indian Fighter (U.S.A.) | The Devil's Backbone (U.S.A.) | La quebrada del diablo (Spain) | Les dynamiteros (France) | Die Höllenhunde (Germany) | Veriloyly (Finland) | Djavulens ryggrad (Sweden) | Desertören (Sweden) | Dezerter (Poland) | O Caminho da Aventura (Portugal) | Oi aetoi pethainoun dyo fores (Greece) | A Crista do Diabo (Brazil)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Bekim Fehmiu (Captain Victor Kaleb), John Huston (General Miles), Richard Crenna (Major Wade Brown), Chuck Connors (Chaplain Reynolds), Ricardo Montalban (Natachai), Ian Bannen (Captain Crawford), Brandon De Wilde (Lieutenant Ferguson), Slim Pickens (Tattinger, scout), Woody Strode (Corporal Jackson), Albert Salmi (Schmidt), Patrick Wayne (Captain Bill Robinson), Fausto Tozzi (Orozco), Mimmo Palmara (Chief Mangus Durango), John Alderson (O'Toole), Larry Stewart (John Robinson), Gianni Vanicola (Jeff), Roberto Simmi (Justin), Giancarlo Zampetti (Indian prisoner), Doc Greaves (Doctor Scott), Lucio Rosato (Jed), Manfredo Giusto, José Terron (soldier/Indian), Remo De Angelis (Mark), Franco Meroni (soldier)
  • Story: Clair Huffaker, Stuart J. Byrne, William H. James
  • Screenplay: Clair Huffaker, Massimo D'Avack
  • Cinematography: Aldo Tonti [Technicolor - Panavision 2,35:1]
  • Music: Piero Piccioni
  • Producers: Dino DeLaurentis, Norman Baer, Ralph B. Serpe


A young cavalry officer finds his woman tortured by the Apaches and blames the Army for not properly protecting the outpost, so becomes a deserter and an avenger, stalking and killing Indians without warning.


Very good,very violent western with an all star cast.--JONAH HEX 21:57, 7 November 2007 (CET)


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