Tredicesimo è sempre Giuda, Il

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Il tredicesimo è sempre Giuda (Italy 1971 / Director: Giuseppe Vari [as Joseph Warren])

  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Release Date: 12.3.1971

Also known as

Thirteenth Is A Judas (U.S.A.) | The Last Traitor (U.S.A.) | Il 13º è sempre Giuda (Italy) | 13e est un traitre (France) | Le treizieve…un traitre (France) | Den Siste Sjansen (Norway) | O ultimo traidor (Brazil)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Donal O'Brien (Captain Ned Carter), Maurice Poli (Tim / Bill), Dino Strano [as Dean Stratford](Joe / Tommy), Maily Doria (Emilia), Fortunato Arena (Judge Stump), Giuseppe Bellucci, Gianlorenzo Bernini [as Gianni Bernini](Jack the Beast), Giuseppe Castellano (Slim), Emy della Betta (Mexican girl with Bellman), Attilio Dottesio (General), Enzo Filippi, Adriana Giuffrè (Mexican girl with Joe), Mimmo Maggio (Big Bottle), Enrico Marciani (Preacher Bellman), Alessandro Perella (Ross brother), Luca Sportelli (José), Gabriele Villa (Ross brother), John Ely (Cayuse)
  • Also with: Franco Pesce (photographer)
  • Story: Adriano Bolzoni
  • Screenplay: Adriano Bolzoni
  • Cinematography: Angelo Lotti [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Carlo Savina
  • Producer: Otello Cocchi


Wedding guests awaiting the arrival of the bride suddenly become nervous when they notice that the table has been laid for 13... an ominous number. Their worries are confirmed when the bridal carriage pulls up outside bearing the lifeless bride and the corpses of three other guests. The suspicions rise between the thirteen guests, and the identity of the murderer is a shocking surprise.


Giuseppe Vari's last SW is a lesser one. 13th Is a Judas combines elements from murder mystery, treasure hunt and revenge movies without being really convincing. This ok western could have used a few more charismatic actors to make the story go, but with Dino Strano in the cast you know that Vari again didn't have a decent enough budget to afford them.

by Stanton

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