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Uccideva a freddo

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Uccideva a freddo (Italy 1966 / Director: Guido Celano (as William First))

  • Runtime: 87 min
  • Release Date: 23.3.1967

Also known as

The Cold Killer (U.S.A.) | Tué a froid (France) | Mataba a sangre fria (Spain) | The Killer (U.K.)

Cast and Crew

  • Cast: Bruno Piergentili [as Dan Harrison](Bill McGregor/Walcom), Philippe March [as Philip March](José Desmet), Luigi Barbieri [as Luis Barber](Carson, piano player), Rita Ferrel (Helena / Ellen), Lillian Faber (Miss Becket), Amedeo Trilli [as Amid Trail](priest), Mario Feliciani, Guido Celano [as Guy W. Ceylon](sheriff of Anaconda), Bill Reed, Claude Mealli, Giorgio Bandieri, Luciano Odorisio, Attilio Dottesio (attorney), Ennio Pagliani (Desmet outlaw henchman), Claudio Ruffini (Lester, Desmet henchman), The Wilder Brothers (minstrels), W. Thomas Green
  • Story: "La montagna spaccata" by W. Charlie Reed
  • Screenplay: George W. Ballor, Palmambrogio Molteni [as George Molten], Amedeo Trilli [as Amid Trail]
  • Cinematography: Angelo Baistrocchi [Eastmancolor - widescreen]
  • Camera Operator: Nino Celeste
  • Music: John Ireson + Weyman L. Parham
  • Songs: “He Wore A Silver Star”, “Pickin' And Grinning”, “Lovely Girl” + “Welcome Song” sung by The Wilder Brothers
  • Producer: Guido Celano


Jose Desmet, a butler, killed his employer because the latter, once a district judge, had long ago condemned Desmet's father, a well known gangster, to death. When Desmet tries to seduce Salazar's daughter, who is heir to a goldmine, kills a woman and the village doctor because they had found out that he was selling weapons to the Indians, a government investigator, together with the sheriff, sets out to put an end to Desmet's activities.


A story based on revenge that knows no bounds and influences the avenger to the degree that his desire to "get even" drives him to a despotic and overbearing behaviour even in circumstances entirely unrelated to his original aim.


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