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Uccidi o muori

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Uccidi o muori (Italy 1966 / Director: Tanio Boccia)

  • Runtime: 94 min
  • Release Date: 1.11.1966

Also known as

Für eine Handvoll Blei (Germany) | Nur einer kam durch | Ringo, draeb eller do! (Denmark) | L'uomo che ussise Ringo (Italy) | Ringo contre Johnny Colt (France) | Ringo - döda eller dödas (Sweden) | Kill or Be Killed (U.S.A.) | Matar para não morrer (Portugal) | Uma Bala para Ringo (Brazil) | Kill or Die | Ringo Against Johnny Colt | God Holds the Bullet

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Rod Dana [as Robert Mark](Jerry / Johnny Colt), Elina De Witt (Lisa/Linda Drumont), Fabrizio Moroni (Spott Griffith), Andrea Bosic (sheriff), Alberto Farnese [as Albert Farley](Chester Griffith), Furio Meniconi [as Men Fury](Jonathan Griffith), Gordon Mitchell (Baltimore Joe / Ringo), Beniamino Maggio [as Benjamin May](Peyrack), Tony Rogers (Steve Drumont), Mary Land, Mara Carisi (Mrs Griffith ?), Remo Capitani (deputy), Violetta Chiarini, Franca Dolbeck, Antonio Fidoni [as Antonio Fidone], Piero Fumelli (Reverend), Rocco Lerro (Curry, Griffith henchman), Mimmo Maggio (Cousin Bill), Antonio Pagano, Marco Alcide Pasquini, Virgilio Ponti (Griffith henchman), Franca Rosi, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia [as Ivan Giovanni Scratuglia], Stelio Tanzini, Renato Terra (doctor)
  • Also with: Altiero di Giovanni (Burkhart, barman), Enrico Casadei (Joe, deputy), Angelo Casadei (saloon waiter)
  • Story: Mario Amendola
  • Screenplay: Mario Amendola
  • Cinematography: Aldo Giordani [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Carlo Rustichelli
  • Song: "I Must Go" sung by Cifiello
  • Producer: Luigi Rovere


A violin-playing gunslinger accidentally gets caught in a feud between two families. One of them forces him into a showdown and he kills him. He then must escape from the wrathful family and is accused wrongly for killing 2 deputies. He is saved by an old man, who helps him to get revenge and to prevent the girl he loves from marrying a murderer.


Tanio Boccia's first SW tells a simple story, which follows the patterns of an American B-Western, but was made clearly in the Italian style. A good production design and some good action scenes help to turn the limited stuff into an solidly entertaining SW.

by Stanton