Viva la muerte... tua!

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Viva la muerte... tua! (Italy · Germany · Spain 1971 / Director: Duccio Tessari)

Also known as

Long Live Your Death (USA) | Don't Turn the Other Cheek (USA) | Zwei wilde Companeros (Germany) | Zwei Galgenvögel geben Zunder (Germany) | Zwei tolle Companeros (Germany) | Das Todeslied der Companeros (Germany) | Três bons inimigos (Portugal) | Uma Dupla de Mestres - Viva a Morte... Tua (Brazil) | Viva la muerte tuya (Spain) | Et viva la revolution! (France) | Leve Döden (Sweden) | En viva de revolutie (Belgium) | 新・脱獄の用心棒 shin datsugoku no yojinbo (DVD title, Japan) | Companeros | La Guerilla
Long Live Your Death movie poster


Vladek Orlowsky (Nero), an ex-Russian Prince turned adventurer, comes to hear of a buried treasure in Mexico. The old dying Mexican who reveals the secret, explains that nothing can be done until a certain Lozoya has been traced, because he has the map of the place. Lozoya is in prison at Yuma awaiting trial, so Vladek goes there and tries to persuade him to give up the map. Lozoya escapes, and thinking it is thanks to Vladek, joins him when in fact the escape was organised by an Irish journalist, Mary O'Donnel (Redgrave), on behalf of a bandit called "El Salvador". Chased by the Sheriff Randall (Janson), they begin a treacherous partnership and set out after the gold. With all parties having their own agendas, events do not go as planned.


  • Cast (Italian): Franco Nero (Prince Dimitri Vassilovich Vladek Orlowsky), Eli Wallach [as Ely Wallach](Alfonso 'Max' Lozoya), Lynn Redgrave (Mary O'Donnell), Horst Janson (Sheriff Randall), Eduardo Fajardo (General Huerta), José Moreno (bespectacled Huerta Captain), Victor Israel (Manuel Mendoza), Gisela Hahn (bride), José Jaspe [as José Jaspes](old prospector), Enrique Espinosa (Migoleto), Gunda Hiller, Furio Meniconi (cantina proprietor), Dan van Husen (Kelly, Randall deputy), Rudy Gaebel (long-haired Randall deputy), Carla Mancini (Yuma telegrapher), Mirko Ellis (Yuma prison warden), Marilu Tolo (Lupita)
  • Additional Spanish credits: Lorenzo Robledo (Callahan, mine rep), Luis Marin (hold-up bandit), Tito Garcia (chief holdup bandit), Juan Antonio Elices [as Juan Elices] (grateful fiesta Mexican), Carlos Romero Marchent (revolutionary), Antonio Orengo (grateful fiesta peon), José Bastida (blond Randall deputy), Fabián Conde (bridegroom), Ernesto Vañes (revolutionary), Marcelo Gonzalez, Juana Jiménez (Senora Villegas, old woman sewing), Adolfo Thous (mine prison warden)
  • Uncredited actors: Rafael Albaicín (El Salvador escort), José Luis Lizalde (2nd telegrapher), Vicente Roca (horse seller), Angelo Boscariol (Yuma prison guard), Agustín Bescos (fiesta peon)
  • Director: Duccio Tessari
  • Novel basis: "The Killer from Yuma" by Lewis B. Patten
  • Screenplay: Marcello Coscia, Massimo De Rita, Dino Maiuri, Duccio Tessari
  • Cinematography: Jose F. Aguayo [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Gianni Ferrio
  • Song: "Don't Turn the Other Cheek" sung by Lynn Redgrave
  • Producers: Mickey Knox, Juan De Orduna



Even though a Spanish phrase was chosen for the film's original title, "tua" is not actually Spanish.

Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 115 min

Release Dates

  • December 22, 1971 (Italy)

Filming locations

  • Madrid

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