Vivo per la tua morte

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Vivo per la tua morte (Italy 1968 / Director: Camillo Bazzoni [as Alex Burks])

  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Release Date: 5.4.1968

Also known as

A Long Ride from Hell (U.S.A.) | I Live for Your Death (U.S.A.) | Ich bin ein entflohener Kettensträfling (Germany) | Killer auf der Flucht (Germany) | Zum Tode begnadigt | Der entflohene Kettensträfling | Dispara o cavate la fosa (Italy) | Guarda tu pistola Judas (Spain) | L'evade de Yuma (France) | Cehennemde firtina (Turkey) | Vivo para a tua morte (Portugal) | Veriset dollarit (Finland) | Vivo Pela Tua Morte (Brazil) | 地獄の一匹狼 Jigoku no ippikiokami (Japan)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Steve Reeves (Mike Sturges), Wayde Preston (Marlin Mayner), Mimmo Palmara (as Dick Palmer)(Sheriff Max Freeman), Guido Lollobrigida (as Lee Burton)(Deputy Sheriff Harry), Aldo Sambrell (Mexican bounty hunter), Silvana Venturelli (Ruth Harper), Nello Pazzafini (as Ted Carter)(Bill Savage), Franco Fantasia (Castleman), Enzo Fiermonte (Baldy Morris), Rosalba Neri (Encarnation), Spartaco Conversi (Bobcat Bates), Franco Balducci (Mason), Bruno Corazzari (Shorty), Silvana Bacci (Naco saloon girl), Mario Maranzana (Naco bartender), Emma Baron Cerlesi (Mrs. Sturges), Sergio de Vecchi, Remo de Angelis, Simon Arriaga
  • Adapted from: "Judas Gun" by Gordon D. Shirreffs
  • Screenplay: Roberto Natale, Steve Reeves
  • Cinematography: Enzo Barboni [Eastmancolor - Panoramico 1,66:1]
  • Music: Carlo Savina
  • Song: "Go West, Young Man" sung by Don Powell
  • Producer: Manolo Bolognini


Mike Sturges, his brother Roy, and a ranch foreman named Bobcat, go after the horse thieves who have stolen their entire herd. Instead, they are double-crossed and thrown in Yuma Prison where his brother dies. Mike escapes from jail, and is hell-bent with vengeance.


Muscleman actor Steve Reeves, who was one of the big stars of the Italian peplums a few years earlier, can be seen here in his only SW appearance. He also co-wrote the screenplay, which obviously wasn't one of his strengths. The fact that it was based on a novel (rare for SWs) isn't visible in the final film. Routine stuff through and through.

by Stanton

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