Black Killer

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Black Killer (Italy 1971 / Director: Carlo Croccolo [as Lucky Moore])

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  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Release Dates: 27.11.1971

Also known as

O Assassino Cruel (Brazil) | Katazitoumenos gia 1000 fonous (Greece) | O Pistoleiro Negro (Brazil) | O Matador Negro | Den sorte hævner


  • Cast: Klaus Kinski (James Webb), Fred Robsahm (Burt Collins), Antonio Cantafora (Ramon/Chico O'Hara), Marina Rabissi [as Marina Mulligan](Sarah Collins), Enzo Pulcrano [as Paul Craine](Pedro O'Hara), Tiziana Dini (Consuelo), Calogero Caruana [as Ted Jones](Miguel O'Hara), Gerardo Rossi [as Jerry Ross](Peter Collins), Dante Maggio [as Dan May](Judge Wilson), Claudio Trionfi, Antonio Danesi [as Robert Danish](Ryan O'Hara), Mimmo Maggio [as Dick Foster](Slide O'Hara), Carlo Croccolo (Deputy Fred), Xiro Papas (poker player)
  • Story: Carlo Croccolo (as Charlie Foster), Luigi Angelo
  • Screenplay: Carlo Croccolo (as Charlie Foster), Luigi Angelo
  • Cinematography: Franco Villa [Eastmancolor - Cinemascope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Daniele Patucchi
  • Producer: Oscar Santaniello (as Oscar Farradine)


The town of Tombstone is at the mercy of five brothers, the dreaded O'Haras. An expert gunslinger, Burt (Fred Robsham), arrives on the scene and is immediately persuaded to take on the duties of sheriff. A mysterious lawyer (Klaus Kinski), lurking mostly in the background, occasionally joins in the action with his deadly law books.


Frowzily scripted and directed, cheap looking actioner in which Klaus Kinski has a larger role than usual, but wastes his screen time mainly with peeping from behind curtains or through windows. Acting wasn't required from Kinski, which is not the worst thing since the acting for the most part is painfully terrible. Only the soundtrack is not bad, albeit a bit repetitive.

by Stanton

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