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Momento di uccidere, Il

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Il momento di uccidere (Italy, West Germany 1968 / Director: Giuliano Carnimeo)

  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Release Date: 4.8.1968

Also known as

Django - Ein Sarg voll Blut (Germany) | The Moment of Killing | The Moment to Kill | Momento de matar (Portugal) | Le Moment De Tuer (France) | El momento de matar (Spain) | Het uur van doden (Belgium)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: George Hilton (Lord/Django/Johnny King), Walter Barnes (Bull/Burt), Loni von Friedl (Regina), Horst Frank (Jason Forrester), Rudolf Schundler (Judge Warren), Remo de Angelis (Dago), Giorgio Sanmartino (Trent Forrester), Carlo Alighiero (Forrester), Arturo Dominici (Mr. Forrester), Renato Romano, Ugo Adinolfi, Pitero Ceccarelli
  • Story: Tito Carpi, Enzo G. Castellari
  • Screenplay: Tito Carpi, Bruno Leder, Francesco Scardamaglia
  • Cinematograhy: Stelvio Massi [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Francesco de Masi
  • Song: "Walk by My Side" sung by Raoul
  • Producer: Vico Pavoni

The Film

Two famous gunmen, Lord and Bull are called to a southern western town by a judge to retrace a gold reserve, worth $500,000, hidden by a Confederate colonel. The judge is killed and Lord and Bull have only two clues as to where the gold is hidden: the name of the colonel’s favourite book and the name of the man’s handicapped daughter. The girl is kept as a prisoner by her uncle, town boss Forester, who has hired an entire army of gunmen to deter others. Lord and Bull manage to eliminate them all in a series of shootouts, but the script has a few surprises in stock for the two men...


Teaming up a charming gunslinger with a grumpy assistant (as lethal as he), this is often called a forerunner of the Trinity movies. The atmosphere is tongue-in-cheek throughout, but there’s hardly any slapstick and the violence is still of a rather gruesome nature. The film isn’t always sure which way to chose, but it’s great fun to watch. Horst Frank is great as Forester’s psychopathic son and Von Friendl turns in an endearing performance as the colonel’s handicapped daughter with a mind of her own. - Scherpschutter

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