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Momento di uccidere, Il

From The Spaghetti Western Database

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 to Kill (U.S.A.) | Momento de matar (Portugal) | Le Moment De Tuer (France) | El momento de matar (Spain) | Het uur van doden (Belgium) | La hora de matar (Mexico) | The Moment of Killing

Cast and crew

  • Cast: George Hilton (Lord / Django / Johnny King), Walter Barnes (Bull / Burt), Loni von Friedl (Regina), Renato Romano (Trent), Arturo Dominici (Forrester), Rudolf Schündler [as Rudolf Schudler](Judge Warren), Remo de Angelis (Dago, Forrester lieutenant), Ugo Adinolfi, Horst Frank (Jason Forrester)
  • Also with: Pietro Ceccarelli (Forrester henchman), Fred Coplan (Smitty), Luciano Doria (Forrester henchman), Sergio Ukmar (Forrester henchman), Enrico Chiappafreddo (Forrester henchman), Sergio Testori (Forrester henchman), Giorgio Sanmartino, Carlo Alighiero
  • 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 southwestern town by Judge Warren to find 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...

Comment

Featuring a charming gunslinger with a grumpy assistant, 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 and it's also a bit slow, but it’s 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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