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Sette dollari sul rosso

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7 dollari sul rosso (Italy, Spain 1966 / Director: Alberto Cardone)

  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Release Date: 16.3.1966

Also known as

Seven Dollars on the Red | Seven Dollars to Kill | Siete dólares al rojo (Spain) | Django - Die Geier stehen Schlange (Germany) | 7 dollari sul rosso (Italy) | Sete dólares de sangue [Portugal] | Voor zeven dollars meer (Netherlands) | Gringo joue sur le rouge (France) | 7 dolares dela muerte (Mexico) | 7 dollaria sto kokkino (Greece) | Sete Dólares para Matar (Brazil)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Antonio De Teffè (as Anthony Steffen)(Johnny Ashley), Elisa Montés (Sybil), Fernando Sancho (El Chaca/Sancho), Roberto Miali (as Jerry Wilson)(Jerry Ashley), Loredana Nusciak (Emily), Bruno Carotenuto (as Caroll Brown)(Rosa/Rosita/Rosario), José Manuel Martín (El Gringo/Gringo/Chulo), Spartaco Conversi (as Spean Convery)(Bill), Alfredo Varelli (as Fred Warrel)(1st sheriff), Gianni Manera (as John Manera)(gamler), Franco Fantasia (as Frank Farrel)(Sheriff of Wishville), Annie Giss (Starlight/Julie), Franco Gulà  (Walt), Renato Terra (as Renato Terra Caizzi)(Manuel), George Mataro, Nino Musco (Oeste), Miriam Salonicco (Oeste's wife), David Mancori (Jerry Ashley as a child), Fortunato Arena (prisoner), Silvana Bacci (Mexican woman), Halina Zalewska (Mexican woman)
  • Story: Alberto Cardone (as Hamed Wright)
  • Screenplay: Juan Cobos, Melchiade Coletti-Franciolini (as Mel Collins), Arnaldo Franciolini (Arne Franklin)
  • Cinematography: Jose Aguayo [Eastmancolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Francesco De Masi
  • Songs: "A Man Must Fight" sung by Peter Tevis, "Wishville" sung by July Ray
  • Producer: Mario Siciliano

The Film

When Johnny Ashley is away from home, his ranch is attacked by the bandit El Chacal. His wife is killed and his son is kidnapped by the bandit. After a quest of no less than fifteen years, Ashley finds the man who has ruined his life, but by then his son has become a ruthless bandit in imitation of his foster parent. The final confrontation, between a father and his long lost son, will be a very dramatic one …


The bulk of the movie was shot in 1965, but for some reasons the works were suspended. The film is still tributary to the Hollywood style of film making, but some of the characteristics of the spaghetti western genre start to shine through. Nothing sets it apart among the stream of spaghetti westerns that deluded the market in the mid-sixties, until the last twenty minutes, that are truly memorable. - Scherpschutter