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Sette pistole per un massacro

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Sette pistole per un massacro (Italy, Spain 1967 / Director: Mario Caiano)

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  • Runtime: 88 min
  • Release Date: 29.4.1967

Also known as

Adiós hombre (Italy, France) | Con el corazón en la garganta (Spain) | Hondo dispara más fuerte (Spain)(working title) | Hondo spara più forte (Italy) (alternative title) | Seven Pistols for a Massacre (U.S.A.) | Das Todeslied von Laramie (Germany) | Das Todeslied (Germany)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Craig Hill (Will Flaherty), Piero Lulli (Luke Brada), Eduardo Fajardo (Tilly/Tiny), Giulia Rubini (Peggy), Nello Pazzafini (King), Spartaco Conversi (Sheriff Pat), Roberto Camardiel (Doctor), Jacques Herlin (Mr. Pink), Nazzareno Zamperla (Tom), Renzo Pevarello (Kid), Massimo Carocci (Nick), Osiride Pevarello (blacksmith), Aldo dell'Acqua (poker player), Eleanora Vargas, Massimo Carocci, Pino Polidori, Natale Nazzareno, Tomas Pico, Caterina Trentini (as Kathleen Parker), Franco Ukmar, Elio Angelucci


  • Screenplay: Eduardo M. Brochero
  • Cinematography: Julio Ortas [Eastmancolor - Panoramico 1,66:1]
  • Music: Francesco de Masi
  • Song: "The Only Girl He Loved" sung by Giulia Rei (as July Ray)
  • Producer: Bianco Manini

Synopsis

Tiny and his gang try to rob a bank, but he safe is empty. Waiting for the announced gold transport they hold the whole town captive. Amongst them is Will Flaherty who has escaped from prison to prove his innocence.

About

Some bad guys trash a saloon and kill a lot of people while waiting for a shipment of gold to arrive at the local bank in this entertaining Spaghetti Western from the director of "Amanti dei Oltretomba". Eduardo Fajardo is as evil and over the top as usual, while Craig Hill is the hero of the piece as an ex-con (wrongfully accused, of course) who saves the day. Director Mario Caiano worked extensively in Westerns (Il Mio Nome e Shanghai Joe is marvelous), but is best known as a horror director, as is this film's co-cinematographer Sergio Martino (I Corpi Presentano Tracce di Violenza Carnale). Genre enthusiasts will recognize Nello Pazzafini, Spartaco Conversi and Roberto Camardiel among the cast.

Comment

A film which doesn't make any real effort with anything in it, so that a basically promising story is wasted in an average actioner.

by Stanton

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