Tempo di massacro

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Le colt cantarono la morte e fu... tempo di massacro (Italy 1966 / Director: Lucio Fulci)

  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Release Date: 10.8.1966
  • Filming locations: Tolfa, Manziana, Castello di Corcolle - Rome Italy

Also known as

Tempo di massacro (Italy) | Massacre Time (U.S.A.) | The Brute and the Beast (U.S.A.) | Colt Concert (U.K.) | Django the Runner (Netherlands) | Django - Sein Gesangbuch war der Colt (Germany) | Django - der Hauch des Todes (Germany) | Tempo de massacre (Portugal)(Brazil) | Colttikonsertti (Finland) | Dollari laukaukesesta (Finland) | Le ville sans shérif (France) | Le temps du massacre (France) | Tiempo de masacre (Spain) [video title] | Las pistolas cantaron a muerte (Spain) [video title] | Concierto para un colt (Spain) [video title] | Tiempo de masacre (Argentina) | En Dollar per Skott (Sweden) | Colttkonserti (Finland) | Massakro (Turkey) | Kirbaç altinda (Turkey) | 真昼の用心棒 Mahiruno Yojinbo (Japan) | Time for a Massacre

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Franco Nero (Tom Corbett/Django), George Hilton (Jeff 'Slim' Corbett), Linda Sini (as Lynn Shayne) (Brady), Giuseppe Addobbati (as John M. Douglas)(Jason Scott Sr.), Nino Castelnuovo (Jason "Junior" Scott), Tom Felleghy (Murray, mining boss), Franco Morici, Rina Franchetti (Mercedes), Tchang Yu [as Yu Tchang](undertaker), Aysanoa Runachagua (Sonko)
  • Also with: John Bartha (Carradine), Franco Gulà (Jeremiah Farber), Franco Cobianchi D'Este (Chubby, bartender), Bruno Ukmar (Scott henchman), Romano Puppo (Scott henchman), Sal Borgese (Scott henchman), Roberto Alessandri (Scott henchman), Gino Barbacane (blond Scott henchman), Mario Dionisi (Scott henchman), Attilio Severini (Scott henchman), Franco Ukmar (Scott henchman), Franco Pasquetto (Scott henchman), Amerigo Castrighella (Scott henchman), Gaetano Scala (Scott henchman), Rocco Lerro (Scott henchman), Virgilio Ponti (Scott henchman), Giancarlo Ukmar (Scott henchman), Giglio Gigli (Scott henchman)
  • Story: Fernando Di Leo
  • Screenplay: Fernando Di Leo
  • Cinematography: Riccardo Pallottini [Eastmancolor - Cromoscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Lallo Gori
  • Song: "A Man Alone" sung by Sergio Endrigo
  • Producer: Oreste Coltellacci

The Film

Tom Corbett is asked by a friend of the family to come home. The family farm is now property of the Scott family, and Tom’s brother Jeff has become an alcoholic. Behind all this, is Scott Junior, a bullwhip wielding psychopath. Jeff seems amused, even when Tom is brutally tortured by Junior, but when the Indian woman, who has raised him and Tom, is killed, he decides to take up his guns and side with his brother during the final shootout.


Two English dubs exist of this film: one recorded in and for the European market, and one recorded in the US for the release by American International Pictures.


Director Lucio Fulci’s first spaghetti western is a little slow in spots, but the pace picks up with the infamous bullwhip scene and the film has an ultra-violent, hypnotic finale that seems to have influenced John Woo to his balletic shootouts. Despite the presence of Nero this is definitely Hilton’s film: it’s possibly his greatest performance in a spaghetti western and was his breakthrough in Italy. - Scherpschutter

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