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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

Also known as

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

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Franco Nero (Tom Corbett/Django), George Hilton (Jeff 'Slim' Corbett), Nino Castelnuovo (Jason "Junior" Scott), Rina Franchetti (Mercedes), Linda Sini (as Lyn Shayne) (Brady), Giuseppe Addobbati (as John MacDouglas)(Jason Scott Sr.), Tom Felleghy (Murph), Franco Morici, Tchang Yu (undertaker), Aysanoa Runachagua (Souko), Roberto Alessandri (Scott henchman), Gino Barbacane (party guest), John Bartha (Carradine), Sal Borgese (Scott henchman), Mario Dionisi (uncredited), Franco Gulà  (Jeremiah Farber), Enrico Pagano (bartender), Romano Puppo (Scott henchman), Attilio Severini (Scott henchman), Luciano Rossi (guest), Franco Morici
  • Story and Screenplay: Fernando Di Leo
  • Cinematography: Riccardo Pallottini [Eastmancolor, Cromoscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Coriolano (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 yielding 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.


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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