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Tres dólares de plomo

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Tres dólares de plomo (Italy, Spain, France 1964 / Director: Pino Mercanti [as Joseph Trader])

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  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Release Date: 19.12.1964

Also known as

Tre dollari di piombo (Italy) | Für drei Dollar Blei (Germany) | Trois dollars de plomb (France) | Gia tria kalpika dollaria (Greece) | Three Lead Dollars

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Fred Beir (Rudy Wallace/Valance), Evi Marandi [as Evy Marandis] (Annie), Francisco Nieto (Gary, Morrison henchman), Richard St. Bris (Laurence), Dina De Santis [as Dyna De Saint] (Nora, saloon singer), Olivier Mathot (Morrison), Roberto Messina [as Bob Messanger] (Mark/Matt, Morrison lieutenant), Angel Alvarez (Sam, Wallace foreman), Luigi Ciavarro [as Luis Chavarro] (Jake, Morrison henchman), Andrea Fantasia [as Andrew Hart] (Raf, ex-sheriff of Santa Monica), Stella Monclar, Augusto Funari (Pedro, Mexican assassin, Segretario di produzione)
  • Also with: Renato Terra (Jimmy, rancher)
  • Story: Silvio Siano, Mario Di Nardo
  • Screenplay: Silvio Siano, Mario Di Nardo, Ramon Lillo [as Nino Lillo]
  • Cinematography: Manuel Sanjuan [Eastmancolor, Totalscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Gioacchino Angelo
  • Song: “Canto del cowboy” sung by Bruno D’Angelo
  • Producers: G. Carrus, Domenico Luigi Rotolo

Synopsis

Rudy Wallace arrives home at the family ranch after fifteen years of absence. Only a few weeks ago his father was killed by cattle baron Morrison. Rudy intends to revive the farm but Mark, Morrison’s brutal henchman, and his gang make it clear that big boss Morrison allows no competition. They terrorize the farmers and instruct them not to sell Rudy any cattle. Just when Rudy opposes Mark in a fistfight, Raf, a Sheriff and ex-buddy of Rudy, comes to town to arrest Rudy for a murder commited in another city.

Trivia

Leading man Fred Beir (1927-1980) was an American actor mainly known for supporting roles in American movies and countless TV series such as Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-O, Kung Fu, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Rockford Files. Besides his two Spaghetti Westerns his third film done in Italy as lead actor was the Eurospy flick M.M.M. 83 (1966).

Bad guy Morrison is played by French actor Olivier Mathot, who later became a recognizable silver haired, suave (and rather stiff) regular in many B-movies produced by Paris-based company Eurocine.

Bob Messanger, who plays Morrison's athletic henchman Mark, is really stuntman Roberto Messina. He is also credited for staging the action scenes here.

German distributor Inter added a hilarious moment to their version of this film by having the dub include this dialog between Morrison and one of his men: "And you did not forget to buy lead bullets for three dollars?" "Of course not, boss!".

Three Lead Dollars shares cast, crew and sets with same year's Damned Pistols of Dallas, which it was most likely shot back-to-back with.

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