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Une corde, un colt (France, Italy 1969 / Director: Robert Hossein)

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  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Release Date: 19.4.1969
  • Filming Locations: Almería

Also known as

Cemetery Without Crosses (U.S.A.) | The Rope and the Colt | Death Valley Gunfighters | Cimitero senza croci (Italy) | Una cuerda, un colt (Spain) | Friedhof ohne Kreuze (Germany) | Haudat vailla nimeä (Finland) | Cemitério Sem Cruzes (Brazil) | Kato apo ton ourano tou Texas (Greece)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Robert Hossein (Manuel), Michéle Mercier (Maria Caine), Anne-Marie Balin (Johanna Rogers), Daniele Vargas (Will Rogers), Guido Lollobrigida (as Lee Burton)(Thomas Caine), Serge Marquand (Larry Rogers), Pierre Colett (Sheriff Ben), Chris Huerta (hotel clerk), Michel Lemoine (Eli Caine), Philippe Baronnet (Bud Rogers), Pierre Hatet (Frank Rogers), Angel Alvarez (barman), Benito Stefanelli (Ben Caine), Charly Bravo (Sam Valee), Ivano Staccioli (Valee brother), Antonio Molino Rojo (Valee brother), Jose Canalejas (Valee brother), Lorenzo Robledo (Roger henchman), Beatrice Altariba (saloon girl), Maria Gustafson (saloon girl), Simón Arriaga, Alvaro de Luna
  • Screenplay: Claude Desailly, Robert Hossein
  • Cinematography: Henri Persin [Eastmancolor, Panavision 1,78:1]
  • Music: Andre Hossein
  • Song: "A Rope and a Colt" sung by Scott Walker
  • Producers: Vincenzo Buffolo, Giulio Sbarigia

Synopsis

Ruthlessly pursued by the Rogers family following a dispute over cattle, Ben Caine (Benito Stefanelli) is chased back to the Caine Ranch. Despite his wife Maria's (Michèle Mercier) desperate pleading, the Rogers family hangs Ben Caine, forcing Maria to watch. Consumed with revenge but finding her two brothers-in-law reluctant to assist, Maria enlists the help of Manuel (Robert Hossein). Manual, presumably preoccupied with the past, wears a single black glove and lives alone in a ghost town. Manuel agrees to Maria's plan with reluctance, in part because of his deep feelings/attraction to her. Manuel finds employment as foreman at the Rogers' ranch and surreptitiously kidnaps Pa Rogers' (Daniele Vargas) only daughter Johanna (Anne-Marie Balin). With Johanna as the bait, Maria will be in the perfect position to exact her revenge on the Rogers but things don't turn out quite as planned.--The Halitosis Kid 10:21, 26 February 2007 (CET

Trivia

  • Film is dedicated to Sergio Leone who also directed the dinner scene of the movie.
  • Sergio Leone was supposed to play the role of the hotel desk clerk in the film but was eventually replaced by Chris Huerta. Christopher Frayling now admits that when he reviewed Leone's performance in the movie, he was watching a very bad print, and didn't realise that he had mistaken Chris Huerta for Sergio Leone. However, he maintains that "everyone" he spoke to when researching his book on Leone, claims that Leone played the part for the cameras. If we are to believe "everyone", then maybe Leone's version of the Hotel clerk scene was shot but not used, and instead replaced by Chris Huerta's version of the role.
  • Dario Argento is credited as a co-writer in most international prints, but has according to Hossein nothing to do with the film.

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