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19 September 1963 (Italy) See more »
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An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Richard Harrison ... Richard - Ricardo 'Gringo' Martinez
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart ... Sheriff Lance Corbett (also as G.R. Stuart) (as Giacomo Rossi Stuart)
Mikaela ... Maria Huertas
Sara Lezana ... Elisa ' Lisa' Martinez
Daniel Martín ... Manuel Martinez (as Dan Martin)
Barta Barri ... Lou Stedman (as Barta Barry)

Aldo Sambrell ... Juan Guardo (as Ald Sambrell)
Agustín González ... Risitas Wilson (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Barbara Simon ... Rosa Cardena (as Bruna Simoniato)
Ángel Solano ... Miller (as Mike Solano)
Gonzalo Esquiroz ... King Wilson (as Gonzalo Ezquiro)
Rodolfo del Campo ... Doctor (as Sam Field)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guillermo Vera ... Mexicano
Xan das Bolas ... Barbero (uncredited)
José Calvo ... Francisco (uncredited)
José Luis Chinchilla ... Hombre del sheriff (uncredited)
Tito García ... Herrero (uncredited)
Rufino Inglés ... Jugador (uncredited)
Alfonso Rojas ... Don Esteban (uncredited)
Rafael Vaquero ... Tendero (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ricardo Blasco  (as Richard Blasco)
 
Writing credits
James Donald Prindle (story) (as J. Prindle)

Albert Band (screenplay) and
Ricardo Blasco (screenplay) (as Richard Blasco)

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
José Gutiérrez Maesso .... executive producer (as J.G. Maesso)
José Gutiérrez Maesso .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone  (as Dan Savio)
 
Cinematography by
Massimo Dallamano  (as Jack Dalmas)
 
Film Editing by
Rosa G. Salgado  (as Rosy Salgado)
 
Set Decoration by
Francisco Canet 
 
Makeup Department
Franck Puyol .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Miguel Ángel Martín Proharán .... production supervisor (as M. A. Proharam)
Jack Smith .... production manager (as John Smith)
Guillermo Zuñiga .... production manager (as Guillermo Zuniga)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Arambillet .... assistant director
 
Stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddy Gillot .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Dicky Jones .... composer: song "A Gringo Like Me"
Ennio Morricone .... musical director (as Leo Nichols)
 
Other crew
Elisabeth Campo .... continuity
Peter Coll .... production assistant
John Gracia .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Duello nel Texas" - Spain (original title)
"Gunfight in the Red Sands" - USA
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Runtime:
97 min | Spain:95 min | West Germany:80 min
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Composer Dan Savio is Ennio Morricone, using one of the two pseudonyms he used for early work.See more »
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a solid, entertaining shoot-em-up, 19 July 2014
Author: spider89119 from United States

Gunfight At Red Sands is an excellent early spaghetti western. It is probably the best pre-1965 eurowestern I have seen.

I wouldn't be surprised if this spaghetti was the one that started it all, as far as the style goes. The other early examples of the genre I have seen seem to be lacking in the defining characteristics that make these films so great, but this movie has all of the stylistic elements in place. The ultra-bleak depiction of life in the west, a couple of oddball off-kilter characters, a great music score (by the master, Morricone, no less), some great suspense-building camera work, a dramatic showdown, and lots of rousing action really make this one stand out.

The acting in the film is very good, and definitely above-average for a eurowestern. Richard Harrison is great in the role of "Gringo." Giacomo Rossi-Stuart also does an excellent job in the role of Sheriff Corbett. All of the other players are great as well. The character "Lisa," played by Sara Lezana, is one of the strongest female characters I have seen in a western. She's every bit as tough, and can shoot as well as any other character in the story, and she has a very prominent role in the most important action scenes of the film.

The story is a very engaging one, and it moves along at a really good pace. There are no slow parts or fillers in this movie. There is also a strong element of mystery, as Gringo has to do a fair amount of detective work to figure out who murdered his father.

All in all, this is a great movie that no spaghetti western fan should overlook.

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