Django (1966)

Unrated  |   |  Western  |  December 1966 (USA)
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A coffin-dragging gunfighter and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter struggle between two feuding factions - a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican rebels.



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Complete credited cast:
José Bódalo ...
Gen. Hugo Rodriguez (as José Bodalo)
Ángel Álvarez ...
Nathaniel the Bartender (as Angel Alvarez)
Brother Jonathan (as Jimmy Douglas)
Simón Arriaga ...
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Klan Member (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Remo De Angelis ...
Ricardo (as Erik Schippers)
Rafael Albaicín ...
Member of Hugo's Gang (as Raphael Albaicin)
José Canalejas ...
Member of Hugo's Gang (as José Canalecas)
Eduardo Fajardo ...


In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and, later, arrives in a town ravaged by the same bandits. The scene for confrontation is set. But why does he drag that coffin everywhere and who, or what, is in it? Written by Michael Lawn <>

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A century ago on the low hills along the border between the southern states and turbulent Mexico, a mystery man appeared... a man with a sad, impenetrable face. Who was that man? What was his secret? See more »




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Release Date:

December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jango  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,150 (USA) (21 December 2012)


$25,097 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sergio Corbucci:  [Handheld camera during action scenes]  The bar fight between Django and Ricardo. See more »


Promotional materials for Blue Underground's releases of the film proclaim that the Italian version uses Franco Nero's voice for the character of Django. This is incorrect - Nero was, in fact, dubbed by actor/voice actor Nando Gazzolo. See more »


Nataniele: I sure never thought I'd end up grave-digging and not even getting paid for it, either. Anyhow, it's better to be above ground doing that than below ground doing nothing.
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Referenced in Any Gun Can Play (1967) See more »


Django (theme)
Lyrics by Franco Migliacci (as Migliacci) and Robert Mellin (uncredited)
Composed by Luis Bacalov (as Enriquez)
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai (uncredited)
Performed by Rocky Roberts
Published by General Music [it]
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Mystical central figure
31 March 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

At least in Europe, this other spaghetti western variation of Kurosawa's Yojimbo was probably even more influential than the film that created the genre, A Fistful of Dollars, with countless imitations, rip-offs, sequels, remakes. The title hero is again very different from traditional Western heroes, but this time he is a much more mystical (almost religious) figure than even the man with no name, and the places he goes to are even dirtier and more desperate and downtrodden than any place we would find in a Leone Western.

The impressive opening sequence shows Django dragging a coffin behind him through a muddy and featureless landscape, accompanied by Bacalov's title song (not Morricone, for a change), heading for his first battle. The coffin, his dark coat, and the mystique around him make him appear like an angel of death, invoking associations with the Red Death character in Roger Corman's Masque of the Red Death. Django is not quite as untouchable and supernatural, but the body count in his trace is comparable.

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