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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Django! A new, ruthless, violent film! Featuring a great new star... Franco Nero! And a great supporting cast! See more »




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Release Date:

December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jango  »

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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?


The film spawned hundreds of unofficial sequels. Some were incorrectly titled Django, and were only titled so to cash in on the original. The film was so popular in Germany that almost every Franco Nero western there bears the Django name. See more »


During the bar fight, a cameraman can be seen in the background. See more »


Django: [to a gang] A woman shouldn't be treated in that way.
Klan Member: What's that you said?
Django: It's not important. And if I bothered you, would you accept my apology?
[shoots all five]
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Referenced in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 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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Lovely little Leone tribute!
6 January 2005 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

As soon as the familiar Spaghetti Western tones hit, you know you're going to be in for a treat and that's what this film certainly is. Franco Nero plays the character that would eventually become synonymous with his name; the mythical Django. The story takes more than it's fair share of influence from Sergio Leone's 'Dollar' trilogy, and the plot of this film is pretty much a re-run of the plot that Leone took from Kurosawa's Yojimbo to make 'A Fistful of Dollars'. We follow the title character, a man that carries his 'burial suit' around with him (that's a coffin to you and me) and saves a young woman from being killed by a group of bandits. When Django takes her back to town, he finds himself in the middle of a feud between those bandits and a group of Mexicans, a situation that he hopes to make the best of for himself...

It's impossible not to see how Leone's westerns have influenced this film. However, Sergio Corbucci hasn't merely stolen and the result is somewhat original. The classically styled score blends well with the images shown on screen, and some of the sequences in the film are truly powerful. Franco Nero may well be no Clint Eastwood, but he brings charm and credibility to his character and does well with the role, even if he is perhaps slightly too pretty to pull it off to the extent that it could have been done to. The film features lots of mud (yes, mud), and this gives it the dirty, downtrodden feel that is congruent with what audiences have come to expect from the spaghetti western sub-genre. The title tune, which is about the central character is very over the top, and almost comes across as being comical; but it's a part of the Django film and like the rest of it; very fun and easy to like. If you like Leone's westerns (and let's face it, who doesn't?), you'll like this.

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