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The Hills Run Red (1966)
"Un fiume di dollari" (original title)

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After the Civil War ends, two soldiers return home with a cache of stolen money. They are caught by Union troops. One escapes, but the other is sent to prison for five years. When he gets ... See full summary »

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Hattie Gardner
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Ken Seagull / Ken Milton
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Brian Horner
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Jeff Cameron ...
Randall (blond Mendez gunman)
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Bald Mendez gunman (as Puccio Ceccarelli)
Guido Celano ...
Burger - Blacksmith
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Carson
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After the Civil War ends, two soldiers return home with a cache of stolen money. They are caught by Union troops. One escapes, but the other is sent to prison for five years. When he gets out and goes home, he finds that his wife has died in poverty because his partner kept all the money, and is now a major power in the area with an army of deadly gunmen to back him up. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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9 September 1966 (Italy)  »

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River of Dollars  »

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Union cavalry sergeant: We'll make you talk.
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Referenced in A History of Dollars (2008) See more »

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Home to My Love
Lyrics by Audrey Nohra
Music by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Gianna Spagnolo
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Decent Enough
21 September 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

In The Hills Run Red, two Confederate thieves fleeing on a stagecoach draw cards to see which one will stay on the coach to lead their pursuers away and which one will jump off and hide with their fortune in stolen loot.

Five years later the unlucky loser of that card draw (Thomas Hunter) is released from prison to find his destitute wife deceased and his son sent away by his former partner, breaking the promise the promise to take care of them that the now wealthy rancher made to his friend.

Overall, this is worth viewing despite being saddled with a wooden lead performance by Hunter (cast for his passing resemblance to Clint Eastwood?) and a less than spectacular script.

It's made enjoyable by some gorgeous photography (the canyon bushwhack/stampede scene a standout), an excellent score by an uncredited Ennio Morricone, and good support by Dan Duryea and black-leather clad villain Henry Silva.

I wonder if this was an inspiration for John Woo's A Better Tomorrow.


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