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$1,000 on the Black (1966)

1000 dollari sul nero (original title)
Twelve years ago, Sartana framed his brother Johnny for murder and stole his girlfriend. Now the town's undisputed boss and doted over by his possessive mother, Sartana seems safe - until, his sentence served, Johnny rides back into town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steffen ...
Johnny Liston
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Sartana Liston (as John Garko)
Erika Blanc ...
Joselita Rogers
Carlo D'Angelo ...
Judge Waldorf (as Charles of Angel)
Sieghardt Rupp ...
Ralph
Angelica Ott ...
Mary
Daniela Igliozzi ...
Manuela Holt
Franco Fantasia ...
Sheriff (as Frank Farrell)
Gianni Solaro ...
Gino Marturano ...
Angry Man in Bar
Olga Solbelli ...
Woman begging for Mercy
Gaetano Scala ...
Sartana Henchman
Ettore Arena
Mario Dionisi ...
Sartana Henchman
Roberto Miali ...
Jerry Holt (as Jerry Wilson)
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Twelve years ago, Sartana framed his brother Johnny for murder and stole his girlfriend. Now the town's undisputed boss and doted over by his possessive mother, Sartana seems safe - until, his sentence served, Johnny rides back into town.

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$1,000 on the Black  »

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First appearance of the Sartana character. See more »

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Featured in Erika Blanc nei western italiani (2014) See more »

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Necklace of Pearls
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Written by Michele Lacerenza (music) and at Gancarossa
Performed by Peter Boon
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Oh brother...
19 January 2017 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

After returning from twelve years in jail for a murder he did not commit, a man returns to his home town to confront his brother Sartana who he knows framed him for the crime. Sartana now rules over the area with the help of his gang of thugs but not only that, he's also stolen his brother's woman. The good brother sets about putting this right.

This is quite notable for being a more serious minded spaghetti western than was the norm. Despite this, it's still a fast-paced and entertaining affair. The plot-line is still fairly typical for the genre and by the end of this you can't say it doesn't deliver the usual spaghetti goods. Ultimately, though, it boils down to a tale of two brothers, with Anthony Steffen playing good one and Gianni Garko the one who's psychotic.


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