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Gunlaw (1967)
"I giorni dell'ira" (original title)

M  |   |  Western  |  November 1969 (USA)
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Amiable, unassertive Scott Mary picks up the trash, cleans the toilets, sweeps the floors in the town of Clifton. Then a gunfighter comes to town. He offers advice and guidance to Scott who... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Giuliano Gemma ...
Walter Rilla ...
Murph Allan Short
Christa Linder ...
Gwen
Yvonne Sanson ...
Vivien Skill
Lukas Ammann ...
Judge Cutchell
Andrea Bosic ...
Abel Murray
Ennio Balbo ...
Turner - the banker
José Calvo ...
Blind Bill (as Pepe Calvo)
Giorgio Gargiullo ...
Killer
Anna Orso ...
Eileen (Judge Cutchell's daughter)
Karl-Otto Alberty ...
Sam Corbitt (as Hans Otto Alberty)
Nino Nini ...
Marshall / Sheriff Nigel
Virgilio Gazzolo ...
Mr. Barton - Owner of Arms Shop
Eleonora Morana ...
Mrs. Barton - Woman sending a letter
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Amiable, unassertive Scott Mary picks up the trash, cleans the toilets, sweeps the floors in the town of Clifton. Then a gunfighter comes to town. He offers advice and guidance to Scott who quickly begins to toughen and mature, thus upsetting the balance of power in the town. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Lee Van Cleef has been dirty, "ugly" and downright mean... now watch him get violent. See more »

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In the film, Scott Mary's mule is called Sartana; a common name for a gunslinger character in other spaghetti western films. See more »

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Scott Mary: Hey, listen, stranger, what town is this?
Stranger: Bowie. Bowie, at least for now.
Scott Mary: For now? Why?
Stranger: Because it's going to be hell here pretty soon!
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The Days Of Anger [III] [I Giorni Dell'Ira (#3)]
Composed by Riz Ortolani
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Cool Spaghetti full of fury , action, and portentous duels.
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This clever and successful Spaghetti Western that owes a considerable debt to Leone deals about a miserable bastard named Scott(Giuliano Gemma), he's mistreated, pushed and kicked by village people . Then arrives an occasional mysterious visitor, a too smart bad guy, he's a tough gunslinger named Frank(Lee Van Cleef). He befriends Scott and acts as protector of the humiliated young . The gunfighter teams up with the hapless young man against the persons mistreated him and then Scott carries out a personal vendetta .

The film displays psychological characters-in deep, shootouts,action Western and being enough entertaining. The movie contains typical particularities Spaghetti, as is full of fury, sadism, bloodbaths, and portentous close-ups of grime-encrusted faces. Gulianno Gemma is good as unfortunate bastard working in worst and dirtiest labors, and Lee van Cleef is cool as cruel gunslinger . As secondaries appear Jose Calvo(Silvanito in ' A fistful of dollars')and usual of Spaghetti as Benito Stefanelli(habitual master of arms), Andrea Bosic and Ricardo Palacios. Furthermore, Ivonne Sanson as brothel Madame , she was a known actress in Italian melodramas and an uncredited Al Mulock ( he was one of the mythic trio at the beginning of 'One upon a time in the West' along with Jack Elam and Woody Strode) .The producers Alfonso Sansone and Chroscicki produced 'Day of Anger'with quite budget. The picture is full of nice sound by Riz Ortalani and correctly photographed by Enzo Sarafian.The motion picture is well directed by Tonino Valerii who was Sergio Leone's assistant. Valerii managed to make a fluid, witty and agreeable SW. He proved his experience in Western such as ¨Bounty hunter, Death a President, A reason to live a reason to die and My name is nobody¨.

This Spaghetti Western along with 'Da Uomo a Uomo(Giulio Petroni with Lee Van Cleef-John Philip Law)'led to recovery in the popularity of 'horse opera' after Leone hits. Both are a masterpieces about gunslinger/disciple theme, and developing a paternal-filial relationship. Another films about this issue are the following : 'All'ombra di un colt(65)'by Gianni Grimaldi with Conrado San Martin and Stephen Forsyth; 'Bandits(1967)'by Massimo Dallamano with Enrico Maria Salerno and Venantino Venantini and 'Beyond the Law(68)' by Giorgio Stegani with Lee Van Cleef and Alfonso Sabato.


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