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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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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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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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Frank Talby: Punches are like bullets. If you don't make the first ones count, Scotty, you might just be finished.
Scott Mary: I'll remember that.
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To The Last Shot [Fino all'ultimo colpo]
Composed by Riz Ortolani
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Thrilling spaghetti western with two great performances
8 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lee Van Cleef has always been an unsung hero. Although an instantly recognisable face with those cat-like eyes and chiselled cheekbones, there will be few casual film-goers who will be able to name many films of his outside of For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966). In Day of Anger, he may not take the lead role, but his Frank Talby, the dangerous yet charismatic gunfighter who wanders into town one day, steals the screen and your attention thanks to Van Cleef's formidable presence, proving that he was one of cinema's greatest character actors.

In the small town of Clifton, bastard-born street sweeper Scott Mary (Euro-western legend Giuliano Gemma) is ridiculed and bullied due to his social status. When Frank Talby strolls into Clifton on the back of his horse, he sides with Scott, and ends up shooting a man in his defence. When Frank leaves, Scott follows in the hope of being taught how to be a great gunfighter. Frank agrees, but has some brutal lessons to teach him. But they find themselves returning to Clifton in the search of money owed to Frank by Wild Jack (Once Upon a Time in the West's (1968) Al Mulock), where Frank hopes to deal some swift justice and make a mark of his own.

A protégé of Sergio Leone, this was director Tonino Valerri's second movie in the chair, and he certainly knows how to shoot a western. It doesn't share the extreme close-up's of Leone's work, but builds it's fair share of tension, climaxing in an inevitable yet thrilling climax between teacher and student. The film is superbly filmed, backed by a ridiculously catchy score by Riz Ortolani from which the title song was used in Django Unchained (2012). But the film's biggest boast is in the performances of Van Cleef and Gemma, the former proving he can play as good an anti-hero as any of his peers, and the latter convincing throughout his massive character shift. Highly recommended.

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