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Day of Anger (1967)

I giorni dell'ira (original title)
M | | Western | November 1969 (USA)
A scruffy garbage boy becomes the pupil of a famed gunfighter, and the stage for confrontation is set when the gunman becomes unhinged and overruns the boy's town through violence and corruption.

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Murph Allan Scott
Christa Linder ...
Gwen
Ennio Balbo ...
Turner - Banker
Lukas Ammann ...
Judge Cutcher
Andrea Bosic ...
Abel Murray
José Calvo ...
Blind Bill (as Pepe Calvo)
Giorgio Gargiullo ...
Sheriff Nigel
Anna Orso ...
Eileen Cutcher
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Blonde Deputy with Harmonica (as Hans Otto Alberty)
Nino Nini ...
Doctor Cullen
Virgilio Gazzolo ...
Mr. Barton - Storekeeper
Eleonora Morana ...
Mrs. Barton
Benito Stefanelli ...
Owen White - Killer
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Around the 27 min. mark Lee Van Cleef's character Talby walks through a street with white buildings. This is the exact same set seen in the movie For a Few Dollars More also starring Lee Van Cleef (and Clint Eastwood). The particular scene in Day of Anger is also shot from the exact same perspective and angle as in For a Few Dollars More when Clint Eastwood's character has a short stand off with three Mexican gunslingers. See more »

Goofs

When Scott gees his horse to go after Talby in the English version, his yells are simply reused from the Italian version (despite their two voice actors sounding very different). See more »

Quotes

Vivien Skill: Show too much and you can't sell it.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

To The Last Shot [II] [Fino all'ultimo colpo (#2)]
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Composed by Riz Ortolani
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Cool Spaghetti full of fury , action , and portentous duels.
4 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

This clever and successful Spaghetti Western that owes a considerable debt to Leone deals with a miserable bastard named Scott (Giuliano Gemma) who runs errands and works menial jobs in a little town ; as he's mistreated , pushed and kicked by ruthless villagers . Then , there arrives an occasional mysterious visitor , a too smart bad guy , he's a two-fisted gunslinger named Frank (Lee Van Cleef) . He befriends Scott and acts as protector of the humiliated young who receives advice from the gunslinger and he becomes tough , surpassing his teacher . The gunfighter teams up with the hapless young man against the nasty townspeople mistreated him and then Scott carries out a personal vendetta . Later on , it takes place fateful happenings , as they never thought it could happen in their town .

The film displays psychological characters-in deep , shootouts , action Western and being enough entertaining . The movie contains typical particularities Spaghetti , as it is filled with 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 was well directed by Tonino Valeri 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 his biggest hit : ¨My name is nobody¨ with Henry Fonda and Terence Hill .

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 of them are masterpieces about gunslinger/disciple theme , and developing a paternal-filial relationship . Other films about this issue are the followings : '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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