MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,477 this week

A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968)
"...e per tetto un cielo di stelle" (original title)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 257 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

(as Giulio Petrony)

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 204 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 23 Nov 2011
 
a list of 729 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 02 Jul 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 12 Aug 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968)

A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Massacre Time (1966)
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A prospector must fight a sadistic man and his son who have taken over his ranch.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Franco Nero, George Hilton, Linda Sini
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A spaghetti western in which three adventurers team up during the Mexican Revolution. Mary O'Donnell, a radical Irish journalist, wants to foment a peasant revolt in Mexico. She enlists the... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave
Run, Man, Run (1968)
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Several competing groups and mavericks (including the lead character Cuchillo) are hunting a gold treasure of $3,000,000. The gold was reserved for the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Tomas Milian, Donald O'Brien, John Ireland
War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Dan Vadis, Sophie Daumier
Bandidos (1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Renowned gunman Richard Martin is traveling on a train, held up by Billy Kane, a former student of Martin's. Kane spares Martin, but only after shooting his hands. Years later, Martin meets... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Terry Jenkins, Enrico Maria Salerno, Cris Huerta
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dubious Bounty Killer Hank Fellows tracks bank stage coaches to observe them being robbed. Only afterwards does he move in on the bandits to collect his reward. The manager of the Omaha ... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Craig Hill, George Martin, Piero Lulli
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Sergio Garrone
Stars: Anthony Steffen, William Berger, Mario Brega
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Rafael Romero Marchent
Stars: Gianni Garko, Guglielmo Spoletini, María Silva
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Kirk Warren, a former spy, is to be executed because he tried to steal a million dollars. But he is saved by Colonel Smithson because Sir Wilcox has prepared a mission for him. Warren has ... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, George Martin, Lorella De Luca
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This superior Spaghetti western scrutinizes the greed and paranoia that afflict four men as they struggle among themselves to unearth a fortune in gold from a remote Southwestern mine ...

Director: Giorgio Capitani
Stars: Van Heflin, Gilbert Roland, Klaus Kinski
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Bitto Albertini
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Cheen Lie, Tommy Polgár
Wanted (1967)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A local sheriff is unjustly accused of murder in a small town and forced to flee. He gets rid of his enemies one by one and tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Germán Cobos, Teresa Gimpera
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ...
Mario Adorf ...
Harry
Magda Konopka ...
Federico Boido ...
Roger Pratt (as Rick Boyd)
Cris Huerta ...
Fat man in stagecoach (as Chris Huerta)
Julie Menard ...
Sirene / Donna
...
Samuel Pratt (as Anthony M. Dawson)
Sandro Dori ...
Sirene's husband
Franco Balducci ...
Brent
Peter Branco
Franco Lantieri
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
(as Ivan Scratuglia)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paolo Magalotti ...
Pratt's henchman (as Piero Magalotti)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 August 1968 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A SKY FULL OF STARS FOR A ROOF (Giulio Petroni, 1968) ***
24 August 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

The first time I watched this I rated it only **1/2; among the first to send up the Spaghetti Western genre, I tended to overlook it in favor of the director's more sobering DEATH RIDES A HORSE and TEPEPA (both 1968). Still, it's such an engaging, consistently entertaining and often uproariously funny film that rating it any lower than *** would suggest that it's less than good, which certainly isn't the case!

The film's rambling narrative revolves yet again around the buddy-buddy formula in an obviously broader vein; even so, the film has its serious side since it opens with a stagecoach massacre and a similar fate befalls a couple of traveling circus performers towards the end - the perpetrators are a gang of criminals hotly in pursuit of ex-comrade and sharpshooter Giuliano Gemma who wants out (he doesn't even carry a gun anymore), preferring to make his living as a confidence-trickster (which, as it turns out, is no less precarious or law-abiding than being a bandit!).

His companion, more often dupe, is Mario Adorf turning in an inspired performance as the gullible and gruff yet amiable would-be rancher (whom Gemma embroils in many a scheme - fake telegraph service, circus acts involving a siren and Adorf himself fitted with a loincloth and breathing fire - to fleece the unsuspecting townsfolk). At one point, Adorf himself is made to invest all his savings in an inexistent bank and, later, falls for his partner's ruse that a funeral procession they meet up with is for a famous bandit who has a fortune buried in his back-yard (only to learn, after having dug a hole "all the way down to Hell", that he had been wheelchair-bound since childhood) just so Gemma could make out with the deceased's luscious young wife - the dinner-table scene between Gemma and Magda Konopka here is highly reminiscent of the celebrated one featured in TOM JONES (1963). Forsaking Gemma for a visionary drunk, Adorf manages to rob a gold shipment by posing as a Wells Fargo employee - though his partner in this venture turns out to be a bloodthirsty maniac who mows down an entire Army platoon which sets out in pursuit of them!

Anthony Dawson turns up at the climax as the sadistic chief villain; having taken refuge in Adorf's dilapidated ranch (which they leisurely restore), our heroes then see their dreamhouse literally go up in smoke when they are forced to blow the place up with Dawson's gang still inside! The tireless Ennio Morricone provides yet another exemplary score; the wistful main theme is especially striking.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Geat movie + magazine the_dead_crow
Discuss A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?