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God Was in the West, Too, at One Time (1968)

Anche nel west c'era una volta Dio (original title)
A man gains access to a treasure map and persuades a guide (Juan Chasquisdo) to accompany him in his search to recover it. Both are pursued by bandits.


(as Dario Silvestri)


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Complete credited cast:
Juan Chasquisdo
Father Pat Jordan
Ennio Girolami ...
Marco Serraldo
Folco Lulli ...
Colonel Bob Ford
Raf Baldassarre ...
Roberto Camardiel ...
Uncle Pink
Humberto Sempere ...
Luis Barboo ...
Gonzalo de Esquiroz ...
(as Gonzalo Esquiroz)
Rocco Lerro
José Luis Lluch
Mirella Pamphili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xan das Bolas


A stranger being chased by bandits dies in an accident, but not before he has had a chance to hide a treasure map the bandits wanted. A boy witnesses where it was hidden, retrieves it and passes it on to the local preacher. The preacher recognizes that much of the treasure was likely that from a local mission. He sets out to get it before the bandits find it. Written by Fryingham

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An orgy of bloodletting that very few will survive.




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7 October 1968 (Italy)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa # 52430 delivered on 2-10-1968. See more »


Referenced in O faflatas (1971) See more »


Heart Of Stone
Composed by Carlo Savina
Vocals Performed by Raul Lovecchio (as Raoul)
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BETWEEN GOD, THE DEVIL AND A WINCHESTER (Marino Girolami, 1968) **1/2
9 February 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

While nothing special in itself (and in spite of its portentous title), this one scores a few points for transposing Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate adventure "Treasure Island" to a Spaghetti Western landscape! Folco Lulli plays the Billy Bones figure – who sets the plot in motion; 'Long John Silver' is Gilbert Roland, sporting an iron hand instead of a wooden leg! Also involved are preacher Richard Harrison, while 'Jim Hawkins' is incarnated by a Mexican boy (who, naturally, befriends the roguish Roland).

Director Girolami (using the pseudonym Dario Silvestri), who dabbled in everything from comedy to action-oriented efforts, is the lesser-known father of cult film-maker Enzo G. Castellari (curiously enough, Roland co-starred in the latter's debut feature – ANY GUN CAN PLAY [1967] – which, incidentally, is also a Spaghetti Western). The film remains watchable, thanks also to a notable score from Carlo Savina; it does, however, include a couple of almost campy moments – one in which a badman is set on fire when a Mexican girl he has attempted to rape breaks a lantern over his head, but he takes care to repeatedly shoot her prior to expiring himself(!); another is when Roland's thin cigar is lit by a shot fired from the gun being handled by non-practitioner Harrison!

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