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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.

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(as Dario Silvestri)

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(screenplay), (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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

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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Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

7 October 1968 (Italy)  »

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God Was in the West, Too, at One Time  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in O faflatas (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart Of Stone
Composed by Carlo Savina
Vocals Performed by Raul Lovecchio (as Raoul)
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A Satisfying Italian Western
27 October 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

After much wrangling over a treasure map, mystery man (and pacifist!) Richard Harrison leads a group of men and a young boy in search of an ex-Confederate's stolen gold, battling bandits and eventually one another to be the last one standing.

Between God, The Devil And A Winchester is a great spaghetti western with lots of action and a satisfying adventure loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Gilbert Roland is excellent as a wily wagon master with an iron gauntlet on his hand, who plays all sides and may or may not be a villain. His performance in this is an absolute pleasure to watch and makes up for any of the film's shortcomings.


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