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Giuliano Carnimeo (screenplay)
Lamberto Benvenuti (screenplay)
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  (in credits order)

Jeffrey Hunter ... Joe Collins
Pascale Petit ... Lisa Martin
Giovanni Pallavicino ... Gomez (also as Gianni Pallavicino) (as Gordon York)
Reza Fazeli ... Paco
Nello Pazzafini ... Fernando (as Ted Carter)
Adolfo Lastretti ... Rev. Riley (as Peter Lastrett)
Mario Dardanelli ... Chato (as Darlo Darnel)
Umberto Di Grazia ... Bandit
Anthony Blod ... Bobo (as Anthony Blond)
Serafino Profumo ... Miguel (as Seraphino Profumo)
Daniela Giordano ... Juanita
Piero Lulli ... Paul Martin (as Peter Lull)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pietro Ceccarelli ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Giuliano Carnimeo  (as A. Ascot)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lamberto Benvenuti  screenplay
Lamberto Benvenuti  story
Leonardo Benvenuti  (additional material) (as Ralph Grave)
Giuliano Carnimeo  screenplay
Hugo Fregonese  screenplay
Hugo Fregonese  story

Produced by
Hugo Fregonese .... producer
Original Music by
Gianni Ferrio 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
Production Design by
Amedeo Mellone 
Costume Design by
Luciana Marinucci 
Makeup Department
Laura Bocchini .... assistant makeup artist
Anacleto Giustini .... makeup artist
Maria Grazia Nardi .... hair stylist (as M.Grazia Nardi)
Production Management
Enrico Bologna .... production supervisor
Felice Paciotti .... production manager
Art Department
Paola Mugnai .... set dresser
Oreste Sabatini .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Alberto Fucile .... sound recordist
Umberto Picistrelli .... sound
Special Effects by
Celeste Battistelli .... special effects
Gaetano Scala .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Cotta E. Foster .... still photographer
Sergio Martinelli .... camera operator
Carlo Tafani .... assistant camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Massimo Bolongaro .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Bruno Micheli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jula De Palma .... composer: song "Era un Cowboy"
Gianni Ferrio .... conductor
Nick Therry .... composer: song "Find a Place to Die"
Other crew
Celeste Battistelli .... arms supplier
Elio Ottaviani .... production secretary
Gaetano Scala .... master of arms
Antonio Trapasso .... cashier
Vittoria Vigorelli .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"Joe... cercati un posto per morire!" - Italy (original title)
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89 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Solidly entertaining pasta oater, 2 February 2010
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Giulio Carinomeo (aka Anthony Ascott) was not really in the class of great Italian directors like Sergio Leone or Sergio Corbucci, but he was a solid Spaghetti Western director, and this is one of his better efforts. A pair of husband-and-wife American adventurers discover a vein of gold in the badlands of Mexico controlled by a notorious Mexican bandit named "Chato". They are besieged by bandits and the husband is crippled and trapped by a rock slide, so his wife (Pascale Petit) has to go for help to the rough-and-tumble nearby town of "Nido de Aguila" ("Eagle's Nest")where most of the surly locals are much more interested in trying to rape the pretty "gringa" than in helping her rescue her husband. She does meet a seemingly amoral American mercenary (Jeffrey Hunter), who agrees to help her out for a share of the gold, and the latter puts together a gang of treacherous Mexican cutthroats (as well as false gringo preacher)to accompany them. The pair are in jeopardy then not only from "Chato's" band, but from their own vicious gang.

There is a real aura of menace hanging over this movie as pretty much all these rough men are after "the gold . . .and the woman" in that order. (Ironically, these Mexican borderlands are still pretty much ruled by bandits, but it's drugs rather than gold or gringas that they fight over these days). There's a surprising amount of female nudity here for this genre (although not much by the standards of later Italian genre films). The woman are pretty much treated like chattel, but it isn't so much Petit's gringa that gets freely passed around as a guitar-playing Mexican prostitute (former Miss Italy Daniela Giordano with a spray-on tan). The Old West was not portrayed with this much raw savagery in any of the American Westerns and really only a few of the Italian ones like "Cutthroat Nine" or "Four for the Apocalypse".

The real weak link here is probably Jeffrey Hunter as the only halfway decent guy around. He looks the part of a mercenary, but he just isn't very compelling. There were any number of Italian or expatriate American actors who could have played this role better. The end also doesn't really live up to the sense of menace created in the early going, and exploitative tag-line, "They came for the gold and her body. . . they didn't get the gold" is pretty inaccurate (for better or worse) as another reviewer mentioned. Still, this is a solidly entertaining pasta oater

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