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Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire (1968)

When outlaw Clay McCord learns the Governor of New Mexico has offered an amnesty to all who apply for it at the town of Tuscosa, he is intrigued but suspicious. He circles the vicinity, ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Clay McCord
Tuscosa Marshal Roy W. Colby
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Dr. Chase
'Cheap' Charlie
Franco Lantieri ...
Deputy Marshal Butler
Giampiero Albertini ...
Fred Duskin (Clay's partner)
Krant (boss of Escondido)
Nicoletta Machiavelli ...
Laurinda (as Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fortunato Arena
Franco Balducci
Silla Bettini
Spartaco Conversi
Gino Marturano
Rosa Palomar ...
Ruby (as Rosita Palomar)


When outlaw Clay McCord learns the Governor of New Mexico has offered an amnesty to all who apply for it at the town of Tuscosa, he is intrigued but suspicious. He circles the vicinity, weighing the offer and encountering other outlaws, all the while troubled by occasional "spells" resembling the epileptic fits which plagued his father. Eventually McCord reaches Tuscosa where he clashes with the local marshal, Roy Colby. The Governor then arrives and tries to calm the situation, knowing that if McCord asks for amnesty, other outlaws will follow. Events lead to a shoot-out with McCord, Colby, and the Governor on one side while a band of outlaws comprise the other. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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1 May 1968 (USA)  »

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A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die  »

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Alex Cord did all of his own stunts. See more »


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

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A terrible waste of time.
15 January 2003 | by (Hope B.C. Canada) – See all my reviews

Carcasses galore do not a better movie make. Some guy with an unnamed palsey like affliction in his hand goes around blowing people away by the dozen. For an example he rides into a camp, shoots about fifteen people and next is seen riding off on their wagon. He must have needed a wagon.

We get a flashback scene wherein the principal is seen as a boy of around nine kneeling over his father in the street while his dad is having an attack of the obviously genetic palsey. Ten or so men stand around and laugh at the boy's father in derision. The kid gets mad and grabs a gun and shoots them all dead. We are supposed to presume the kid goes on with the business of growing up without answering any repercussions from having committed this mass murder in the middle of town. Uhh...ok. Right. That could happen.

This movie plays like a Sergio Leone copy done by an elementary school drama club. When in doubt, shoot some characters.

The most unrealistic aspect of this film is that there is no way the main character would have been able to travel around on horseback carrying that amount of lead ammunition required to kill as many as he does. Hey, maybe thats why he needed the wagon.

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