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

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  1 May 1968 (USA)
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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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Clay McCord
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Tuscosa Marshal Roy W. Colby
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Enzo Fiermonte ...
Dr. Chase
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'Cheap' Charlie
Franco Lantieri ...
Deputy Marshal Butler
Giampiero Albertini ...
Fred Duskin (Clay's partner)
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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)
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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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Alex Cord did all of his own stunts. See more »

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Not Bad Italian Western.
6 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Alex Cord plays Clay McCord(how apt!), an outlaw who has traveled to New Mexico on the promise of amnesty given by its governor(Robert Ryan). Unfortunately, Clay gets challenged by the local sheriff(Arthur Kennedy) who doesn't agree with the governor's plans, and decides to use Clay to lure other outlaws to the state, so that he can deal with them all at once. This leads to a big showdown at the end.

Not bad western is clearly based on the style of the Sergio Leone westerns, and is a decent attempt at doing so, though of course is not as stylish or memorable. Good cast, and an interesting character detail of Clay having epilepsy like his father, which sometimes makes him vulnerable.


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