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The Rope and the Colt (1969)
"Une corde, un Colt..." (original title)

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Manuel is a leather-clad killer, drawn into a tragic kidnap/murder plot by his former flame Maria Caine.

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Complete credited cast:
Michèle Mercier ...
Robert Hossein ...
Guido Lollobrigida ...
Thomas Caine (as Lee Burton)
Daniele Vargas ...
Will Rogers (as Daniel Vargas)
Serge Marquand ...
Larry Rogers
Pierre Hatet ...
Frank Rogers
Philippe Baronnet ...
Bud Rogers
Pierre Collet ...
Sheriff Ben
Ivano Staccioli ...
Vallee
Béatrice Altariba ...
Saloon Woman
Michel Lemoine ...
Eli Caine
Anne-Marie Balin ...
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Simón Arriaga ...
Employé de Rogers
José Canalejas ...
Un frère Valley
Álvaro de Luna ...
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Manuel is a leather-clad killer, drawn into a tragic kidnap/murder plot by his former flame Maria Caine.

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25 January 1969 (France)  »

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Cemetery Without Crosses  »

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On an interview included on the German DVD, Robert Hossein claims that Dario Argento was not involved in writing the screenplay. Dario Argento is listed in the credits on the Italian and German versions but not on the French version. See more »

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an excellent, well-made spaghetti western
6 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very good eurowestern that will have you in its grip from start to finish.

It is beautifully filmed with lots of desolate wide open desert, and impressive mountain scenery. The film has a feeling of loneliness as much of it takes place in a deserted ghost town which has apparently become the home of the protagonist.

The movie is populated with bitter characters that are primarily motivated by revenge. There are no happy endings here. This definitely wasn't "the feel good movie of the year," which is a good thing. The female lead is a beautiful woman in black with little left to live for other than seeing her husband's killers pay for his death. Her relationship with Manuel, the man she goes to for help with her plan, is a very intriguing one. This is because we are left to wonder what their history is until close to the end of the film when it is finally revealed.

The music score is excellent. The opening/closing theme is a great spaghetti western ballad with vocals. The music during the film is mostly guitar designed to create feelings of suspense and sadness. There's also a touch of organ thrown in for good measure. It all works wonderfully with the film.

This is a high-quality spaghetti western that is riveting and entertaining. I highly recommend this one. If you get the chance to see it, don't pass it up.


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