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Death Rides a Horse (1966)

Da uomo a uomo (original title)
In the Old West a little boy witnesses the murder of his family by gunmen and grows up with plans to track them all down, and kill them.

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Walcott's Henchman in Waistcoat
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Walcott
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Burt Cavanaugh
José Torres ...
Pedro (as Jose Torres)
Franco Balducci ...
Sceriffo
Bruno Corazzari ...
Walcott's Bartender
Felicita Fanny ...
Martita
Ignazio Leone ...
Ex-pastore
Carlo Pisacane ...
Capostazione
Angelo Susani ...
Paco
Guglielmo Spoletini ...
Manuel
Vivienne Bocca ...
Sorella di Bill
Walter Giulangeli ...
Sr. Meceita
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As a child, Bill witnesses the murder of his family by four robbers. Fifteen years later, he embarks on his revenge. During his quest, he crosses paths with Ryan, an ex-con who wants the money the robbers owe him. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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This is revenge... And there's nothing sweet about it! See more »

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Rated R for some western violence | See all certifications »

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31 August 1967 (Italy)  »

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Trivia

The original title of the film was "Duel in the Wind." Lee Van Cleef came up with the Italian title while discussing the movie with John Phillip Law, who saw the film as a "man to man" story. Van Cleef remarked, "Why don't they call it 'From Man to Man'?" The Italian producers liked how it sounded in Italian ("Da Uomo a Uomo") so much they used it. Then the film was subsequently retitled "Death Rides a Horse" in English-speaking markets, which Law said he never liked. See more »

Goofs

When Bill talks to the girl in the inn, before the bandits arrive, the long shot shows her face in shadows. When it goes to a closer shot, her right eye has was highlighted by sunlight. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: [Sees Bill buried to his neck] You had to get here ahead of me didn't you?
[One of Wolcott's henchmen appears from his hiding, only to be swiftly gunned down by Ryan]
Ryan: Idiot. Are you on your way in or out of that hole? You remind me of a groundhog that couldn't make up its mind.
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Referenced in Alfonso Sansone produttore per caso (2014) See more »

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Death Rides A Horse
Composed by Maurizio Graf (as Attansio) and Ennio Morricone
Performed by Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni
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An Excellent Revenge Driven Spaghetti Western.
12 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Death Rides a Horse" AKA "As Man to Man" (1967), directed by Giulio Petroni, is among the best Spaghetti Westerns. Leen, mean and with with plenty of action, it never slows down from the brilliantly executed murder and rape during a thunder-storm that sets in motion Bill Meceita

(John Phillip Law)trail of bloody vengeance. Of course the real star of this film is Lee Van Cleef. Tougth and savage, this master thespian can easily hold his own against scowling villains One-Eye (Mario Brega) or Walcott (Luigi Pistilli). The photography is fine and the screenplay by Luciano Vincenzoni is a mini-masterpiece of revenge-drama.

But now, the vices. Quite a few shots of "canyons" seem to have been filmed in quarry's, some of the supporting cast are weak, notably Carlo Pisacane and José Torres. Also, the one real weakness that detracts from this otherwise great movie is when, each time Bill sees someone who was involved in killing his father, there is a quick, red tinted flash-back showing what evil crime they had committed against his family. As there are five people to kill, this soon becomes rather monotonous.

Apart from the few flaws mentioned, this is a almost perfect example of a normal Spaghetti Western. A sheer joy to watch.


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