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Death Rides a Horse (1966)
"Da uomo a uomo" (original title)

R  |   |  Western  |  31 August 1967 (Italy)
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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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Storyline

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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When You've Waited Fifteen Years To Find A Man... It's A Shame You Can Only Kill Him Once! 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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As Man to Man  »

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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 sighted the film was 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. And 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: Somebody tries to shoot me in the back, I defend myself.
Sheriff: You defend yourself almost too well, mister. They're both dead as doornails.
Ryan: They came in the window. It wasn't to wish me pleasant dreams.
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Referenced in The Spaghetti West (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Death Rides A Horse (Vocal version)
Composed by Maurizio Graf (as Attansio) and Ennio Morricone
Performed by Raul Lovecchio (as Raoul)
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The expressive eyes make dialog practically unnecessary.
13 June 1999 | by (Tuscaloosa) – See all my reviews

On a remote Firebase in Vietnam, we received a 16mm movie each day by helicopter. We typically watched about 3:00AM in our small fire direction center (FDC). "Death Rides a Horse" was delivered at least 15 times in 10 months. We were moved by the expressive eyes and dramatic stares throughout the movie. After several viewings, we'd decided to leave the sound off and provide our own dialog. This movie was a great tension buster in the middle of undesired action. Thank you Lee VanCleef!


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