IMDb > Death Rides a Horse (1966)
Da uomo a uomo
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Death Rides a Horse (1966) More at IMDbPro »Da uomo a uomo (original title)

Videos (see all 2)
Death Rides a Horse -- A young man (John Phillip Law) joins up with an aging outlaw (Lee Van Cleef) to seek revenge on the bandits who killed the outlaw's family. Unknown to the outlaw, his young companion is one of the murderers!  In HD.


User Rating:
7.2/10   4,344 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 16% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Death Rides a Horse on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
26 October 1966 (France) See more »
This is revenge... And there's nothing sweet about it! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
(22 articles)
User Reviews:
Piano Player. Three notes! See more (65 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Van Cleef ... Ryan

John Phillip Law ... Bill Meceita

Mario Brega ... Walcott's Henchman in Waistcoat

Luigi Pistilli ... Walcott

Anthony Dawson ... 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
Elena Hall ... Sra. Meceita
Mario Mandalari ... Complice di Walcott
Nazzareno Natale ... Bandito con Pedro (as Natale Nazareno)
Ennio Pagliani ... Complice di Walcott
Giovanni Petrucci ... Complice di Walcott
Romano Puppo ... Vice sceriffo
Richard Watson ... Barista
Archie Savage ... Vigro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Cameron ... Cavanaugh's Henchmen (uncredited)
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni ... Chorus (voice) (uncredited)
Remo Capitani ... Scorta di oro (uncredited)
Carla Cassola ... Betsy (uncredited)
Giuseppe Lauricella ... Card-Player (uncredited)
Raul Lovecchio ... The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)
Alba Maiolini ... Abitante di paese (uncredited)
Nerina Montagnani ... Moglie dell'ex-pastore (uncredited)
Claudio Ruffini ... Prison Warden (uncredited)
Luigi Scavran ... Guard at Stone Pit (uncredited)
José Terrón ... Complice di Walcott (uncredited)
Nino Vingelli ... Giocatore (uncredited)

Directed by
Giulio Petroni 
Writing credits
Luciano Vincenzoni (script)

Produced by
Henryk Chroscicki .... producer (as Henry Chroscick)
Alfonso Sansone .... producer (as Al Sansone)
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini (cameraman)
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Production Design by
Franco Bottari 
Set Decoration by
Rosa Cristina 
Costume Design by
Luciano Sagoni 
Enzo Bulgarelli (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Maurizio Giustini .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gianni Minervini .... production manager
Nicolò Pomilia .... general manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enrico Bergier .... assistant director (as Enrique Bergier)
Mario Molli .... assistant director
Giancarlo Santi .... assistant director
Art Department
Rosa Sansone .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Elio Pacella .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Sergio Sagnotti .... special effects
Eros Bacciucchi .... special effects (uncredited)
Romano Puppo .... stunt double: Lee Van Cleef (uncredited)
Romano Puppo .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlo Carlini .... camera operator
Gastone Di Giovanni .... camera operator
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Maurizio Graf .... composer: song "Da uomo a uomo"
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni .... chorus (uncredited)
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni .... chorus: theme music (uncredited)
Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni .... music performers (uncredited)
Raul Lovecchio .... featured vocalist (uncredited)
Raul Lovecchio .... main title theme performer: "Death Rides A Horse" (uncredited)
Raul Lovecchio .... singer (uncredited)
Raul Lovecchio .... singer: theme music (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Da uomo a uomo" - Italy (original title)
"As Man to Man" - USA
See more »
Rated R for some western violence (re-rating) (2012)
USA:114 min | Italy:120 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:M (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2012) | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Station master:This guy told me a pal of his should be coming along. He said I should give you the horse, and a kiss. The horse is there, waiting for you. Ehh, now now, where do you want that kiss?See more »
Movie Connections:
Death Rides A HorseSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Piano Player. Three notes!, 8 January 2004
Author: ster2001 from new york

This is without question one of the best Spaghetti westerns. Where is a decent print of this movie? The print quality form the ones for sale on DVD are atrocious! I had to borrow a decent vhs taped off AMC to see how it should really look. Lee van Cleef is superb, one of his best jobs after "For a few dollars more" Also fantastic score by Morricone, almost avant garde in some spots. Great one liners abound and special kudos to veteran bad guy Anthony Dawson for the most histrionic death scene ever, which is preceeded by three overly dramatized notes on the piano. And the ending manages to be quite touching. Brilliant!!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (65 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Death Rides a Horse (1966)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Ennio Doubled up his songs!!! WhyAyeMan
How would you describe Ryan? Angel_Eyes30
Suprise ending *spolier!!* den_dennis
DRAH Region 1 version now available! heybhc
Widescreen cedit
Could have been really good brucedgo
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
For a Few Dollars More Pale Rider Diamante Lobo Professionals for a Massacre High Plains Drifter
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Western section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.