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Release Date:
26 October 1966 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
This is revenge... And there's nothing sweet about it! See more »
Plot:
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 »
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Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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)
 

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Also Known As:
"Da uomo a uomo" - Italy (original title)
"As Man to Man" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for some western violence (re-rating) (2012)
Runtime:
USA:114 min | Italy:120 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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)
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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:
Continuity: When we first see Bill Meceita (John Phillip Law), he is practicing his shooting. The first revolver he shoots, a six-shot Colt Peacemaker, turns out to be a 9 shooter, and the second is an 11 shooter.See more »
Quotes:
Ryan:We both got an old account to settle with the same people. Only I want to take first crack at 'em.
Bill:We could go on together.
Ryan:No, son, you got too much hate in you. Sooner or later, that's gonna get you in trouble.
Bill:Hate is hate. There's no two ways...
Ryan:Somebody once wrote that revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold. As hot as you are, you're liable to end with indigestion. No, I'm going on alone.
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Referenced in Red Dead Revolver (2004) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, 27 October 2003
Author: Ramon_Rojo from Kansas City, MO

From the stark opening, director Giulio Petroni lets us know that he is going to take us on an interesting ride. The sequence for which we watch through Bill's eyes as his family is brutalized and murdered is one of the most disturbing ten minutes ever put on film.

Even more stunning is the sequence for which there is jump cut from Bill as a child after the carnage to Bill as an adult, as a living killing machine. It plays like a version of THE TERMINATOR if it was set in the 19th Century American West.

What progresses from there is a very interesting revenge film, loosely patterned like POINT BLANK (1967) where Bill is the wild card in the middle of Ryan's quest for vengeance.(Watch both films....Van Cleef and Marvin's characters function the same way...."All I want is $15,000...nothing more, nothing less...)

What I found the most interesting is the way Petroni chose to photograph the three sections of the film. They are all visually distinct and this change seems to map the character's journey through out the film, that being Bill's progression from a traumatized child to a hate-filled adult on the road to hell.

My only complaint is the quality of the prints.

I hope MGM manages to track down a decent negative and have this film restored.

It deserves it.

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