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31 August 1967 (Italy) See more »
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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:
Remo Capitani ... Scorta di oro (uncredited)
Carla Cassola ... Betsy (uncredited)
Giuseppe Lauricella ... Card-Player (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
 

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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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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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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At about 38 minutes the barman is thrown out of window and when he re-enters the saloon he is shot, after which he falls into the street. He is then seen being thrown out of the bar a second time almost immediately afterwards.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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References Rio Bravo (1959)See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Far from ordinary., 20 August 2005
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

When Bill (John Phillip Law) was a young child he witnesses a gang kill his father, and rape and kill his mother and sister, while he was spared. Now Bill is a young man who is now intent on exacting revenge on those who were responsible for killing his family. He also meets a gunslinger/ex-con Ryan (Lee Van Cleef) who has just been released from jail and who's out to even the score with those exact outlaws, which betrayed him. So, now the two, tussle with each other to see who'll get to them first, but with the time they spend with each other, Bill also learns some valuable tips from Ryan.

As a kid growing up I loved my Westerns, but they had to be Cowboys and Indians, if there were no Indians, I just didn't give a damn. But how have times changed. I have just started to get back into the genre (and no, I don't care if there ain't no Indians), and lately the spaghetti western sub-genre. I'm a big fan of Sergio Leone' s Dollar films, which people say are the catalyst for spaghetti westerns. I didn't know anything of this film and probably wouldn't have paid much attention to it, but since I read some positive comments about it on a thread (in the horror board, of all places), I thought it would definitely be worth a look. But, I didn't have to go out of my way to find it, as it pop up on TV a week or two later. Anyhow, I've babbled enough about my personal experience, back to the film.

What gripping stuff! It surly was better, than I expected. A lively spaghetti western that had plenty of surprises along the way and it just wasn't a shoot-'em-up story with plenty of violence, but the cleverly laid out plot, builds on the revenge tale with some mystery and panache and kept the violence within the story's limits. Everything comes together rather perfectly with such a dark and macabre opening to its fitting finale. The story did kind of reminded me off Leone's "For A Few Dollars More", which Luciano Vincenzoni who penned this film, was also co-writer in the last two Dollar films. As for the script, there is lot spite, wit, but also it was rather standard and stiff dialogue. There probably could've been a bit more flair, especially from American actor John Phillip Law who was basically dead as wood in delivery and probably the film's weakest point. But the same can't be said of legendary actor Lee Van Cleef's performance. He brought a hard-boiled character that also added some dry humour and sizzling skills that ideally fitted in the overall tone. Combination between Cleef and Law goes down quite well and adds another dimension into the film (father and son figure). The rest (especially, the villains) gave your usual mean performances. Though, throughout the film, those Mexican outlaws seem to find the funny side of things, out of really nothing. I just find it rather amusing, especially because of the irony of it all. Ennio Morricone (also from the Dollar films) came up with a standout music score, which mixed some soothing Mexican music with an uplifting and rousing western score. The camera-work isn't that potent, but it still gets some flashy treatment. With its sharp and encroaching shots. It also captured the vastly desolated landscape that sprawls on the screen. Direction by Giulio Petroni keeps the film grounded and keeps a rather brisk pace. He creates some well-designed shootouts and sequences. One being the eerie opening and another an explosive showdown amongst an empty town during a dust storm. By the way, it's a great title isn't it?

A must-see for any Western or Lee Van Cleef fan.

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