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Writer:
Sergio Garrone (writer)
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Release Date:
18 April 1969 (Italy) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Anthony Steffen ... Johnny Brandon
William Berger ... Everett Murdock

Mario Brega ... Brandon's Partner
Riccardo Garrone ... Mr. Fargo
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Maya
Mariangela Giordano ... José's Wife
Giancarlo Sisti ... Buck Sullivan
Franco Ukmar ... Cpt. Stofer
Giulio Mauroni
Gabriele Torrei
Giorgio Dolfin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dakar ... Fargo's Man
Gilberto Galimberti ... Carl Smart
Emilio Messina
Roberto Messina ... Rodriguez
Renzo Pevarello ... Fargo Henchman
Claudio Ruffini ... Cpt. Stone
Angelo Susani ... Bald henchman
Amedeo Timpani ... Sheriff

Directed by
Sergio Garrone  (as Willy S. Regan)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergio Garrone  writer

Produced by
Gabriele Crisanti .... producer
Giuliano Simonetti .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Vasili Kojucharov 
Elsio Mancuso 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Villa 
 
Film Editing by
Cesare Bianchini 
Marcello Malvestito 
 
Art Direction by
Pietro Liberati 
 
Set Decoration by
Emilio Zago 
 
Makeup Department
Lucia La Porta .... makeup artist
Lidia Puglia .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Carlo Papa .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Enzo Diliberto .... sound effects
Raul Montesanti .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Gino Vagniluca .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe D'Amato .... camera operator (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Claudio Morabito .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dafne Ciarrocchi .... wardrober
 
Other crew
Elio Spalletti .... production co-coordinator
Marcello Spingi .... production co-coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"No Room to Die" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
Italy:97 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Long Line of Crosses, 10 June 2013
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Experience taught me that, in case of spaghetti-westerns, it's always useful and interesting to Google-translate the original Italian titles. For some reason, the international titles in English are either irrelevant (most titles refer to in one way or another to the character of "Django" because that was the biggest commercial success) or nearly not exciting enough. Please disregard the English titles "A Noose for Django" and "No Room to Die" as the original title literally translates as "A Long Line of Crosses", which is – in my humble opinion as a western fanatic at least – a much more exhilarating and meaningful title. That being said, "A Long Line of Crosses" isn't the prototypic kind of spaghetti western that I would recommend in case you're fairly new to the genre. The film contains a number of fantastic elements, including a massively high body count and a terrific use of filming location and camera angles, but writer/director Sergio Garrone's script is too often confusing, incoherent and (unnecessarily) complex. Admittedly I often couldn't quite figure out why certain things happened, why some of the characters kept on double-crossing each other, or why the enemies didn't kill each other much earlier. The poor English dubbing obviously didn't help, neither. I'm relatively sure that the main plot focuses on the rich and supremely evil Mr. Fargo (depicted by the director's brother) who runs the highly immoral but profitable business of illegally smuggling poor Mexicans across the Texan border. Once he cashed the little amounts of money these people own, he sadistically dumps them into a ravine. The large list of notorious outlaws that he works with lures two different bounty hunters to town. Johnny Brandon and Everett "Preacherman" Murdock have two completely different personalities, but their pistols are equally fast and deadly. They close a pact to hunt down all the wanted criminals together, but Brandon is a defender of human rights whereas Preacherman is simply interested in the rewards. I honestly wouldn't ponder too much about the plot and merely enjoy the grotesque violence and delightful spaghetti western trademarks. "A Long Line of Crosses" bathes in that typical raw and filthy atmosphere, with lots of nasty-looking gunmen sweating and stinking in the burning sun, and the number of thugs falling dead from the cliffs or to the ground is practically countless. Anthony Steffen and particularly William Berger give away adequate performances, but – as usual – I personally liked the bad guy the most. Garrone is definitely the least brilliant Sergio of his generation of Italian western directors (defeated easily by Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci and Sergio Sollima) but I still appreciate his movies very much.

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