MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 26,748 this week

Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)
"Buon funerale amigos!... paga Sartana" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 283 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 6 critic

After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Anthony Ascott)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 09 Jul 2011
 
a list of 124 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 68 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)

Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Companeros (1970)
Action | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Arms dealer Yolaf Peterson aims to make a sale to guerilla Mongo, but the money is locked in a bank safe, the combination known only to Professor Xantos, a prisoner of the Americans. Yolaf ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance
Face to Face (1967)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

History Professor Brad Fletcher heads west for his health, but falls in with Soloman Bennett's outlaw gang. Fascinated by their way of life, Fletcher finally takes over the gang, leading ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Tomas Milian, Gian Maria Volonté, William Berger
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hossien stars as a leather-clad killer, drawn into a tragic kidnap/murder plot by his former flame Michelle Mercier. An almost totally visual film with perhaps not more than two dozen lines of dialogue.

Director: Robert Hossein
Stars: Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Guido Lollobrigida
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The small desert town of Black City is held in a reign of terror by a nasty gang of criminals lead by the ruthless Bud Willer. Earnest, but inexperienced Sheriff Jack Ronson arrives in town... See full summary »

Director: Demofilo Fidani
Stars: Jack Betts, Fabio Testi, Dino Strano
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A spaghetti western in which three adventurers team up during the Mexican Revolution. Mary O'Donnell, a radical Irish journalist, wants to foment a peasant revolt in Mexico. She enlists the... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave
Sabata (1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Ignazio Spalla
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While a Mexican revolutionary lies low as a U.S. rodeo clown, the cynical Polish mercenary who tutored the idealistic peasant tells how he and a dedicated female radical fought for the soul... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, Jack Palance, Tony Musante
Blood River (1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In this violent spaghetti western a murderous robber hijacks a payroll train, murders everyone aboard and then stashes his loot. A gunslinger learns about it and decides he wants the money ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Frank Wolff
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mann is a gunman informed by a childhood friend that his father was murdered years earlier by his mother and her lover. To make matters worse, Mann's sister, who is in love with his friend,... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Leonard Mann, Luciana Paluzzi, Pietro Martellanza
Tepepa (1969)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.

Director: Giulio Petroni
Stars: Tomas Milian, Orson Welles, John Steiner
Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sartana is falsely accused of robbing a bank, and must find the real robbers and clear his name.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo
Stars: Gianni Garko, Frank Wolff, Ettore Manni
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Johnny Forest, bounty hunter, attempts to carry out his mother's dying wish that he bring in his outlaw brother, Clint, alive. On the run from Jurago, a former partner he has crossed, Clint... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Fago
Stars: Gianni Garko, Carlo Gaddi, Claudio Camaso
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Gianni Garko ...
Daniela Giordano ...
Abigail Benson
Ivano Staccioli ...
Blackie (as Antonio Staccioli)
Helga Liné ...
Saloon Girl Mary
Luis Induni ...
Sheriff (as Luis Hinduni)
Franco Ressel ...
Samuel Piggott
George Wang ...
Lee Tse Tung / Peng
Franco Pesce ...
Undertaker
Roberto Dell'Acqua ...
Piggott Brother
Federico Boido ...
Jim Piggott (as Rick Boyd)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fortunato Arena ...
Casino Troublemaker
Aldo Berti ...
Colorado Joe
Jean-Pierre Clarain ...
Piggott Brother
Alberico Donadeo
Attilio Dottesio ...
Joe Benson
Edit

Storyline

After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left behind by the murder victims, and one of them could well be behind the killings. The sheriff himself is not above suspicion, so Sartana must uncover the culprit all on his own. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Typical, if not sub-par, Sartana entry
29 February 2008 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

The first Sartana (1968), by Gianfranco Parolini, is such a dark and brooding spaghetti western gem, that I can't help but wonder what could have happened to the rest of the Sartana entries in his, admittedly, more skillful hands.

Gianni Garko returns for the fourth time to play the titular black-clad anti-hero, after being replaced by the suave George Hilton for A Fistful of Lead. Garko is typically good as the amoral Sartana, in a plot that combines in typical Carnimeo fashion, mystery and action. After old prospector Benson is killed, several people try to get their hands on his land. Nuggets of gold, discovered in his burnt down shackle, suggest that the old prospector hit a motherlode. A corrupt banker and a Chinese saloon owner each will try to convince Benson's niece, now the sole heir of the property, that the land is nothing but acres of sand and therefore worth nothing. Sartana, as usual, is out for himself and will try to play everyone. Of course, things are not always what they seem. There are enough twists and turns to keep things adequately interesting plot-wise.

But plot is barely the reason I love spags. It's the pure style that I look forward, those little moments of pure cinematic gold scattered in the form of stylish shootouts, off-beat characters, weird angles and close-ups, and style-wise, there isn't enough to go around here. The production seems kind of rushed, which probably was, given the low production values. With this being the 4th Sartana entry, everyone seems to be on autopilot by now, and Carnimeo just gets things over in a workmanlinke way. Which is why I wish Parolini would have worked on the sequels. Carnimeo, never an A-list name even by spaghetti standards, seems to be more of an employee instead of an artist, just getting things on budget and on schedule for the producers.

Anyhow, suffice to say there are lots of better spaghettis out there. If you're a seasoned veteran, and need a quick spaghetti fix for a Sunday afternoon, Have a Good Funeral Amigo will do just fine. Just don't expect anything mind-blowing.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?