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I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin (1970)

C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! (original title)
Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
George Hilton ...
Charles Southwood ...
Erika Blanc ...
Piero Lulli ...
Samuel Spencer
Linda Sini ...
Maldida, Mantas' Woman
Nello Pazzafini ...
Carlo Gaddi ...
Aldo Barberito ...
Marco Zuanelli ...
Dead Eye Golfay
Luciano Rossi ...
Flint Fossit (as Lou Kamante)
Federico Boido ...
Joe Fossit (as Rick Boyd)
Luigi Bonos ...
Posada Owner (as Gigi Bonos)
Gaetano Imbró
Spartaco Conversi ...
Umberto Di Grazia ...


Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets with Samuel Spencer, who seems to own the company in this company town. The gold shipments are being stolen, so Spencer agrees to hire Sartana to protect the next gold shipment. Numerous dull-witted villains make attempts on Sartana's life, but he survives. Eventually, Sartana's nemesis Sabbath (he of the white coat and parasol) rides into town. With a showdown inevitable, Sartana and Sabbath square off to settle the score. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

7 August 1970 (Italy)  »

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I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin  »

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Despite being top billed second after George Hilton, Charles Southwood only appears on-screen after over 45 minutes of the film. See more »


Sartana: I'd like to get a room.
Trixie: I oughta warn you. The beds are full of bedbugs and uncomfortable, too. We ain't got roulette, there's no floorshow, and there's no girls. Our main activity is keeping out of the graveyard.
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Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) See more »

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Funny Spaghetti western with Sartana and Sabbath as tough protagonists
6 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Sartana (George Hilton ) is a freelance gunman who at the initiation of the film works as bounty killer . After that , he helps a Mexican family against a ¨ posse ¨ of cruel bandits ( whose leader is Nello Pazzafini ) who try to kill and reckoning him . He subsequently is hired by a rich landowner (Piero Lulli) to guard the miners's payroll that is continuously robbed . Another cocky gunman ( Charles Southwood ) appears in the city and the confrontation will be inevitable .

The first movie on Sartana is by Frank Kramer (Gianfranco Parolini) interpreted by John Garco ( or Gianni Garco ), besides it was starred by Klaus Kinski and William Berger . After being continued by Alfonso Balcazar ( Sartana non perdona or Sonora ). Miles Deem directed two Sartanas which are considered as awful. Anthony Ascott(Giuliano Carmineo) realized several movies with George Hilton who replaces to Garco . Hilton plays more natural and roguish than Garco who was cold and peculiar . In this one Sartana has a partner ( Charles Southwood ) called Sabbath but isn't the hero named Sabata created by Frank Kramer with Lee Van Cleef . The movie has the typical Spaghetti characters , as the violent facing , greedy antiheroes, bloody and spectacular showdowns, quick zooms , extreme baddies, and musical score with Ennio Morricone influence . In the picture there are the habituals Western's secondary as Folco Lulli , Nello Pazzafini ( also usual of Peplum ), and the Eurotrash Goddess, the babe Erika Blanc . The Francesco De Masi's soundtrack is nice and atmospheric , he's a good Western musician with enough scores. The movie is regularly directed but is entertaining.

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