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7 August 1970 (Italy) See more »
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Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way... See more » | Add synopsis »
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somewhat bewildering, but very entertaining See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
George Hilton ... Sartana
Charles Southwood ... Sabbath
Erika Blanc ... Trixie
Piero Lulli ... Samuel Spencer (as Peter Carter)
Linda Sini ... Maldida
Nello Pazzafini ... Mantas
Carlo Gaddi ... Baxter
Aldo Barberito ... Angelo
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 ... Emiliano
Umberto Di Grazia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberico Donadeo
Ettore Arena ... Man in Front of Sheriff's Bureau (uncredited)
Fortunato Arena ... Old man (uncredited)
John Bartha ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Armando Calvo ... Hoagy (uncredited)
Franco Fantasia ... (uncredited)
Paolo Figlia ... Mantas Hechman (uncredited)
Furio Meniconi ... Romero (uncredited)
Sergio Smacchi ... Mantas Henchman #2 (uncredited)
Massimo Vanni ... Mantas Henchman #3 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Giuliano Carnimeo  (as Anthony Ascott)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tito Carpi 

Produced by
Sergio Borelli .... producer
Franco Palaggi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Francesco De Masi 
 
Cinematography by
Stelvio Massi 
 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
 
Art Direction by
Stefano Bulgarelli 
 
Costume Design by
Stefano Bulgarelli 
Tigano Lo Faro 
 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Capogrosso .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sergio Borelli .... production manager
Ruggero Cappelli .... unit manager
Fabrizio De Angelis .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Romano Scandariato .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Pietro Vesperini .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Gino Vagniluca .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sergio Rubini .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Maria Luisa Rosen .... script supervisor
Bruno Ukmar .... master of arms
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara!" - Italy (original title)
"Sartana's Coming, Get Your Coffins Ready" - USA
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Italy:93 min
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Body count: 31.See more »
Quotes:
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) (V)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
somewhat bewildering, but very entertaining, 22 December 2007
Author: spider89119 from United States

This is a fun movie with interesting characters, and lots of spaghetti western style. I found it very entertaining, although it has some story elements that don't seem to make a lot of sense.

George Hilton does a fine job of portraying "Sartana," the bounty hunter/detective/vigilante more often played by Gianni Garko. Hilton's style is slightly different, but he plays the part equally as well as Garko. The real show-stealer here is Charles Southwood as "Sabbath," a bounty hunter who dresses in all-white, carries a white parasol, and lives by the values taught to him by his mother. Sartana and Sabbath are both oddballs, each in his own way, but Sabbath is so eccentric he makes Sartana look normal. One of the many amusing parts of the film is when Sabbath comes riding into town with his parasol, and one of the townsfolk sees him and says "what's the west coming to?" Sartana and Sabbath play off of each other quite well, and their interactions are fun to watch, especially when they square off near the end of the film.

A great music score by Francesco DeMasi, along with some excellent camera work, help make this euro-western above average in the style department, but the somewhat muddy plot doesn't do it justice. It's basically about how a crooked town boss is taking gold from the local mines and replacing it with sand before it is shipped. Then he hires Mexican bandits to "rob" the shipments so that nobody will know that they were ever replaced with sand. In comes Sartana to save the day, though his motives for wanting to find the gold are selfish. A little while later, Sabbath shows up, supposedly for the same reason. That much is pretty cut and dry, but the problem is with the details. While the basic idea of the scam going on with the gold is easy to understand, some of the actions of the characters in the story don't make any sense, or perhaps aren't explained very well. Maybe the American version is poorly edited. That would explain a lot, but I don't know if it's the case.

The best way to watch it is to sit back, relax and enjoy the cool characters and style of this spaghetti western without trying to make sense out of everything that happens. When viewed with that attitude, it's actually one of the more memorable and entertaining films of the genre.

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