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A Long Ride from Hell (1968)
"Vivo per la tua morte" (original title)

 -  Western  -  5 April 1968 (Italy)
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Mike Sturges and his younger brother, Roy, are sentenced to Yuma Penitentiary on a trumped-up train robbery charge. Both endure cruel treatment before Mike escapes to extract revenge on their enemies.

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Mike Sturges
Wayde Preston ...
Marlin Mayner
Guido Lollobrigida ...
Sheriff (as Lee Burton)
Mimmo Palmara ...
Max Freeman (as Dick Palmer)
Silvana Venturelli ...
Ruth Harper
Nello Pazzafini ...
Shorty (as Ted Carter)
Franco Fantasia
Enzo Fiermonte
Rosalba Neri ...
Incarnacion
Silvana Bacci
Spartaco Conversi ...
Bobcat
Mario Maranzana
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Ranchhand (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Franco Balducci ...
Mason
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Mike Sturges and his younger brother, Roy, are sentenced to Yuma Penitentiary on a trumped-up train robbery charge. Both endure cruel treatment before Mike escapes to extract revenge on their enemies.

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They turned a man into a wild beast thirsting for revenge!

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Last film and only western of Steve Reeves. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

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Go West, Young Man
Written by Carlo Savina
Performed by Don Powell
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Steve Reeves could do it all!
18 March 2009 | by (Santa Rosa, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Steve Reeves only made one spaghetti western, but it's a good one. VIVO PER LA TUA MORTE was made in 1968, a golden year for the Italian Western, and many of the genre's favorite sons appear in this tale of revenge and redemption, among them Aldo Sambrell, Nello Pazzafini, Spartaco Conversi, and Silvana Bacci. Reeves makes a good western hero, losing his shirt at times to give us a glimpse of his splendid physique; at age 42 he was still in great shape and spends lots of his screen time running, jumping, engaging in fist fights and carrying on like a much younger man. The film's depiction of Yuma Territorial Prison is good also, replicating the feel of the prison remarkably well. A very minor knock is that the pistols are of the John Woo variety, shooting fifteen or sixteen times as needed, particularly noticeable in the prison break. The music by Carlo Savina is outstanding, but that's as usual for this genre. A lesser gem, in a nice package from Wild East including an interview with Mimmo Palmera.


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