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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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Farewell Western

In his last film, Steve Reeves played his usual hero number (though a bit too sombre, with no glimpse of humor, as in the adventure films he starred in), doing not too different grimaces and acrobatics as the ones he performed for his incarnations of Romulus, Sir Henry Morgan, Hercules and Sandokan. It was adapted from a novel, and probably the scriptwriters (including Reeves) were too respectful of the original (written, as told by other reviewer, by a specialist in western novels) and took little advantage of the European western film craze of the 1960s. Even in the more serious western dramas (as Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West"), there were always bizarre elements and even a bit of Brechtian estrangement, making it obvious that it was a foreign concoction turning a classic genre upside down, every now and then revealing something that had not been told in the classic American westerns (although I believe the real revisionist westerns were made by American filmmakers, as Penn, Peckinpah, Altman and Gries). This one plays it straight, and maybe Reeves wanted to do a real western, but it just comes out as an average European western without zest.


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