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A Man Called Sledge (1970)

R  |   |  Western  |  9 June 1971 (USA)
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In the Old West, a gunfighting outlaw connives his way into a prison in hopes of getting his hands on a large shipment of gold stored there.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Luther Sledge
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Erwin Ward
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Hooker
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Old Man
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Ria
Wayde Preston ...
Sheriff Ripley
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Floyd
Tony Young ...
Mallory
Herman Reynoso ...
Simms
Steffen Zacharias ...
Red - Prison Guard
Didi Perego ...
Elizabeth
Paola Barbara ...
Jade
Mario Valgoi ...
Beetle
Laura Betti ...
Sister
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In the Old West, a gunfighting outlaw connives his way into a prison in hopes of getting his hands on a large shipment of gold stored there.

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When SLEDGE hits town it stays hit! See more »

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Western

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9 June 1971 (USA)  »

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Sledge  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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James Garner ['Maverick'],Dennis Weaver ['Gunsmoke'], Wayde Preston ['Colt 45'] and Tony Young [Gunslinger'] were all television western stars in the late 1950's early 1960's. See more »

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When Sledge shoots Hooker, he falls down face first. In the next shot, he is lying on his back. See more »

Quotes

Old Man: You're feelin' mean, 'cause you know that gold can't be taken, and you've seen it yourself. And I tell ya', if you try to take it, you're gonna' wind up dead, or in prison. And that's the closest you'll ever get to it, through six inches of steel. I know: I been closer to that gold INside, than any man OUTside. And I tell ya', it can't be taken.
Luther Sledge: [Reflects for a moment] Oh, yes it can! Yeeehaaw!
Luther Sledge: [Throws an empty whiskey bottle in the air and shoots it as it falls] I knew it, I knew it all the time...
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Soundtracks

OTHER MEN'S GOLD
Lyrics by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter
Sung by Stefan Grossman
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"And my friends - for gold they died"
9 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I must confess to "umming and ahhing" a fair bit as to whether I really wanted to see this film. I've got nothing against James Garner, but he just didn't say "spaghetti western protagonist" to me. He doesn't have that certain "kill" look in his eye (think Eastwood, Nero, Gemma, Steffen et el). However, having always respected Howard Hughes' "Essentials" book, this was one of the few films that he had covered so far that I had not seen - and his recommendations had generally not disappointed. I am really glad that I did dispel these initial reservations, because Man Called Sledge makes great viewing from beginning to end.

Luther Sledge (Garner) is introduced to us as he enters a bar with one of his cohorts. Leaving his colleague to participate in an ill-fated card game, Sledge reunites himself with his lover Ria (Laura Antonelli). After a night of passion (lucky man!) he is woken by the sound of a gunshot. He returns to the bar to find his partner dead, and forced to defend himself against the killers. An old timer witness (John Marley) confirms that Sledge has merely defended himself.

Sledge and the old timer soon cross paths again, with the former assuming that he is being tracked due to the price on his head. However, it soon transpires that the old man has been spying on a delivery of gold. This gold is transported by a posse of armed guards and stored in a top security prison overnight. The old man recounts how he spent time in the jail, with his cell sitting side by side to the safe.

The lure of the gold is too much for Sledge, and he is soon devising a scheme to get his hands on the horde and allow him to settle down and lead an honest life with Ria. And what better way to get access to the treasure than to find ones self imprisoned in the jail......

A simple yet highly enjoyable idea for a story, with double crossing aplenty and a cracking soundtrack. If truth be told, I am still not completely sold on Messrs Garner and Weaver in the spaghetti genre, but the film itself more than makes up for such minor grumbles. There are some great scenes, with Sledge's wilful imprisonment (with some very shady characters forming his prison mates) a particular highlight.

Highlighly recommended, and grasping at a possible "must view" berth.


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