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A Man Called Sledge
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9 June 1971 (USA) See more »
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Savage. Ornery, Beautiful! See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Good and violent US / Macaroni Western shot in spectacular scenarios from Almeria , Spain , as usual ., See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

James Garner ... Luther Sledge

Dennis Weaver ... Erwin Ward

Claude Akins ... Hooker

John Marley ... Old Man
Laura Antonelli ... Ria
Wayde Preston ... Sheriff Ripley

Ken Clark ... Floyd
Tony Young ... Mallory

Allan Jones
Herman Reynoso ... Simms
Steffen Zacharias ... Red - Prison Guard
Didi Perego ... Elizabeth
Paola Barbara ... Jade
Mario Valgoi ... Beetle
Laura Betti ... Sister
Lorenzo Piani ... Guthrie
Franco Giornelli ... Joyce
Bruno Corazzari ... Bice
Altiero Di Giovanni ... Kehoe
Lorenzo Fineschi ... Toby
Remo De Angelis ... Poker Player
Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Secondino (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
Franco Balducci ... Un carcerato
Tiberio Mitri ... Altro carcerato
Fausto Tozzi ... Maximum security prisoner
Riccardo Garrone ... The Warden

Orso Maria Guerrini
Barta Barri (as Barta Barry)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angelo Infanti ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Luciano Rossi ... The "Wolf" (uncredited)

Directed by
Vic Morrow 
Giorgio Gentili (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Vic Morrow  and
Frank Kowalski 

Massimo D'Avak  screenplay: Italian version

Produced by
Harry Bloom .... co-producer
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Carl Olsen .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Gianni Ferrio 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Renzo Lucidi 
 
Production Design by
Mario Chiari 
 
Art Direction by
Mario Scisci 
 
Set Decoration by
Enzo Eusepi (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Elio Micheli 
 
Makeup Department
Giuliano Laurenti .... makeup artist
Elda Magnanti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mario Pisani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Carrington .... assistant director
Giorgio Gentili .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Edith de Swarte .... dubbing sound
Sash Fisher .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pasquino Benassati .... special effects
Remo De Angelis .... master of arms
 
Stunts
Remo De Angelis .... stunt coordinator
Earl Parker .... stunt coordinator
 
Music Department
Phil Coulter .... composer: song "Other Men's Gold"
Bill Martin .... composer: song "Other Men's Gold"
 
Other crew
Renée Glynne .... continuity
Nona Medio .... dialogue director
Carl Olsen .... historical consultant
Madlyn Rhue .... script girl
 

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93 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 (1972) | Sweden:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Average Shot Length = ~4.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.5 seconds.See more »
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Continuity: 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! Oh, we're gonna' take that gold, and we're gonna' take ALL of it. And you and your tales of old timers don't mean a whiff of cow dung, because you never had the brains or the guts to do it. We're gonna' take it from the INside.
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Soundtrack:
OTHER MEN'S GOLDSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good and violent US / Macaroni Western shot in spectacular scenarios from Almeria , Spain , as usual .,, 3 April 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

In the Old West, a gunfighting outlaw called Sledge(James Garner) connives his way into a prison in hopes of getting his hands a cache of gold on stored there . Sledge join forces with a varied bunch of bandits (John Marley , Dennis Weaver , Claude Akins , Bruno Corazzari , among others) attempting to take a large shipment of gold into a prison fort . The misfit group of outlaws wind up battling each over a cache of gold . A quintet of unlikely partners match wills and wits and fight enemies and each other .

Entertaining Spaghetti Western with shootouts , action ,violence and amusement . It is a mainstream Western amusement with a lot of surprises , thrills and including a love story between James Garner and a whore played by gorgeous Laura Antonelli . This film realized in Spaghetti style contains action-Western , gun-play , fist-play and is pretty bemusing . Vic Morrow's spaghetti western, probably won't be making too many top ten lists, but its an agreeable flick . It's an exciting western that scrutinizes the greed and paranoia that afflicts a misfit group , including breathtaking showdown between protagonists and the enemies . The film blends violence , thrills , high body-count and it's fast moving and exciting . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing shootouts or stunts every few minutes , including a spectacular final confrontation . Although by many to be director Vic Morrow's finest film , this is a tale of fear , greed and murder , as some partners fall out over the gold they have robbed from an impenetrable safe . It also has probably the most brutal prison escape ever put on film . Underrrated by some reviewers , but till interesting to watch . It above all things mostly also remains a real characters movie, in which the five main roles are the essentials . Their dynamic together is also great and is what mostly keeps this movie going. They are five totally different characters, which is the foremost reason why they work out so great together on film . This theme about confrontation among mean people for a cache of gold has been treated in various Spaghetti such as ¨Ruthless four¨ by Giorgo Capitani with Van Heflin , Gilbert Roland , George Hilton , and ¨A reason to live , a reason to die¨ by Tonino Valeri with James Coburn , Jose Suarez and Bud Spencer . Here James Garner is superbly believable and gives a nice portrait of an increasingly unhinged thief . James Garner enthusiasts might be surprised to see the star play a villain . Furthermore , John Marley is very good as a cunning old man and remaining support cast is pretty well . There appears Spaghetti's ordinary actors such as Ken Clark , Wayde Preston , Steffen Zacharias , Fausto Tozzi , Bruno Corazzari , Angelo Infanti , Luciano Rossi , Barta Barry , among others.

The musician Gianni Ferrio composes a vibrant soundtrack and well conducted ; including a catching leitmotif and considered to be one of the best . In addition , a marvelous song at the beginning titled ¨Other men's gold¨ , with lyrics by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter , sung by Stefan Grossman . Atmospheric scenario with barren outdoors , dirty landscapes under sunny exteriors and a shimmer sun and fine sets by production designer Mario Chiari with striking cinematography by Luigi Kuiveiller . The picture resulted to be shot entirely on location in Almeria , Spain , where in the 60s and 70s had been shot innumerable Ravioli/Paella Westerns , and interiors in Dino De Laurentiis Cinematographica S.A. , Rome . The motion picture was well written by Frank Kowalski ad Vic Morrow who also directed . While Morrow was filming ¨Twilight zone : the movie¨ , he was unfortunately killed on the early morning hours of July 23, 1982 in a tragic, freak accident on the set while filming a scene involving a helicopter which crashed right on top of him and two young children . Rating : 6'5 , acceptable Spaghetti with good lead from James Garner .

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