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The Price of Power (1969)
"Il prezzo del potere" (original title)

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The Pinkerton detective agency uncovers a plot to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881 Texas. The film, a "political" Spaghetti, is a very overt mirroring of the JFK Assassination in 1963.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ...
Warren Vanders ...
Arthur McDonald
María Cuadra ...
Lucretia Garfield
Ray Saunders ...
Jack Donavan (as Raï Saunders)
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Pinkerton
Antonio Casas ...
Willer
Benito Stefanelli ...
Sheriff Jefferson
María Luisa Sala
Massimo Carocci
Ángel del Pozo ...
(as Angel Del Poso)
Franco Meroni
Francisco Sanz
Ángel Álvarez
Norma Jordan
Julio Peña
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The Pinkerton detective agency uncovers a plot to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881 Texas. The film, a "political" Spaghetti, is a very overt mirroring of the JFK Assassination in 1963.

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18 December 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Price of Honor  »

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ESP 18,256,750 (Spain)
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Van Johnson's voice is dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

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Top 20 Spaghetti
6 October 2004 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

Out of the 600 or so Spaghetti Westerns made this has got to be in the top twenty somewhere. Can not believe this hasn't received any reviews! Gemma is excellent in this. Van Johnson is good too though his dubbed voice is a little off killter but that's the charm of the Italian style. Beautiful photography and some excellently staged action. All the supporting characters are well played. The severity of the racist streak in the bad guys is pretty tough even by todays standards which creates an emotional depth to Gemmas character in some of the situations that take place. Absolutely FANTASTIC score by Luis Bacalov. See this is in the wonderful Wide screen DVD from Japan. A spaghetti must have.


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