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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)  »

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The Price of Honor  »

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ESP 18,256,750 (Spain)
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a powerful spaghetti western
26 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a gripping story that borrows elements from the Kennedy assassination, and uses them successfully to create an excellent western tale.

The movie has a good music score, though it relies on repeating the title theme a little too much. Giuliano Gemma and the rest of the cast are superb. This is a more cerebral than usual spaghetti western that relies more on story than action, and it succeeds because the story is excellent. This is not to say that there is no action in the movie. There is plenty, and it is very well crafted. This movie pulls you in right away, and keeps you absorbed til the end. You'll always be wondering what's in those documents everyone's after. It also has some biting commentary on American politics.

This movie shows why Valerii, in my opinion, is in a three way tie with Sollima and Corbucci for second place in the rankings of spaghetti western directors.


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