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Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970)

Una nuvola di polvere... un grido di morte... arriva Sartana (original title)
Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch ... See full summary »

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(as Anthony Ascott)

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(screenplay) (as Eduardo Manzanos), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Sartana (as John Garko)
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Sra. Belle Manassas (as Susan Scott)
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Sheriff Jim Manassas
Piero Lulli ...
Grand Full
Bruno Corazzari ...
Sam Puttnam
Clay Slegger
Frank Braña ...
Deputy Sheriff with Eye Patch
Franco Pesce ...
Plon Plon
Sal Borgese ...
Traitor (as Salvatore Borgese)
Giuseppe Castellano ...
Director of Penitentiary
Lino Coletta ...
Sancho - Guard
Raffaele Di Mario ...
Gus - Guard
Fernando Bilbao ...
Monk's Henchman
Beatrice Pellegrino
Brizio Montinaro ...
Killer in Turkish Bath
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Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch of other treacherous folks who include conniving widow Senora Manassas, shrewd fellow gunslinger Grand Full, and the vicious and unhinged General Monk are also looking to get their greedy hands on said fortune. Written by Woodyanders

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24 December 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Cloud of Dust... Cry of Death... Sartana Is Coming  »

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2.35 : 1
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Gianni Garko competes to find the gold with just about everyone
3 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One test of a good movie is whether or not it holds up over time. This one does. Another is whether or not it holds up under repeated viewings. This one does. Its complexity as a mystery alone assures that, but there is more, quite a lot more. We have a very cool superhero in Sartana (Gianni Garko). His senses and reflexes are top-notch acute, which save his life several times and help him outmaneuver enemies. He is bold enough to get himself imprisoned so that he can escape and free Piero Lulli, who may help him find $500,000 in gold and $2,000,000 in counterfeit notes. He is brave enough to take on a troop of ruffians armed with an organ-weapon. He can pole vault. He's quick-witted. Garko looks the part.

Nothing is too overdone, the story doesn't descend into parody. The director has a sure hand. The production includes a western town and not so many landscapes. The music is confident and melodic spaghetti western with nice chord resolutions. Expect a high body count and lots of shooting, plus some beauty and cunning provided by Susan Scott.

It all adds up to bona fide entertainment.

This entry was rated #27 among all spaghetti westerns by one site at one time. This seems high to me, but what does it matter?


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