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Ballad of Death Valley (1970)

Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi (original title)
Smooth and lethal gunfighter Lee Calloway helps three bandit brothers escape from jail under the condition that they give him fifty percent of the stolen gold they have hidden. Of course, ... See full summary »

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Smooth and lethal gunfighter Lee Calloway helps three bandit brothers escape from jail under the condition that they give him fifty percent of the stolen gold they have hidden. Of course, the treacherous sibling trio don't plan on keeping their end of the deal. Written by Woodyanders

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Ballad of Death Valley  »

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A King for a Day
Written by Augusto Martelli
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A movie with method
28 October 2005 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Calloway helps 3 bandits to escape from prison. The deal is that they shall give him 50 percent of the gold they have hidden. Of course, as soon as they are free, they have little intention to divide the treasure with him. A long ride through the desert "valley of death" seems the perfect opportunity to get rid of him. However, Calloway is like a cat with 9 lives...

"Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi" is a quite methodical movie which develops its story step by step instead of relying on mindless action. Yes, the movie is a bit slower than others of the genre, but since it takes time for its characters, for example the puppet maker, it has more qualities than the average low budget western. Nothing extraordinary, but I was satisfied.


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