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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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Anthony Douglas
Aldo Berti ...
George Douglas
Carlo Giordana ...
Slim Douglas
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Peter Douglas
Luciano Pigozzi ...
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Esther
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Bruno Ariè
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Gaetano Imbró
Franco Ressel ...
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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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15 August 1970 (Italy)  »

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Ballad of Death Valley  »

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A King for a Day
Written by Augusto Martelli
Performed by Augusto Martelli and Betsy Bell
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Above average spaghetti
10 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I liked William Berger in this film and I liked the story. The final gunfight was very exciting. It was something like the one in For a Few Dollars More.

The ending wasn't all that funny, though and I thought the film dragged somewhat in the middle. The jailbreak was good and so was the hunt through death valley. I think many of the same people who were in Sabata were in this film although I am not sure.

The theme song "King for a Day" was very good and fitted the film. All spaghettis should have good music and this one does.


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