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And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave (1971)

Los buitres cavarán tu fosa (original title)
Since the banditry is becoming uncontrollable shortly after the American Civil War, the transportation company Wells Fargo hires some Pistoleros... See full synopsis »


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Complete credited cast:
Jeff Sullivan
Pancho Corrales
Maria Pia Conte ...
Glenn Kovac (as Frank Brana)
Raf Baldassarre ...
Sheriff of Silver Town
Joaquín Díaz ...
Ted Salomon (as Joaquin Dia)
Carlos Ronda ...
Sheriff of Lost Valley
El Rojo
Juan Torres ...
Gaspar 'Indio' González ...
Corrales' Man (as Indio Gonzalez)
Ivano Staccioli ...
Dan Barker


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11 August 1971 (Italy)  »

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Acceptable Paella/Spaghetti Western co-produced by Spain/Italy and starred by three usual stars : Hill , Sancho and Braña
25 October 2016 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Action-filled Spaghetti , littered with killings , shootouts , riding pursuits , brawls , revenge , romance , cross and doublé-crosses . Maccaroni Western performed by habitual secondary actors , as it stars Fernando Sancho , Angel Aranda , Ivano Staccioli , among others . Here stands out Craig Hill , his role is well performed , he plays a relentless gunslinger using mercilessly his gun , a violent veteran who seeks justice , an usual plot in Spaghetti western . It is set shortly after the American Civil War , since the banditry is becoming uncontrollable , being increasingly frequent the outlaw incursions , then the transportation company Wells Fargo hires some deputies-bounty hunters , to protect themselves against the attacks and assaults on stagecoaches carried out by cruel bandits . One of these deputies results to be an ex-sheriff named Jeff Sullivan (Craig Hill) , with a particular zeal in the matter because the ruthless bandit Glenn Kovacks (Frank Braña) with his gang murdered barbarously some time ago to his wife . In addition , Pancho Corrales (Fernando Sancho) , a brutal and ironic gunfighter who is also on the trail of Kovacs for Wells Fargo . Sullivan pursues relentlessly enemies and he gets rid of his contenders one by one and tries to execute his vendetta . Along the way Jeff meets Dan Baker (Angel Aranda) and a beautiful young woman (Maria Pia Conte) whose father is murdered . In the process , Baker falls in love for Susan who heals him some injures . As Sullivan finds out that the Dan Barker's malevolent brother is the real killer his spouse . At the end takes place the violent taking on , it ends with a great deal of deaths and a strong annihilation .

This Chorizo/Pasta Western is running out of ideas a bit ; nevertheless , it is still good enough to be fun . This moving tortilla/Ravioli flick packs shootouts , thrills , violent confrontations and riding pursuits . Italian-Spanish co-production filmed in Catalunya , full of familiar faces , assaults , exaggerated characters , gun-down , lots of shots and fights . Starring Craig Hill as an ex-sheriff become a merciless avenger and he vows vendetta when finds his wife has been killed by a greedy murderer , he then will revenge himself and set the townsfolk free from the nasty villain . Worthwhile watching for a demonstration of the confrontation between Craig Hill , Fernando Sancho and Frank Braña with some looks that say it all , including an exciting ending . Here Graig Hill is pretty nice as Jeff Sullivan , another hero of second class in the S.W. genre . His role is well performed , he plays as a cruel avenger but upright gun-shooter, a violent veteran who seeks a bloody vendetta , an ordinary plot in Spaghetti/Paella Western . The movie contains typical particularities Spaghetti , as it is full of fury , sadism , bloodbaths , and close-ups of grime-encrusted faces . Recently deceased Craig Hill gives a subdued performance but adequate to his character . The notorious Spaghetti/Paella actor , Craig Hill is good in his customary brave role , here playing a tough ex-sheriff/bounty hunter/deputy turned into a terrible revenger when his spouse is wrongly murdered by the killer Kovacks/Braña and his hoodlums . Craig Hill played a lot of Spaghetti , his first Western was ¨Hands of a Gunfighter" or ¨Ocaso De Un Pistolero¨ , he went on playing : "Seven Pistols for a Massacre" , "Rick and John¨ , ¨Conquerors of the West¨ , ¨Bounty hunter¨ , "I Want Him Dead" , "Fifteen Scaffolds for the Killer" , "Three Crosses of Death" , ¨Bury Them Deep¨ "I want him dead¨, and this ¨The Crows Will Dig Your Grave" or "Los Cuervos Cavarán Tú Fosa" . His main enemy is rightly performed by Fernando Sancho and Frank Braña , both of whom interpreting two cruelly baddie roles are terrific , they previously and subsequently would play similar characters . And special mention for the great Fernando Sancho who gives a nice acting as the malicious as well as sympathetic bounty hunter Pancho Corrales . Here appear important secondaries from Spaghetti/Tortilla/Chorizo or Paella Western , these are the followings : Maria Pia Conte as a beautiful countrywoman who loves Angel Aranda , Dominique Boschero , Ivano Staccioli , Raf Baldassarre , Gaspar 'Indio' González , Juan Torres.

Being regularly photographed by Giancarlo Ferrando in Eastmancolor . Mostly filmed in atmospheric though poor scenarios on location in Matadepera , vicinity of Barcelona , Cataluña , Fraga , (Huesca) , similar to Almeria , and a Western village located in ¨Spugles De Llobregat¨ built by Balcazar Productions and in Rome, Lazio, Italy , as well as interiors filmed in Elios studios . Enjoyable musical score by Bruno Nicolai , usual collaborator to Morricone . The motion picture was middlingly directed by Juan Bosch . He managed to make a fluid and filled with thrills , duels , attacks , and shots , though average and in low budget . Juan was a Spanish craftsman , writing and directing ; working from the 60s in all kind of genres and B movies such as Spaghetti Western : ¨Dallas¨, "God in Heaven, Arizona on Earth¨, "And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave" , "My Horse, My Gun, Your Widow" ,¨Ciudad Maldita¨, ¨They Believed He Was No Saint" , "Stagecoach of the Condemned" ; Giallo : "The Killer Wore Gloves" , "On the Edge" or "The Killer with a Thousand Eyes" ; Comedy : Mauricio Mon Amour¨, ¨40 Años Sin Sexo¨, ¨Caray Con Divorcio¨ , ¨Rolls Para Hipolito¨ and Terror : ¨Exorcismo¨, ¨Secta Siniestra¨ . Rating : 5.5/10 , mediocre but entertaining , though sometimes embarrassing . If you like Chorizo , Paella , Tortilla , Butifarra or Spaghetti westerns , this one remains lightly watchable .

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