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China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

Amore, piombo e furore (original title)
Condemned gunman Clayton is given a last minute reprieve on condition he murders rancher Matthew for a railway company. Visiting Matthew's ranch, Clayton is unable to bring himself to kill ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Matthew Sebanek
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Clayton Drumm
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Catherine Sebanek
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Wilbur Olsen, Dime Novelist
Isabel Mestres ...
Barbara, Virgil's Wife
Gianrico Tondinelli ...
Johnny Sebanek
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Hank Sebanek
Charly Bravo ...
Duke, Barbara's Brother (as Carlos Bravo)
Paco Benlloch ...
Virgil Sebanek
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Sheriff's friend
Richard C. Adams ...
Sheriff
Natalia Kim ...
Cassie
Ivonne Sentis ...
Prostitute (as Yvonne Sentis)
Romano Puppo ...
Zeb / Zeb's brother
Luis Prendes ...
Williams
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Storyline

Condemned gunman Clayton is given a last minute reprieve on condition he murders rancher Matthew for a railway company. Visiting Matthew's ranch, Clayton is unable to bring himself to kill Matthew and leaves, but Matthew's wife, Catherine, believing she has killed Matthew during an argument joins Clayton. Matthew, still alive, and mad as hell joins Clayton's equally angered employers to hunt down the pair Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro.msn.com>

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Release Date:

4 August 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

China 9, Liberty 37  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The English title of the film (China 9, Liberty 37) comes from a signpost seen at the start of the movie which shows the distances to the two nearest towns:- China being 9 miles in one direction and Liberty 37 miles in the other. See more »

Goofs

When Catherine hits Mathew over the head with the rolling pin, the rolling pin bends in the middle showing it to be made of rubber. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gallows Observer: Pretty sight, no more Japanese.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, a title gives the dedication "To my father". See more »

Connections

Remade as Snowblind (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

China 9 Love Ballad
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Douglas Venturelli (as Doug Venturelli), Jerry Harvey and Ronee Blakley
Sung by Ronee Blakley
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Uneven, but has some interest
4 October 2015 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

When the spaghetti genre was all but dead in the late 1970s, the last gasps brought some of the most interesting examples of the genre, including this one. Actually, I am not sure if it qualifies as being a "spaghetti western" because it was helmed by an American director (Monte Hellman) instead of an Italian. It's probably because of this that the end results don't always play out like a typical spaghetti western. It's quite slow at times, and its atmosphere, instead of being action-packed, is pretty serious. In fact, it's almost arty at times. The movie is also interesting in that the main character of the movie, played by Fabio Testi, is not all that sympathetic. Speaking of Testi, his thick accent makes some of his dialogue difficult to understand. But the movie has some strengths as well as weaknesses. There's not much action, but what there is is fairly exciting. There's a good musical score (kind of a mix between European and American western music). And while the movie is slow, it does get you interested in sticking around to see what will happen in the end. If you are into Italian westerns and want to see something a little different - and have some patience to sit through some slow and/or clunky moments - this movie does have some interest.


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