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China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
"Amore, piombo e furore" (original title)

R  |   |  Western  |  4 August 1978 (Italy)
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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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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
Franco Interlenghi ...
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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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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China 9, Liberty 37  »

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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

Clayton and Catherine are eating dinner in a hotel dining room. Clayton tells her that he is a gunfighter and she is a woman between husbands. The shot returns to Catherine who is sitting in a different setting (her hotel room), but answers as if the conversation was continuous. See more »

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A somewhat odd spaghetti Western
4 August 2013 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

A somewhat odd spaghetti Western. I am not familiar with this Monte Hellman, but at first I thought he was trying to be Sergio Leone. Later, I thought he was trying to outdo Leone. I am not sure if the setting is supposed to be southeast Texas, even though there are towns named China and Liberty there, but the countryside there is wooded, and even a bit swampy. Excellent photography of the arid Spanish landscapes. The sound was awful, though, with score and background noise often drowning out dialog. Fabio Testi was the wooden anti-hero, with a serious Italian accent. Warren Oates was the only really well-developed character. Jenny Agutter was oh, so beautiful. But she was alternately reserved and wanton, so it was hard to figure out her character. (You really have to see the uncut version. It is available if you search hard enough for it.) There were a few anachronisms and plot holes but not terribly so. A pet peeve of mine is people suffering grievous wounds, like gunshots and stabbings, and seemingly having no ill effects after three days. I know it moves the narrative along, but sheesh. Anyway it was OK, and just a bit better due to Agutter.


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