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They Died with Their Boots On (1978)
"Sella d'argento" (original title)

 -  Western | Action  -  20 April 1978 (Italy)
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Young boy who sees his father gunned down kills the assassin. Years later, he has grown up to be a successful bounty hunter who is feared by many. And then one day he discovers secrets to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Giuliano Gemma ...
Roy Blood
Sven Valsecchi ...
Thomas Barrett, Jr.
Ettore Manni ...
Thomas Barrett
Gianni De Luigi ...
Cinzia Monreale ...
Margaret Barrett
Licinia Lentini ...
Miss Sheba
Philippe Hersent ...
Donald O'Brien ...
Sergio Leonardi ...
Butch The Bartender
Karina Verlier ...
Peggy (as Karine Stampfer)
Agnes Kalpagos ...
One Of Sheba's Women
Maria Tinelli ...
Sheba's Woman
2 Strike Snake


Young boy who sees his father gunned down kills the assassin. Years later, he has grown up to be a successful bounty hunter who is feared by many. And then one day he discovers secrets to his past... Written by Humberto Amador

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horse | gore | sadism | shoot | spain | See more »


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Pretty tame standard spaghetti-western, but with a silver-saddle though...
1 April 2002 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie in the early 1990's, saw it once, and then it had been lying on the shelf more than 10 years (approximately). When I finally brushed off the dust and decided to see it again (remembering absolutely nothing about it), I wasn't as disappointed as I first thought I would be after just looking at the video-cover and reading the words: "This is a real Gun-man Western!" and thinking it would be filled with cliches and stupid dialogue. The beginning was actually the best part in the movie, and I thought that it should have ended just when the little boy rode off into the sunset after the shootout.

But no, they had to carry on for a whole hour after that!... in that hour, a romantic (meaningless of course) relationship occurs with Roy Blood and some woman (who actually looks quite pretty, I must say). Some bad guys suddenly appear from nowhere and of course feels like shooting it out with our hero Roy Blood (played by Giuliano Gemma). Geoffrey Lewis (who's the father of Juliette Lewis, and who has been in a whole bunch of Clint Eastwood-movies and other minor or major films) appears in a role as a sleazy guy called 'Snake' (I didn't even notice his name on the cast, because they had like 7 or 8 Italian no-names listed ahead of him!!), I thought he should have been at least the third-highest placed person on the cast overview list.

The movie made me laugh a couple of times, even though I don't think it was intentionally by the director, except the hilarious ending which blew my mind completely!.. It was a truly amazing scene, one that saved the entire movie in my opinion...

I give the first part of the movie 1/3 points (because I thought the daddy-killer looked like Johnny Cash, and he's cool), the middle section 2/4 points (because I was glad to see at least ONE familiar face in the movie [G. Lewis]), and the ending I give 2/3 (Well, you'll have to see it to believe it... even though some might think it is very ridiculous!)..

All in all, a pretty average western, with a hokey plot, but okay if you don't have anything better to do with your time.


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