MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 75,502 this week

Cost of Dying (1968)
"Quanto costa morire" (original title)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 47 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Scaife, the sadistic leader of a gang of cattle thieves, terrorizes the people of a Colorado mountain town. Bill Ransom, the retired sheriff, is the only one to stand up against Scaife and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 144 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
a list of 124 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1014 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 75 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 609 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Cost of Dying" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cost of Dying (1968)

Cost of Dying (1968) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cost of Dying.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo
Stars: George Hilton, Charles Southwood, Erika Blanc
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the Old West a little boy witnesses the murder of his family by gunmen and grows up with plans to track them all down, and kill them.

Director: Giulio Petroni
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega
Sabata (1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Ignazio Spalla
Action | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Mario Lanfranchi
Stars: Richard Conte, Enrico Maria Salerno, Adolfo Celi
Dirty Heroes (1967)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Holland. Spring 1945. Two armies face each other in the final confrontation of World War II. On the one hand are the powerful forces of the Allies, on the other, all that remains of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Frederick Stafford, Daniela Bianchi, John Ireland
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While a Mexican revolutionary lies low as a U.S. rodeo clown, the cynical Polish mercenary who tutored the idealistic peasant tells how he and a dedicated female radical fought for the soul... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, Jack Palance, Tony Musante
Gunlaw (1967)
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Amiable, unassertive Scott Mary picks up the trash, cleans the toilets, sweeps the floors in the town of Clifton. Then a gunfighter comes to town. He offers advice and guidance to Scott who... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Unknown to anybody else but himself The Stranger arrives in an abandoned town where he witnesses the slaughter of Mexican soldiers by a gang led by Aguila. The Stranger threatens Aguila to ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Vanzi
Stars: Tony Anthony, Frank Wolff, Jolanda Modio
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Once again billed as Montgomery Wood, Giuliano Gemma plays a civil war soldier who returns to his family land to find his family decimated, his property taken over by a family of Mexican ... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Fernando Sancho, Lorella De Luca
All Out (1968)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: John Ireland, Mark Damon, Mónica Randall
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As a small boy Johnny saw his father killed by soldiers. Years later he has grown up to be an outlaw and is killing soldiers whenever he can. Lieutenant Garringo (Steffen) is sent out to arrest Johnny (Lawrence) and bring him back alive.

Director: Rafael Romero Marchent
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Peter Lee Lawrence, Solvi Stubing
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Giuseppe Vari
Stars: George Eastman, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic, Dana Ghia
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Andrea Giordana ...
Tony - Bill's adopted son
...
Dan El
Raymond Pellegrin ...
Bill Ransom
Betsy Bell
Bruno Corazzari ...
Scaife
Giovanni Petrucci
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Altamurra
Ruggero Chessa
Mireille Granelli
Fulvio Pellegrino
Claudio Scarchilli
Sandro Scarchilli ...
(as Sergio Scarchilli)
Edit

Storyline

Scaife, the sadistic leader of a gang of cattle thieves, terrorizes the people of a Colorado mountain town. Bill Ransom, the retired sheriff, is the only one to stand up against Scaife and his men, among whom is Dan El, a former friend of his. Dan El is also the father of Tony, Bill's adopted son... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Cost of Dying  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Who is the man?
Sung by Raul Lovecchio
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent Spaghetti with thrills , violence , shoot'em up and set in snowy mountains of Colorado
18 March 2014 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This French-Italian co-production is an acceptable Spaghetti Western in average budget by Sergio Merolle , being highly rated by some critics , though other ones considerate it as mediocre . ¨Cost of dying¨ packs thrills , action , and lots of shots and gunplay . It takes place in the snow-filled outdoors of a Colorado mountain and based on violent events starred by Scaife (Bruno Corazzari) , the sadistic chief of a gang of cattle thieves, as they lay siege a village and terrorize the villagers . Bill Ransom, (Raymond Pellegrin) the retired sheriff, is the only one to stand up against Scaife and his hoodlums , among whom is Dan El (John Ireland) , a former friend . Sheriff Bill has a natural daughter (Betsy Bell) and an adopted son named Tony (Andrea Giordana). The sheriff gathers the townsfolk together and tries to get them to take up arms to fight the gang but the events go wrong . Scaife makes the villagers his slaves by forcing the men to work making a corral for the cattle . Then Tony doesn't hesitate to prosecute to hell Scaife , being only helped by Dan El . Meanwhile , Scaife and his band go on harassing the people village until a final fight .

It's an exciting western with breathtaking showdown between the protagonists Andrea Giordana and his preceptor John Ireland against his enemy , a gang of cattle rustlers led Bruno Corazzari and underlings . There is a huge shootout in the village and a breathtaking face off between Scaife and Dan . There is plenty of action and crossfire in the movie , guaranteeing a shootout or stunt every few minutes along with a lot of violence , including killings in cold blood . This widely deemed picture , unlike most conventional Spaghetti Western , contains exceptional setting , colorful images with an atmospheric cinematography by Benito Frattari, though being necessary a correct remastering , and features a sensitive musical score by Francesco De Massi , including emotive songs . This is a passable Spaghetti Western with some moment entertaining if you can avoid thinking too much . Nice production design and the snow in the village was created by gallons of shaving cream . Settings bear remarkable resemblance to other notorious Spaghetti Westerns such as ¨The great silence¨ and ¨Nine cutthroats¨. Good cast as Andrea Giordana who starred ¨Massacre at Grand canyon¨ , "The Dirty Outlaws" and ¨Johnny Hamlet¨ at his best . Bruno Corazzari as a cruelly baddie role is terrific, he steals the spectacle as a crazed psychopath ; former and subsequently he would play similar characters in various oaters . Furthermore, there appears usual American secondary actor , John Ireland , who starred some Spaghetti Western as "Gatling Gun" , "Bordello" , ¨Challenge of the McKennas¨ ,"Vengeance for Vengeance" , "Run, Man, Run", "Pistol for a Hundred Coffins" .

The picture also develops a peculiar paternal-filial relationship between Andrea Giordana and John Ireland , teaching about art of killing and shooting . Other films dealing with the gunslinger/student theme and among them are the followings : "In a Colt's Shadow" by Gianni Grimaldi with Stephen Forsyth , Conrado San Martin and Aldo Sambrell ; 'Beyond the Law(68)' by Giorgio Stegani with Lee Van Cleef and Alfonso Sábato ; ¨Bandidos¨ by Massimo Dallamano with Enrico Maria Salerno , Terry Jenkins , Venantino Venantini ¨. And the best are ¨Día de Ira¨ or I Giorni Dell'Ira (original title) with Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma , this Spaghetti Western along with 'Da Uomo a Uomo¨ by Giulio Petroni with Lee Van Cleef-John Philip Law ; all of them led to recovery in the popularity of 'horse opera'

Director Sergio Merolle achieved in "Cost of dying or Taste of death " possibly his best and only work of a modest career , with some memorable scenes and regular camera movement , such as the ending duel with surprise included and that makes only can say that this movie seems to be a passable story . Merolle worked as a Production Manager in such an important films as ¨Queimada¨, ¨Battlee of Algiers¨, Sandra¨, and epic movies as ¨Poncio Pilatos¨, ¨Battle of Siracusa and ¨Sign of Rome¨.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cost of Dying (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?