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Il venditore di morte (1971)

Gunfighter Silver is hired by a lawyer to prove that his client, Chester Conway, is innocent of the saloon hold-up he's condemned to hang for.

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Lorenzo Gicca Palli (as Vincent Thomas)

Writer:

Lorenzo Gicca Palli (story and screenplay) (as Enzo Gicca)
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Complete credited cast:
Gianni Garko ... Mr. Silver
Mimma Biscardi Mimma Biscardi ... Polly Winters (as Gely Genka)
Franco Abbina Franco Abbina ... Advocat Jeff Plummer
Luciano Catenacci ... Sheriff Tom Stanton (as Luciano Lorcas)
Laura Gianoli Laura Gianoli ... Mrs. Randall
Giancarlo Prete ... Reverend Tiller
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Banker Randall
Luciano Pigozzi ... Doc Rosencrantz (as Alan Collins)
Franca De Stratis Franca De Stratis ... Carmen Morales
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Prosecutor
Alfredo Rizzo Alfredo Rizzo ... Judge Atwell
Giuseppe Castellano ... Townsman Grant
Klaus Kinski ... Chester Conway
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tchang Yu Tchang Yu ... Undertaker
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Storyline

Four people are killed in a saloon hold-up. The townspeople pin the murders on local no-count black sheep Chester Conway. Lawyer Jeff Plummer and prostitute Polly Winters don't believe that Chester is guilty of these crimes, so they hire smooth and suave gunman Silver to prove Chester's innocence and find the real killers. Written by Woodyanders

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He'd kill anyone for a price, but he'd kill one man for free !


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Interesting Spaghetti Western Murder Mystery
30 September 2006 | by Witchfinder-General-666See all my reviews

"Il Venditore Di Morte" aka. "Price Of Death" is an unusual mixture of Spaghetti Western and Murder Mystery. The interesting idea and two great actors, Klaus Kinski and Gianni Garko, make it an entertaining and interesting movie.

After a prostitute and a bartender are killed in a robbery in a little town's saloon somewhere in the Old West, a thug named Chester Conoway (Kinski) is arrested and immediately sentenced to death. Paid by the young lady who owns the saloon, and who despises Conoway, but believes in his innocence, Conoway's lawyer hires the famous gunman and tracker Mr. Silver (Garko) to prove his innocence. Silver soon doubts the town's people's believe that the two dead people were victims of a violent holdup, and starts to think that the robbery was just committed to draw the attention off the true reason of the murders. Price Of Death also has a subplot about the murder of a Mexican girl.

The idea of making a Spaghetti Western with the plot of a murder mystery is quite unusual and interesting, furthermore "Price Of Death" also has its humorous moments. The movie is also worth watching for its two stars, Gianni Garko (who is credited as John Garko in this movie), and Klaus Kinski, who is a great enrichment for this film, although his performance in "Price of death" is far from his best performances, and he actually doesn't say a lot. The answers to the movie's mysteries are unfortunately quite predictable, but the film is still fun and worth watching. As a Spaghetti Western fan, I recommend this to others, I can't guarantee that everybody is gonna like it, but I did. 6/10


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 September 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Gunfight See more »

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Mida Cinematografica See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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