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Bullets Don't Argue (1964)

Le pistole non discutono (original title)
On his own wedding day, sheriff Pat Garrett must leave and try to arrest two bank robbers.


Mario Caiano (as Fred Wilson, Manfred Riegert, Mike Perkins)


Gianni Castellano (screenplay) (as Franz Wieland, Franz Waller), Giuseppe Moccia (screenplay) (as Daniel Mooch, Donald Mooch) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Rod Cameron ... Pat Garrett
Ángel Aranda ... George Clanton (as Angel Aranda)
Horst Frank ... Billy Clanton
Mimmo Palmara ... Santero (as Dick Palmer)
Hans Nielsen Hans Nielsen ... Rev. Alvarez
Andrea Aureli ... Manuel (as Andrew Ray)
Vivi Bach ... Agnes Goddard
Kai Fischer ... Helen (as Kay Fischer)
Tito García ... Miguel (as Paul Smith)
Eulalia Tenorio Eulalia Tenorio ... (as Laly Tenory)
Luis Durán Luis Durán ... Mike Goddard
Giulia Rubini ... Martha Coogan (as Judy Robbins)
Joe Kamel Joe Kamel ... Capt. MacKay
José Manuel Martín ... Ramon (as Joseph Martin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuel Arbó ... Banquero


On his own wedding day, sheriff Pat Garrett must leave and try to arrest two bank robbers.

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Italian censorship visa # 43555 delivered on 11-8-1964. See more »


Referenced in Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) See more »


Lonesome Billy
Performed by Peter Tevis
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Good but not great early spaghetti...
25 March 2006 | by heybhcSee all my reviews

This is the film that Jolly Films of Rome and the other producing companies were putting their hopes and money into while tossing a bone to an unknown director named Sergio Leone, giving him film ends and minimal financing to shoot a movie called The Magnificent Stranger which featured a little-known American TV actor named Clint Eastwood. BULLETS DON'T ARGUE starred Rod Cameron, a bigger name, as Pat Garrett, with Horst Frank and Angel Aranda as Billy and George Clanton, thus mixing two old west legends into a very typically American spaghetti western. It kind of reminded me of the Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott westerns of the late fifties, with Cameron as the stoic, older authority figure bringing in the wild, younger outlaws, and is pretty darned good, doing what it sets out to do. Oddly enough the highlight of Morricone's score is the song Lonesome Billy, about the elder of the outlaw brothers. BTW I think this is the film that did so poorly at the Italian box office that it prompted Variety to report that spaghetti westerns were dead, a week or so before the Leone/Eastwood film, retitled A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, turned the film world on its ear.

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Release Date:

23 October 1964 (West Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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1.85 : 1
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