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In a Colt's Shadow (1965)

All'ombra di una colt (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 10 December 1965 (Italy)
A story about two gunfighters, Duke and Steve. Steve is in love with Duke's daughter but Duke disapproves of the match, envisioning a life of hardship and danger for the girl if she marries Steve.


Giovanni Grimaldi (as Gianni Grimaldi)


Giovanni Grimaldi (screenplay) (as Gianni Grimaldi), Aldo Barni (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Forsyth ... Steve Blaine
Conrado San Martín ... Duke Buchanan (as Conrado Sanmartin)
Franco Ressel ... Jackson (as Frank Ressel)
Franco Lantieri Franco Lantieri ... Burns (as Frankie Liston)
José Calvo José Calvo ... Sheriff (as Pepe Calvo)
Anna Maria Polani Anna Maria Polani ... Susan (as Anne Sherman)
Helga Liné ... Fabienne
Aldo Sambrell ... Ramirez (as Aldo Sanbrel)
Eugenio Galadini Eugenio Galadini ... Buck (as Graham Sooty)
Javier de Rivera Javier de Rivera ... Williams (as Xavier de Rivera)
José Marco José Marco ... Sbirro
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Oliver (as Andrew Scott)
Xan das Bolas ... Veterinarian (as Xan de Bolas)
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín ... Auctioneer
Glauco Onorato Glauco Onorato ... Title Sequence Narrator (voice)


A story about two gunfighters, Duke and Steve. Steve is in love with Duke's daughter but Duke disapproves of the match, envisioning a life of hardship and danger for the girl if she marries Steve.

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Italy | Spain



Release Date:

10 December 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

In a Colt's Shadow See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Actors Sancho Gracia (as Felix Sancho Gracia) , Hugo Ricardo, Rufino Inglés, Hugo Blanco, Rafael Ibáñez, Guillermo Méndez, Tito García, Juan Antonio Peral (as Antonio Peral), Hilario Flores, Leoncito Cayetano (as Cayetano Leoncito), and Walter Maestosi receive onscreen credits in the Spanish prints but not in the Italian ones. See more »


Referenced in Black Emmanuelle's Groove (2007) See more »

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Better Than Average Early Spaghetti
23 June 2006 | by heybhcSee all my reviews

This 1965 Italian western has many familiar faces among the cast; all do a good job, particularly Conrado Sanmartin as the elder pistolero, Duke, who forbids his friend Steve Blane from courting his daughter. Complications ensue, and eventually Duke and Steve are face to face on the main street of Providence (the same town Clint Eastwood cleaned up in A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS). Most of the fun in this one is picking out the locations and identifying stock performers like Franco Ressel and Jose Calvo. Aldo Sanbrell shows up early as a bandido, and Tito Garcia is cast as the barkeep with a full head of hair for a change. The action is good, with the stuntmen earning their keep by crashing off of roofs and through remadas, and Blane's horse gives probably the best performance in the history of equine acting. Nico Fidenco's score is outstanding, although the vocal over the titles are a bit off-putting. The titles themselves are particularly flamboyant for a spaghetti, luridly painted cartoons that flirt with a fine art look. Overall I liked this one, I think seeing it in a nice widescreen print helped a lot.

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