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$1,000 on the Black (1966)

1000 dollari sul nero (original title)
Twelve years ago, Sartana framed his brother Johnny for murder and stole his girlfriend. Now the town's undisputed boss and doted over by his possessive mother, Sartana seems safe - until, his sentence served, Johnny rides back into town.

Director:

Alberto Cardone (as Albert Cardiff)

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (story), Vittorio Salerno (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steffen ... Johnny Liston
Gianni Garko ... Sartana Liston (as John Garko)
Erika Blanc ... Joselita Rogers
Carlo D'Angelo Carlo D'Angelo ... Judge Waldorf (as Charles of Angel)
Sieghardt Rupp ... Ralph
Angelica Ott ... Mary
Daniela Igliozzi Daniela Igliozzi ... Manuela Holt
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Sheriff (as Frank Farrell)
Gianni Solaro Gianni Solaro ... Forrester
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... Angry Man in Bar
Olga Solbelli Olga Solbelli ... Woman Begging for Mercy
Gaetano Scala Gaetano Scala ... Sartana Henchman
Ettore Arena Ettore Arena
Mario Dionisi Mario Dionisi ... Sartana Henchman
Roberto Miali Roberto Miali ... Jerry Holt (as Jerry Wilson)
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Twelve years ago, Sartana framed his brother Johnny for murder and stole his girlfriend. Now the town's undisputed boss and doted over by his possessive mother, Sartana seems safe - until, his sentence served, Johnny rides back into town.

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Western

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

18 December 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

$1,000 on the Black See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metheus Film,Lisa-Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of the Sartana character. See more »

Connections

Referenced in If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Necklace of Pearls
(uncredited)
Written by Michele Lacerenza (music) and at Gancarossa
Performed by Peter Boon
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Best movie of Anthony Steffen and Gianni Garko
10 June 2001 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Steffen and Garko have been in a lot of awful movies, no doubt about that, so "Sartana" can easily be considered a climax in their careers, respectively.

It's the story of two brothers fighting each other, Steffen playing the straight and honest one, Garko portraying a sadistic, screaming blond loony. Their mother tries to stop him. Intense pictures, intense emotions, the director even alluded to Shakespearean tragedies a few times, but you needn't take that too seriously. All in all, well done, spaghetti western above average.


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