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Seven Dollars to Kill (1966)

7 dollari sul rosso (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 16 March 1966 (Italy)
A little boy is abducted by ruthless bandit gang leader El Cachal after Cachal and his men butcher the boy's family with the exception of his father. Johnny Ashley, the gunslinger father of... See full summary »


Alberto Cardone (as Albert Cardiff)


Amedeo Mellone (story) (as Hamed Wright), Melchiade Coletti (screenplay) (as Mel Collins) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steffen ... Johnny Ashley
Elisa Montés ... Sybil
Fernando Sancho ... El Cachal / Sancho
Roberto Miali Roberto Miali ... Jerry (as Jerry Wilson)
Loredana Nusciak ... Emily
Bruno Carotenuto Bruno Carotenuto ... Rosario (as Caroll Brown)
José Manuel Martín ... El Gringo / Chulo
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Bill (as Spean Convery)
Alfredo Varelli Alfredo Varelli ... 1st Sheriff (as Fred Warrel)
Gianni Manera Gianni Manera ... Gambler
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Sheriff of Wishville (as Frank Farrell)
Annie Giss Annie Giss ... Julie / Starlight
Franco Gulà Franco Gulà ... Walt
Renato Terra ... Manuel
Nino Musco Nino Musco ... Oeste


A little boy is abducted by ruthless bandit gang leader El Cachal after Cachal and his men butcher the boy's family with the exception of his father. Johnny Ashley, the gunslinger father of the boy, goes searching for his son. Alas, the boy has grown up to be a mean and vicious criminal. Written by Woodyanders

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Passable Spaghetti/Paella Western co-produced by Italy/Spain and with important intervention by the great Fernando Sancho
11 February 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

It is a thrilling western that packs a story full of violence , fights , killings and subsequent suspense , so-so dramatic pace , twists and slick direction . A little boy is kidnapped by nasty outlaw band whose leader turns out to be the vicious cutthroat nicknamed ¨El Cachal¨ (Fernando Sancho) , a known Mexican thief . Then , Cachal and his henchmen (Jose Luis Martin , Espartaco Conversi) butcher the child's family with the exception of his dad . Later on , the father called Johnny Ashley (Anthony Steffen) returns home and looks for his son . Many years later , one time grown-up the kid's become into a killer gunslinger , the feared Jerry (Roberto Miali) , and his adopting father results to be the ominous bandit ¨El Cachal .

Decent Maccaroni/Chorizo Western dealing with a deadly confrontation , including interesting elements of Greek tragedy , though it has some flaws and gaps , too . This violent Spaghetti results to be an oater plenty of action , thrills , gun-play , in a word : emotion . Besides , it contains effective action sequences as when there takes place the final attack on the town or the exciting ending gun-down between father and son . It's a medium budget film with passable actors , technicians, production values and ordinary results . Here there are ritual shootouts among gunslingers confronting each other in some quick-draw duels in the accepted Western movie fashion . It follows the Sergio Leone wake , including close-up , zooms , choreographic duels and no being proceeded in American style . Acceptable action sequences with rousing crossfire and spectacularly bloody shootouts . Charismatic performance for the whole casting . The notorious Spaghetti actor , Anthony Steffen is good in his usual tough role . Enjoyable and sympathetic performance by the always great Fernando Sancho . In the film appears ordinary Tortilla/Spaghetti Western actors , such as : José Luis Martin , Elisa Montes , Spartaco Conversi , Franco Fantasia and Loredana Nusciack of ¨Django¨ .

The picture displays a resounding and appropriate musical score by Francesco De Massi who composes one of the his best Western soundtracks . And colorful and glimmer cinematography by Jose F. Aguayo who photographed various Buñuel films . Being filmed on location in Hoyo Manzanares del Real , Colmenar Viejo and La Pedriza , Madrid , Spain and El Lacio , Rome , Italy . This Chorizo-Spaghetti Western mostly produced by Italy and important Spanish participation , being decently shot by the Italian professional Albert Cardone . Albert was a prestigious assistant director to popular films as ¨Ben Hur¨, ¨Purple noon¨, ¨Cagliostro¨ , ¨Carmen¨ , ¨Don Camilo¨ , ¨Return of Don Camilo¨. And shot some films , most of them entertaining Westerns such as : ¨¨ Blood at Sundown¨ , ¨Kidnapping¨ , ¨Il Lungo Giorno Del Massacro¨ , ¨20.000 Dollari Sul¨ , ¨L'ira Di Dio¨ and starred by usual genre stars as Brett Halsey , Gianni Garco , Peter Martell , Wayde Preston , Fernando Sancho and Anthony Steffen . Rating : Acceptable and passable 5.5/10 . Only for Spaghetti Western aficionados .

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