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The Brute and the Beast (1966)

Le colt cantarono la morte e fu... tempo di massacro (original title)
A prospector must fight a sadistic man and his son who have taken over his ranch.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Fernando Di Leo (screenplay), Fernando Di Leo (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Tom Corbett
George Hilton ... Jeffrey Corbett
Linda Sini Linda Sini ... Brady (as Lynn Shane)
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Mr. Scott (as John M. Douglas)
Nino Castelnuovo ... Jason 'Junior' Scott
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Murray
Franco Moruzzi Franco Moruzzi ... (as Franco Morici)
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti ... Mercedes
Tchang Yu Tchang Yu ... Undertaker
Aysanoa Runachagua ... Sonko
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Storyline

In 1866 New Mexico, Tom Corbett is a prospector who is called back to his hometown in Laramie Town, Texas at the bequest of a old family friend. Tom arrives in the town to see it under the control of a ruthless and greedy gangster named Jason Scott, who's psychotic and murder-crazed son, Junior Scott, runs it with fear with a posse of thugs who kill anyone who protests their business tactics. Tom finds his brother Jeff, a drunkard looked after by their family maid Mercedes. Tom then tries to persuade Jeff to help him take down the sadistic Scotts so the town can rest easy in peace and harmony again. Written by Matt patay

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When they meet...It's time for massacre! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Massacre Time See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first of three spaghetti westerns that Lucio Fulci made. The other two were The Four of the Apocalypse... (1975) and Sella d'argento (1978). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jeff Corbett: Hey, Gentlemen!
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Connections

Referenced in La notte americana del dr. Lucio Fulci (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Home, Someday
(A Man Alone)
Music by Sergio Bardotti and Sergio Endrigo, Lyrics by Lucio Fulci
Performed by Sergio Endrigo with Orchestration by Coriolano Gori (as Lallo Gori)
Released on Cetra SP1314 7" 45rpm single
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Django unstained
30 June 2013 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Sergio Corbucci's "Django" turned Franco Nero into one of the stars of spaghetti westerns. A number of spaghetti westerns got advertised as "Django" movies, although the only real sequel was "Django 2". Quentin Tarantino later brought the series new attention with "Django Unchained", in which Nero has a bit part as the man who knows that the D is silent.

Horror director Lucio Fulci ventured into the western genre with "Le colt cantarono la morte e fu... tempo di massacro", which got given the English titles "Massacre Time" and "Django the Runner" (the latter hoping to associate it with Corbucci's movie). It's pretty much a B movie, with Nero as a man who decides to rid his hometown from the grip of a corrupt family. Entertaining, but not the best spaghetti western by far. Fulci did better when sticking to movies about zombies and the like. But it's still pretty fun. Fulci incorporates a lot of the brutal stuff for which he's known in horror circles. As it was, the copy that I watched was dubbed in English and had Dutch subtitles!

PS: Franco Nero was in a relationship for some years with Vanessa Redgrave, his co-star in "Camelot". They had a son who directed Redgrave in a TV adaptation of Wallace Shawn's politically charged play "The Fever", co-starring Michael Moore and Angelina Jolie.


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