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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 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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THE MASSACRE MEN - They carry their hate in their holsters and a name on every bullet in their belts... See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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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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Referenced in Sella d'argento (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Alone
(Come Back Home Someday)
Written by Coriolano Gori
Performed by Sergio Endrigo
Cetra SP1314 7" 45rpm single
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Fulci delivers an excellent western
25 July 2005 | by spider89119See all my reviews

I have loved Fulci's Zombie films and his other horror films since long before I became interested in spaghetti westerns, so I was naturally very curious about this movie when I discovered that Fulci directed it. After viewing the film, I am very pleased to say that Fulci has directed an excellent western as well.

The music is a perfect example of a great non-Morricone score. Lallo Gori shows that he can have a style of his own and still create a score that is unmistakeably spaghetti western flavored. The theme song is fantastic, and you hear very different variations of it throughout the movie. This gives a feeling of continuity throughout the film without sounding redundant.

Nero and Hilton are both great, as usual. Hilton plays a funny character- a drunk who can shoot faster and straighter than anyone no matter how much he drinks! He can also fight several men at once even though he can't walk a straight line. The other actors are very good also. Nino Castelnuovo gets to play the most interesting part in the film. His character is truly weird and sadistic, and his preoccupation with playing the organ adds a nice hint of the macabre.

If you are a fan of spaghetti westerns or euro-films in general, do yourself a favor and see this movie.


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