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Ballata per un pistolero (1967)

Instead of fighting over newly gained money from a coach-robbery, two gangster-brothers (El Bedoja and Chiuchi) decide to rob a bank together. But Martinez, a gangster-coward, is ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfio Caltabiano

Writers:

Alfio Caltabiano (screenplay), Alfio Caltabiano (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra ... Rocco / Blackie (as Antony Ghidra)
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Hud
Mario Novelli ... Chiuchi (as Antony Freeman)
Alfio Caltabiano Alfio Caltabiano ... El Bedoja (as Al Northon)
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Explosion / Esplotion / 'Knallfrosch' (as Dan May)
Monica Teuber ... Maruja (as Monika Teuber)
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Martinez (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Lanfranco Ceccarelli Lanfranco Ceccarelli ... Sheriff
Hermann Nehlsen Hermann Nehlsen ... Banker
Pietro Ceccarelli Pietro Ceccarelli ... Toro (as Peter Jacob)
Ellen Schwiers ... Maruja's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicola Balini Nicola Balini
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Storyline

Instead of fighting over newly gained money from a coach-robbery, two gangster-brothers (El Bedoja and Chiuchi) decide to rob a bank together. But Martinez, a gangster-coward, is successfully questioned by Nigros (a clad-in-black gangster-killer who collects the money) and Rocco (a righteous ex-sheriff who doesn't and shows off even more skill in using his pistol) on their plans. After having robbed the bank and needlessly shot several town-inhabitants, the gangsters hide out in a mine, taking beautiful Maruja with them as hostage. Although Rocco and Nigros follow different paths (Nigros the money, Rocco justice), they unite to get the money. They hire Esplotion for the explosives. Because Rocco is out of ammunition, he impales one of the gangsters with a wooden stake. A second showdown plays in a barn. Written by anonymous

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 April 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Pistoleros See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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So So Spaghetti Western
30 January 2006 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

'Ballata per un Pistolero' is a so-so spaghetti western, with a trifle story, good scenes of shootings and a good photography background and competent music score.

This movie was released in DVD here in Brazil and it takes my special attention for two reasons: first of all, I'm a great addict of spaghetti western (in fact, I'm writing a book about movies, actors and directors of this genre) and second because 'Ballata per un Pistolero' has not in the cast none of the actors who were always around, like Giulianno Gemma, Franco Nero, George Hilton or Anthony Steffen.

The movie is a standard example of these kind of movies. In the main role we find an actor of old Yugoslavia (here under the name 'Anthony Guidra') who made a good work as an aging gunman in a hunt against two criminals. By his side goes a young bounty hunter (played by Angelo Infanti, in an infamous wooden performance) and the ending will bring the revelation of a secret between these two different men.

Not a great movie, to be sure. I give this a 5 (five) out of 10 (ten). But the movie is somewhat amusing and well done, especially if you are a spaghetti western enthusiastic.


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