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Faccia a faccia (1967)

R | | Western | 1976 (USA)
A history professor has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang.

Director:

Sergio Sollima

Writers:

Sergio Sollima (story), Sergio Donati (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Professor Brad Fletcher (as Gian Maria Volonté)
Tomas Milian ... Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennet
William Berger ... Charley 'Chas' A. Siringo
Jolanda Modio ... Maria
Gianni Rizzo Gianni Rizzo ... Williams
Carole André ... Cattle Annie (as Carol André)
Ángel del Pozo ... Maximilian de Winton (as Angel Del Pozo)
Aldo Sambrell ... Zachary Shawn (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Nello Pazzafini ... Vance
José Torres ... Aaron Chase
Linda Veras ... Cathy - Fletcher's Mistress
Antonio Casas ... Leading Citizen of Puerto del Fuego
Frank Braña ... Jason
Guy Heron Guy Heron ... Sheriff at de Winton Estate
Rossella D'Aquino Rossella D'Aquino ... Sally - Hotel Maid
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Storyline

History Professor Brad Fletcher heads west for his health, but falls in with Soloman Bennett's outlaw gang. Fascinated by their way of life, Fletcher finally takes over the gang, leading with a new 'efficient' ruthlessness. Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro@msn.com>

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Cruel enemies who confront each other face to face! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to Face See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (24fps) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Upon release, the film was interpreted by many Italian film critics as a parable on the rise of fascism in Europe. See more »

Goofs

A barrel marked "BEER" in Purgatory City has its markings printed backwards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor Brad Fletcher: I've an announcement to make, and I find it... very painful. I'm unable to... continue this history course. But as you perhaps know, it's not a matter of my own volition. However, the study of history can be suspended... and resumed at any point. Because, though all men must die in time, other men will make history live. And each man can choose his own part in history. We've been forced to choose: when the war between the States declared that we were either Union loyalists or ...
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Crazy Credits

Carlo Simi is given a "sets and costumes" credit on Italian prints, while English prints credit him as the "art director". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Spaghetti West (2005) See more »

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Very Clever
20 September 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A history professor (Gian Maria Volontè) has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang.

Although in no way historically accurate, I have to appreciate that the writers included the personage of Charlie Siringo (1855-1928). Frankly, I was not aware of his existence, and I am somewhat surprised that anyone in 1967 really knew, either. Though I suppose at that time westerns were still in fashion, so even second-tier outlaws were probably lionized.

Even more interesting, how many Italian-Americans were there in the 1850s? I suspect not many more than a handful, which might explain how he would be known to Italian filmmakers. And, heck, a book called "Charles A. Siringo: A Texas Picaro" was published in 1967...


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