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Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)

Preparati la bara! (original title)
Not Rated | | Western, Action | 27 January 1968 (Italy)
A gunfighter forms a gang of "deceased" execution victims to get revenge on the politician and outlaw who killed his wife.


Ferdinando Baldi


Franco Rossetti (story), Franco Rossetti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Django
Horst Frank ... David Barry
George Eastman ... Lucas
Bruna Simionato Bruna Simionato ... Mercedes (as Barbara Simon)
Pinuccio Ardia ... Orazio / Horace
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Jonathan Abbott (as Lee Burton)
Gianni Brezza Gianni Brezza ... Alvarez
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Pat O'Connor (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Luciano Rossi ... Yankee Jack (as Edward G. Ross)
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Lucas Gang Member
Roberto Simmi Roberto Simmi ... Wallace
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Django Gang Member
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Sheriff
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè ... Yankee Jack's Wife
Lucio De Santis ... Django Gang Member


A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn't know is that Django isn't hanging the men at all, just making it look like he is, and using the men he saves from the gallows to build up his own "gang" in order to take revenge on the boss, who, with Django's former best friend, caused the death of his wife years before. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Wanderer. Gunslinger. Executioner See more »


Western | Action


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Django had his name changed into Trinita for the French version, but no attempt to turn the film into a comedy was ever made. See more »


Lucas is wearing a coat with a modern plastic button on its back. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was released in cinema in Sweden, almost all the violence was removed. 11 cuts(!) were made. See more »


References Texas, Adios (1966) See more »


Le Pistole Non Discutono
From Le pistole non discutono (1964)
Composed and directed by Ennio Morricone
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User Reviews

Viva Django!
28 December 2003 | by Patrick DuffySee all my reviews

Of all the unofficial "Django"-sequels(40+), this is the one that sticks closest to the original. This time around, Django is portrayed by a pre-Trinity Terrence Hill. Hill does his best to copy the original performance by Franco Nero, and succeeds. Director Ferdinando Baldi co-wrote this with Franco Rossetti (who also co-wrote the Corbucci film), and the result is an extremely entertaining film, with plenty of action, and enjoyable performances. This is nowhere the really great spaghetti westerns such as "Keoma", "Bullet For The General", and the works of Sergio Leone and Sergio Corbucci, but fans of the genre will be more than pleased. The ending is the best bit, and was actually copied in the only official "Django"-sequel, "Django Strikes Again". Extremely hard to find, but well worth the search.

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Release Date:

27 January 1968 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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