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Professionals for a Massacre (1967)

Professionisti per un massacro (original title)
Caught selling stolen guns, three Confederate soldiers get a reprieve from the firing squad, provided they go into Mexico on a mission to recover stolen gold belonging to the Confederacy.


Nando Cicero


Roberto Gianviti (story), Jaime Jesús Balcázar (story) (as Jesus Balcazar) | 6 more credits »




Cast overview:
George Hilton ... Tim Dooley
Edd Byrnes ... 'Chattanooga Jim'
George Martin George Martin ... Fidel Ramirez
Milo Quesada ... Tennessee Logan
Mónica Randall ... Annie (as Monica Randall)
Gérard Herter ... Major Lloyd (as Gerard Herter)
José Bódalo ... El Primero (as José Bodalo)
Gisella Monaldi Gisella Monaldi ... Luisa
Claudio Trionfi Claudio Trionfi ... Pedro
Bruno Ukmar Bruno Ukmar ... Union Lieutnant


Hilton, Martin and Byrnes are three bandits who have joined the Southern ranks during the Civil War. They're caught selling guns to the Union and are sentenced to a firing squad. A general saves their lives at the last minute, offering them a chance at freedom by retrieving a fortune in gold. Supervised by a Confederate officer they go in pursuit, but there are dangerous competitors in the field. Written by Anonymous

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They had one choice - find the gold or die !


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Black powder for three movies
30 October 2007 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

George Hilton, Edd Byrnes and George Martin play 3 thieves who chase a much more successful thief: Major Lloyd (Gerard Herter) who stole a wagon-load of gold from the confederate army. As soon as he moves into the borderland, Mexican bandits are also attracted by the yellow metal. So much black powder was spent during the making of this movie, apparently, that you could make three westerns with it, but in between all the shooting and countless explosions, "Professionisti per un massacro" displays a certain sense of humor. It is a spaghetti western of the kind that likes to play with the rituals typical for the genre, using coffins and machine guns, and if you like this sort of thing, you'll find the movie easy to sit through... even if it is nothing surprisingly new.

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Release Date:

7 December 1967 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cinecitta, Rome, Italy See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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