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A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968)

E per tetto un cielo di stelle (original title)
Two drifters meet and soon become travelling companions. But one of them, Tim (Gemma), is being chased by a crazed killer and his band of gunmen to settle an old score. The two (Adore being... See full summary »

Director:

Giulio Petroni

Writers:

Alberto Areal (story), Mariano Laurenti (story) (as Francesco Martino) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... Billy Boy aka Tim Hawkins
Mario Adorf ... Harry
Magda Konopka ... Widow Dorothy McDonald
Federico Boido ... Roger Pratt (as Rick Boyd)
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Fat man in stagecoach (as Chris Huerta)
Julie Menard Julie Menard ... Sirene / Donna
Anthony Dawson ... Samuel Pratt (as Anthony M. Dawson)
Sandro Dori Sandro Dori ... Sirene's husband
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Brent
Paul Branco Paul Branco
Franco Lantieri Franco Lantieri ... Pratt Henchman
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paolo Magalotti Paolo Magalotti ... Pratt's henchman (as Piero Magalotti)
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Storyline

Two drifters meet and soon become travelling companions. But one of them, Tim (Gemma), is being chased by a crazed killer and his band of gunmen to settle an old score. The two (Adore being the other) are chased through the west, encountering scrape after scrape until the killers catch up and the score is settled for good.

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 September 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Documento Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by ca. 10 minutes. This version was also released on VHS and DVD. Only in 2013 the film was released uncut on DVD. See more »

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Featured in Circuito chiuso (1978) See more »

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A really odd spaghetti western
29 March 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

The most interesting thing about this odd spaghetti western is that you can see that it probably was an influence on the wildly successful comic spaghetti western "They Call Me Trinity" that came out two years later. Among other things, the two leads here have some of the trademarks Terence Hill and Bud Spencer sported in the later movie. However, Hill and Spencer's comedies didn't sport some scenes of harsh violence as this film does, which doesn't fit at all with the otherwise lighthearted spirit. Also, the comedy in this movie really isn't all that funny, being mostly simple-minded slapstick and silliness you will have seen in other comedies before. The script also suffers from the fact that there is hardly any plot - for the most part it's just a series of vignettes that have little to no consequence to what comes afterwards. And under the direction of Giulio Petroni, the movie unfolds at a really slow pace. There is some merit to be found here and there, particularly a fine musical score by the ever reliable Ennio Morricone, but as a whole the movie is a really tired and uninspired effort.


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