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God Was in the West, Too, at One Time (1968)

Anche nel west c'era una volta Dio (original title)
A man gains access to a treasure map and persuades a guide (Juan Chasquisdo) to accompany him in his search to recover it. Both are pursued by bandits.

Director:

Marino Girolami (as Dario Silvestri)

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Tito Carpi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gilbert Roland ... Juan Chasquisdo
Richard Harrison ... Father Pat Jordan
Ennio Girolami ... Marco Serraldo
Folco Lulli Folco Lulli ... Colonel Bob Ford
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Batch
Dominique Boschero ... Marta
Roberto Camardiel ... Uncle Pink
Humberto Sempere Humberto Sempere ... Teddy
Luis Barboo ... Zed
Gonzalo de Esquiroz Gonzalo de Esquiroz ... (as Gonzalo Esquiroz)
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro
José Luis Lluch José Luis Lluch
Mirella Pamphili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xan das Bolas
Enzo G. Castellari
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Storyline

A stranger being chased by bandits dies in an accident, but not before he has had a chance to hide a treasure map the bandits wanted. A boy witnesses where it was hidden, retrieves it and passes it on to the local preacher. The preacher recognizes that much of the treasure was likely that from a local mission. He sets out to get it before the bandits find it. Written by Fryingham

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Taglines:

An orgy of bloodletting that very few will survive.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 October 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

God Was in the West, Too, at One Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Circus Film,R.M. Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 52430 delivered on 2-10-1968. See more »

Connections

Referenced in O faflatas (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart Of Stone
Composed by Carlo Savina
Vocals Performed by Raul Lovecchio (as Raoul)
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Between God, the Devil and a Winchester
9 April 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Between God, the Devil and a Winchester (1968)

** (out of 4)

Mildly entertaining Spaghetti Western is a variation on Stevenson's Treasure Island. In the film, an old man shows up with a treasure map and hires a bandit to take him to the location but the old man is killed during a shoot out. A kid and a peaceful man eventually get a hold of the map and once again the bandit is taking them to the location when more double crossing happens. There are several major plot holes with this film including the fact that bandits keep being used even though the characters know very well that this is just going to lead to trouble. Every time one of the bandits are killed it seems the group brings another in for help. Another problem is that the film is very poorly made and comes off looking incredibly ugly with some very bad camera-work. Some of the tracking shots in this thing are beyond bad. Even with all that said the film does have a few good moments and that includes one scene where a woman is being attacked by the bandit so she breaks a lantern over his head. Gilbert Roland, iron hand and all, is very good and keeps the film moving. Carlo Savina's music score is certainly the highlight of the film.


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