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The Moment to Kill (1968)

Il momento di uccidere (original title)
Lord and Bull are two adventurers recruited by Judge Warren for a mysterious mission. On reaching the village to know the details of the mission they don't find the judge and discover that many people want them dead.

Director:

Giuliano Carnimeo (as Anthony Ascott)

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Enzo G. Castellari (idea) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview:
George Hilton ... Lord
Walter Barnes ... Bull
Horst Frank ... Jason Forester
Loni von Friedl ... Regina Forester
Renato Romano ... Trent
Rudolf Schündler ... Warren
Giorgio Sammartino Giorgio Sammartino
Remo De Angelis ... Dago
Pietro Ceccarelli Pietro Ceccarelli ... Forester henchman
Arturo Dominici ... Forester
Ugo Adinolfi Ugo Adinolfi ... Forester henchman
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To unearth $500,000 in gold hidden by a Confederate colonel after his death, Judge Warren enlists the help of the notorious gunslingers, Lord and Bull. However, this is a delicate and challenging mission, as the pair's only clues lead them to a dusty small town where the colonel's relatives, the mighty Forrester family, have, too, set their sights on finding the gold. Now, Lord and Bull find themselves up against an entire army of cut-throats, bent on getting them out of the way. Will they make it out of this death trap alive and in one piece? Written by Nick Riganas

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A Man without Nerves - Hard as Steel.

Genres:

Western | Action

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Walk By My Side
Composed by Francesco De Masi
Performed by Raul Lovecchio
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Mostly dull Spaghetti Western
29 June 2009 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

The main reason I prefer Spaghetti Westerns to American ones is because the Spaghetti ones are generally far more entertaining. That's not the case here. The Moment to Kill is undoubtedly one of the most dull westerns I've ever had the misfortune to watch, and the film is made all the more disappointing by the fact that it could have been good! The story is certainly derivative, but similar ones have lead to great westerns before and after this film. Basically, we focus on a pair of gunslingers; Lord and Bull, that go after some treasure with only a book and a young crippled girl to go on. The film is very dark; but I don't mean in terms of the plot, I mean in terms of the picture; a lot of it takes place at night and I often found myself wondering exactly what was going on. The story gets boring very fast and this is mostly due to the tepid relationship between the central characters. George Hilton takes the role of Lord, but mostly looks bored; and he is joined by Walter Barnes as his partner. The two look odd on screen together and it doesn't work very well. There are not many noteworthy scenes, and even the many shootouts get boring before long. All in all, I wouldn't recommend this film to even the biggest Western fans.


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 August 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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