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15 Scaffolds for a Murderer (1967)

15 forche per un assassino (original title)
Accused of a hideous crime they did not commit, the members of two rivaling gangs, persecuted by a bloodthirsty lynch mob, take refuge in an abandoned fort, taking two hostages with them.


Nunzio Malasomma


Mario di Nardo (story), José Luis Bayonas (screenplay) (as José Luis de las Bayonas)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Hill ... Billy Mack
Susy Andersen ... Barbara Ferguson
Aldo Sambrell ... Danny / Bud Lee
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Andrew Ferguson, the Pastor
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Benny
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... (as Ivan Giovanni Scratuglia)
Tomás Blanco ... Clark Benett
Umberto Raho ... Doctor (as Umy Raho)
Luis Durán Luis Durán ... (as L. Durant)
María Montez María Montez ... Anne Cook
Margarita Lozano ... Mrs. Cook, the Widow (as Margherita Lozano)
Laura Redi Laura Redi
Eleonora Brown ... Liz Cook
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Steve
George Martin George Martin ... Sandy Cassel


A number of thugs from two different gangs are evading capture by all means. The city prepares fifteen gallows, believing their harsh, cruel Sheriff will manage to do it. The two gang leaders unite, many men fall in gunfights, three women are murdered, but the end is a surprise to all. Written by Artemis-9

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Release Date:

15 December 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

15 Scaffolds for a Murderer See more »

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Film Eos,Centauro Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)


Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Will You Be Mine?
Composed by Francesco De Masi as De Masi, Alessandro Alessandroni as Alessandroni, G. De Mutiis as De Mutiis
Sung by Raul Lovecchio (as Raoul)
Published by Neapolis - Edizioni Musicali
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For the most part, a disappointment
14 February 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Even if you are a die hard fan of spaghetti westerns, it's likely that you'll find this particular one pretty disappointing. It doesn't get off to a good start; the first thirty or so minutes are kind of slow, and the (limited) action in this section of the movie is pretty flatly done. When the movie does get more or less to the thirty minute mark, things do pick up - but only slightly. The action doesn't get much more exciting than what we saw in the first part of the movie, even though there are many excuses for it. It doesn't help that the two leads of the movie, Craig Hill and George Martin, don't give very charismatic performances (though to be fair, the script gives them few favors.) The last twenty minutes of the movie - when things really start to get desperate for the leads - aren't that bad, being tough and gritty as well as kind of exciting. If the first eighty minutes had been like that, we might have had something here. But as it is, those good last twenty minutes are not enough to save the movie from being labelled as mediocre and drab as a whole. And with the official American DVD release of this movie using a pretty crummy print, there's even less reason for spaghetti western fans to give this particular effort a look.

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