Before his very eyes, a young boy watches the cutthroats of a small gang raid his humble home, rape and slaughter his whole family. Fifteen years later, Bill Meceita, the once-helpless boy and the sole survivor of the massacre, has now become a cool and skilful sharpshooter, seeking revenge against the band of unknown killers. In the meantime, the seasoned gunslinger and freshly out of prison, Ryan, has already embarked on a journey of sweet retribution, unaware that before long, he will cross paths with Bill, sharing the same desire for justice. But what could possibly unite the two unlikely companions?
This is revenge... And there's nothing sweet about it!
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Did You Know?
The original title of the film was "Duel in the Wind." Lee Van Cleef
came up with the Italian title while discussing the movie with John Phillip Law
, who saw the film as a "man to man" story. Van Cleef remarked, "Why don't they call it 'From Man to Man'?" The Italian producers liked how it sounded in Italian ("Da Uomo a Uomo") so much they used it. Then the film was subsequently retitled "Death Rides a Horse" in English-speaking markets, which Law said he never liked. See more
When the bad guys charge the village after the fire is gone, there are lot more than there were before. Also, the same people fall off their horses in identical scenes right after each other. See more
If you're going to follow somebody, youngster, do a better job of it. This world is full of nervous characters. They'd shoot you in the back first, and then introduce themselves.
Some versions, including the Japanese DVD release from SPO, are missing a single shot of a person being stabbed (in the opening sequence), cut by the censors on the film's first English language release in the 1960s. Subsequent DVD releases from MGM in Europe contain the uncut version, with the shot of the stabbing included in the film. See more
Referenced in The Spaghetti West
Death Rides A Horse
Composed by Maurizio Graf
(as Attansio) and Ennio Morricone
Performed by Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni See more