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Gunman of Ave Maria (1969)

Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria (original title)
Unrated | | Western | 17 October 1969 (Italy)
Mann is a gunman informed by a childhood friend that his father was murdered years earlier by his mother and her lover. To make matters worse, Mann's sister, who is in love with his friend,... See full summary »

Director:

Ferdinando Baldi

Writers:

Vincenzo Cerami (story and screenplay), Pier Giovanni Anchisi (story and screenplay) (as Piero Anchisi) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Mann ... Sebastian Carrasco
Luciana Paluzzi ... Anna Carrasco
Pietro Martellanza Pietro Martellanza ... Rafael Garcia (as Peter Martell)
Alberto de Mendoza ... Tomas
Pilar Velázquez ... Isabella Carrasco (as Pilar Velazquez)
José Suárez ... General Juan Carrasco (as José Suarez)
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Francisco
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Miguel
Luciano Rossi ... Juanito
Barbara Nelli Barbara Nelli ... Conchita (as Barbara Nelly)
Mirella Pamphili ... Inez (as Mirella Pompili)
Franco Pesce Franco Pesce ... Tequila, the Bartender
Franco Gulà Franco Gulà ... Preacher (as Francesco Gula)
Nicola Solari Nicola Solari
Silvana Bacci Silvana Bacci ... Maria, la 'Bruja'
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Mann is a gunman informed by a childhood friend that his father was murdered years earlier by his mother and her lover. To make matters worse, Mann's sister, who is in love with his friend, is held under the thumb of his murderous mom. The two gunmen ride off to have a reckoning with her. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 October 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunman of Ave Maria See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Wow!
20 August 2007 | by spider89119See all my reviews

This Spaghetti western is an incredible hour and a half of cinema. The amazing music score pulls you in right away. It is beautiful and at the same time expresses a feeling of melancholy and impending doom. From the very beginning you know that the ending of this film is going to be one of those grandiose, emotional, over-the-top finales, and when you get there it doesn't disappoint.

This is a great revenge story that, in some ways, can be likened to a Shakespearian tragedy. It's a tale of a wealthy family in which marital deception, betrayal, and murder brings on guilt, misery, fear, and ultimately death and destruction. It's also a great action story with lots of gun play, suspense, and some twists and turns.

The movie is a quality production with decent acting, and most likely a higher than average budget for a eurowestern.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable film from start to finish. Ferdinando Baldi's great direction, Roberto Pregadio's awesome music score, a riveting story, and solid acting performances make this a film that I would recommend to anyone.


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