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To Hell and Back (1968)

Uno di più all'inferno (original title)
Johnny King, a rebellious drifter, sets out to avenge the death of his mentor and friend, Steve, after he has been murdered for his land by the Ward Brothers. After causing some trouble for... See full summary »

Director:

Giovanni Fago

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay), Ernesto Gastaldi (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... Johnny King
Paolo Gozlino Paolo Gozlino ... Meredith (as Paul Stevens)
Claudie Lange ... Liz
Gérard Herter ... Ernest Ward
Paul Muller ... George Ward
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Gary
Aldo Cecconi ... Marshall (as Jim Clay)
Ferruccio Viotti
Krista Nell Krista Nell
Rex Purdom Rex Purdom
Gilberto Galimberti Gilberto Galimberti ... (as Gill Rolland)
Angela Ellison Angela Ellison
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Pastor Steve
Ugo Adinolfi Ugo Adinolfi
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Johnny King, a rebellious drifter, sets out to avenge the death of his mentor and friend, Steve, after he has been murdered for his land by the Ward Brothers. After causing some trouble for the Wards, Johnny faces a new opponent, his outlaw friend, Meredith.

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Western

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Forgive And Not Forget
Music by Nico Fidenco
Lyrics by Giuseppe Cassia
Sung by Gianni Davoli
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Mediocre Spaghetti Western with a great Spaghetti star , George Hilton , and dealing with usual vengeance
27 November 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

"To Hell and Back" is an average Western being proceeded in Spaghetti style more than American . It's a disconcerting film with all the ingredients as action , brawls , crossfire , hot pursuits , the typical confrontation between good guys against bad guys and resulting to be entertaining but in low quality . Including violent shoot'em up , tortures as well as brawls and fights with plenty of bounds , leaps and kick-ass . Fast-draw Johnny King (George Hilton) , a brave gunfighter , sets out to revenge the death of his mentor and friend , after he has been killed for his land by the three Ward Brothers . As the tough gunslinger called King arrives in a little town , he seeks justice and vengeance and becomes involved in an intrigue that deals with several murders . King is detained accused for killing and he is locked in prison where he meets Meredith ; both of whom escape and subsequently to carry out a bank robbery . The rebellious drifter King helped by his partner Meredith (as Paul Stevensor Paolo Gozlino) attempt to find out the real culprit on the Pastor Steve's (Pietro Tordi) murder . Then , a new sheriff is appointed and there occurs a string of killings , shootouts and gun-plays . After causing some trouble for the Wards (Paul Muller , Gerard Herter) , Johnny faces a new opponent , his outlaw friend , Meredith . Meanwhile , King saves the beautiful damsel in distress called Liz (Claudie Lange) and falls for her . At the end , it happens the predictable gun-down between king and enemies in Sergio Leone style .

An exciting western that packs a story full of violence , amazing close-ups , thrills , fights , killings , horse pursuits , middling realization , ordinary zooms , and so-so interpretations abound and at the final happens the ultimate moving confrontation . The picture starts in comical and ironical style , in Terence Hill/Bud Spencer's similar ways , including the ordinary punches , kick-asses , and slaps ; however , a bit later on , it changes and turns into a violent and dark yarn . Acceptable action sequences with rousing gun-play , spectacular shootouts , poor scenarios and glimmer go riding throughout mountains and cliffs from Almeria , Spain . The picture allows for periods of humor and comic relief , and calm in which to establish characters punctuated by viscerally exciting bursts of action . It stars the Spaghetti thespian Goerge Hilton who was born on July 16, 1934 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Jorge Hill Acosta y Lara and was the first actor to battle wits as a Police Inspector against Sadistik in the photo novels as the intrepid Inspector Grant . He starred several Giallos as ¨Day of the maniac¨, ¨The next victim¨, ¨The scorpion's tail¨ , ¨Blade the ripper¨ and , especially Spaghetti as ¨Guns for dollars¨, ¨Bullet for Sandoval¨ , ¨Dead for a dollar¨, ¨The ruthless four¨, ¨Sartana's here trade your pistol for a coffin¨ , and ¨Any gun can play¨. His pal turns out to be Paolo Gozlino or Paul Stevens who also performed a lot of Pasta western . Co-stars Claudie Lange and brief appearance Krista Nell , two Eurotrash actress , usual in sexy comedies . Other secondaries and familiar faces from Spaghetti Western are the followings : Carlo Gaddi , Paul Muller , Goffredo Unger and Gerard Herter , of course.

Atmospheric cinematography by Antonio Borghesi in Eastmancolor , Cromoscope , being necessary a perfect remastering because of the film-copy is washed-out. Shot on location in Almeria , Spain , as usual , and in Elios and Cinecitta studios . Good musical score Composed by Nico Fidenco , including catching songs at the beginning and ending sung by Edda Dell'Orso and Orchestra conducted by Gianni Dell'Orso and Choir conducted by Nora Orlandi . This ¨Uno di più all'inferno" (original title) or "Full House for the Devil" ¨(USA title) or "One More to Hell" was regularly directed by Giovanni Fago under pseudonym Sidney Lean . He directed all kinds of genres as a crime flick titled "Kidnap" , Drama as "On the Beach Beyond the Pier" and Spaghetti as ¨O' Cangaceiro¨ and ¨Per 100.000 Dollari T'Ammazzo¨ .


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 August 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

To Hell and Back See more »

Company Credits

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Devon Film, Flora Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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