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Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)

Buon funerale amigos!... paga Sartana (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 8 October 1970 (Italy)
After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left ... See full summary »


Giuliano Carnimeo (as Anthony Ascott)


Giovanni Simonelli (story), Giovanni Simonelli (screenplay and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Gianni Garko ... Sartana
Antonio Vilar ... Ronald Hoffman
Daniela Giordano ... Abigail Benson
Ivano Staccioli Ivano Staccioli ... Blackie
Helga Liné ... Saloon Girl Mary (as Elga Linè)
Luis Induni ... Sheriff (as Luis Hinduni)
Franco Pesce Franco Pesce ... Undertaker
Federico Boido ... Jim Piggot (as Rick Boyd)
Jean-Pierre Clarain Jean-Pierre Clarain ... Elmo Piggot
Roberto Dell'Acqua Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Frank Piggot
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro ... Ralph Piggot
George Wang ... Lee Tse Tung / Peng
Franco Ressel ... Samuel Piggot


After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left behind by the murder victims, and one of them could well be behind the killings. The sheriff himself is not above suspicion, so Sartana must uncover the culprit all on his own. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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This fourth entry based on the gunfighter Sartana is an entertaining SW with noisy action, shootouts and fun
26 May 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Bemusing Spaghetti Western with Sartana as tough and stranger protagonist . Sartana is a fundamental archetype in Spaghetti genre as well as James Bond in spy-genre . Sartana ( Gianni Garco or John Garco ) is a freelance gunman who at the initiation of the film works as bounty killer . He's an efficient gunslinger acting as judge , jury , and executioner . Sartana arrives in a small town called Indian Creek . He settles a dispute between a band who killed a prospector . Garco also acts as protector of a young heir ( Daniela Giordano) , nephew of the murdered prospector . It follows the seemingly endless adventures of Sartana in search of a cache of gold buried in a mine . Sartana confronts an ambitious banker (Antonio Vilar ) and a Chinese Gambling House owner ( George Wang ) who is always telling Confucio aphorisms .

The first movie on Sartana as avenger hero is by Frank Kramer (Gianfranco Parolini) interpreted by John Garco , besides it was starred by Klaus Kinski and William Berger . As always , the mythic personage appears elegant and dressed in black and with a killer look . After being continued by Alfonso Balcazar ( Sartana non perdona or Sonora ). Miles Deem directed two Sartanas which are considered as awful . Anthony Ascott(Giuliano Carmineo) realized several movies with George Hilton who replaces to Garco . Hilton plays more natural and roguish than Garco who was cold and peculiar . Garco starred various Sartanas with Carmineo as ¨¨Sartana the gravedigger'(69) , ¨Light the fuse Sartana is coming¨(71), among others. The movie has the typical Spaghetti characters , as the violent facing , greedy antiheroes, bloody and spectacular showdowns, quick zooms , extreme baddies, and musical score with Ennio Morricone influence , it's composed and conducted by Bruno Nicolai, his usual collaborator who creates a fine and atmospheric score . In the picture there are the habituals Western's secondary cast played by the customary plethora of Italian and Spanish actors as the androgynous Franco Ressell, Luis Induni, Robert Dellácqua , Rick Boyd and the Chinese resident in Italy George Wang and ordinary old man Franco Pesce playing his role as gravedigger . Furthermore, two Eurotrash goddesses, the babes named Helga Line and Daniela Giordano . The picture is well set in Elios Film Studios and Cinecitta, Rome and finely photographed by Stelvio Massi . The movie is regular but professionally crafted by Anthony Scott or Giuliano Carmineo and is pretty entertaining . A cult Spaghetti , essential for the genre lovers.

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