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A Long Ride from Hell (1968)

Vivo per la tua morte (original title)
Mike Sturges and his younger brother, Roy, are sentenced to Yuma Penitentiary on a trumped-up train robbery charge. Both endure cruel treatment before Mike escapes to extract revenge on their enemies.

Director:

Camillo Bazzoni (as Alex Burks)

Writers:

Gordon D. Shirreffs (from the novel "Judas Gun" by), Roberto Natale (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Reeves ... Mike Sturges
Wayde Preston ... Marlin Mayner
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Deputy Sheriff Harry (as Lee Burton)
Mimmo Palmara ... Sheriff Max Freeman (as Dick Palmer)
Silvana Venturelli ... Ruth Harper
Nello Pazzafini ... Bill Savage (as Ted Carter)
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Castleman
Enzo Fiermonte ... Baldy Morris
Aldo Sambrell ... Mexican Bounty Hunter
Rosalba Neri ... Encarnation
Silvana Bacci Silvana Bacci ... Naco Saloon Girl
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Bobcat Bates
Mario Maranzana Mario Maranzana ... Naco Bartender
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Roy Sturges (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Mason
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Storyline

In Arizona, the Sturges family owns a horse ranch. On the way to the market, their horses are stolen by masked outlaws who also kill the ranch hands. One cowpoke survives and sounds the alarm at the Sturges ranch. Owner Mike Sturges and his younger brother Roy, accompanied by their foreman Bobcat Bates go after the murderous horse thieves. Unfortunately, they will run into a gang of train robbers who wait in ambush for the next train carrying gold from the nearby mines. Bobcat is killed and brothers Mike and Roy shot and left for dead near the spot where the train is ambushed. The next day, the sheriff, his posse and Southern Pacific agents find Mike and Roy laying wounded at the scene of the train robbery. It's assumed they are members of the train robbing gang. Despite their pleas, the sheriff and his men beat Mike and Roy and arrest them. Later, they are sentenced to years of hard labor at the quarry belonging to Yuma Territorial Prison. In prison, the treatment of inmates is harsh... Written by nufs68

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They turned a man into a wild beast thirsting for revenge! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 April 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Ride from Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film Studios

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Production Co:

B.R.C. Produzione S.r.l. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Last film and only western of Steve Reeves. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Go West, Young Man
Written by Carlo Savina
Performed by Don Powell
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Steve Reeves could do it all!
18 March 2009 | by heybhcSee all my reviews

Steve Reeves only made one spaghetti western, but it's a good one. VIVO PER LA TUA MORTE was made in 1968, a golden year for the Italian Western, and many of the genre's favorite sons appear in this tale of revenge and redemption, among them Aldo Sambrell, Nello Pazzafini, Spartaco Conversi, and Silvana Bacci. Reeves makes a good western hero, losing his shirt at times to give us a glimpse of his splendid physique; at age 42 he was still in great shape and spends lots of his screen time running, jumping, engaging in fist fights and carrying on like a much younger man. The film's depiction of Yuma Territorial Prison is good also, replicating the feel of the prison remarkably well. A very minor knock is that the pistols are of the John Woo variety, shooting fifteen or sixteen times as needed, particularly noticeable in the prison break. The music by Carlo Savina is outstanding, but that's as usual for this genre. A lesser gem, in a nice package from Wild East including an interview with Mimmo Palmera.


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