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The Price of Power (1969)

Il prezzo del potere (original title)
The Pinkerton detective agency uncovers a plot to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881 Texas. The film, a "political" Spaghetti, is a very overt mirroring of the JFK Assassination in 1963.

Director:

Tonino Valerii

Writer:

Massimo Patrizi (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuliano Gemma ... Bill Willer
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Arthur McDonald
María Cuadra María Cuadra ... Lucretia Garfield (as Maria Cuadra)
Ray Saunders ... Jack Donavan (as Rai Saunders)
Fernando Rey ... Pinkerton
Antonio Casas ... Mr. Willer
Benito Stefanelli Benito Stefanelli ... Sheriff Jefferson
María Luisa Sala María Luisa Sala ... Governor's Wife (as Maria Luisa Sala)
Ángel Álvarez ... J. B. Cotton (as Angel Alvarez)
Massimo Carocci Massimo Carocci ... Anthony Ward
Norma Jordan Norma Jordan ... Anne Goddard
Ángel del Pozo ... Lawyer (as Angel Del Pozo)
Julio Peña ... Governor of Texas
Franco Meroni Franco Meroni
Luis Rico Luis Rico
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Storyline

The Pinkerton detective agency uncovers a plot to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881 Texas. The film, a "political" Spaghetti, is a very overt mirroring of the JFK Assassination in 1963.

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THE KILLER AND THE TARGET relentlessly moving towards the date with death that would rock the nation. See more »

Genres:

Western

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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bullet for the President See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Patry Film,Films Montana See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Van Johnson's voice is dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

Quotes

President James Garfield: I could never feel like the President of the United States if I couldn't visit freely ALL of those United States.
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Connections

Referenced in Red Dead Revolver (2004) See more »

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a powerful spaghetti western
26 June 2005 | by spider89119See all my reviews

This is a gripping story that borrows elements from the Kennedy assassination, and uses them successfully to create an excellent western tale.

The movie has a good music score, though it relies on repeating the title theme a little too much. Giuliano Gemma and the rest of the cast are superb. This is a more cerebral than usual spaghetti western that relies more on story than action, and it succeeds because the story is excellent. This is not to say that there is no action in the movie. There is plenty, and it is very well crafted. This movie pulls you in right away, and keeps you absorbed til the end. You'll always be wondering what's in those documents everyone's after. It also has some biting commentary on American politics.

This movie shows why Valerii, in my opinion, is in a three way tie with Sollima and Corbucci for second place in the rankings of spaghetti western directors.


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