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Ballad of Death Valley (1970)

Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi (original title)
The outlaw Douglas brothers form an uneasy alliance with Lee Galloway to retrieve hidden gold from an earlier robbery.

Director:

Roberto Mauri

Writers:

Roberto Mauri (screenplay), Roberto Mauri (story)
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Credited cast:
William Berger ... Lee Calloway aka Sartana
Wayde Preston ... Anthony Douglas
Aldo Berti ... George Douglas
Carlo Giordana Carlo Giordana ... Slim Douglas
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Peter Douglas
Luciano Pigozzi ... Paco (as Alan Collins)
Jolanda Modio ... Juanita
Pamela Tudor Pamela Tudor ... Esther
Josiane Tanzilli ... Carmencita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Aponte Claudio Aponte
Bruno Ariè Bruno Ariè
Betsy Bell Betsy Bell ... Saloon singer
Federico Boido
Gaetano Imbró Gaetano Imbró
Franco Ressel ... Norton
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Smooth and lethal gunfighter Lee Calloway helps three bandit brothers escape from jail under the condition that they give him fifty percent of the stolen gold they have hidden. Of course, the treacherous sibling trio don't plan on keeping their end of the deal. Written by Woodyanders

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... Deadlier Than Dynamite!

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Western

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A King for a Day
Written by Augusto Martelli
Performed by Augusto Martelli and Betsy Bell
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A Good, if Uneven Spaghetti Western.
31 January 2010 | by JohnWellesSee all my reviews

"Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi" (English translation: "Sartana in the Valley of Death") AKA "The Ballad of Death Valley" (1970), is one of the hordes of unofficial sequels to "If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death", directed by Gianfranco Parolini, who made the interesting "God's Gun" (1976). This offering is directed by the competent Roberto Mauri, who stages some nice action scenes, and gets the great William Berger to do some cool business with a gun. The supporting cast is fine, and the photography frequently uses some neat angles, but the real problem with the movie is the exteriors. There are repeated shots of people riding across green and moist hills, covered in grass. This is supposed to be set around the Mexican border! The only "desert" scene is the sequence in Death Valley, which looks like it was filmed in a quarry. This aspect really let the film down for me, and it's a shame, as the rest of the movie is quite good.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 August 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballad of Death Valley See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Victor Produzione See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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