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Black Killer (1971)

In Tombstone, a new sheriff vows to clean up the town of outlaws like the O'Hara brothers and is assisted by a strange lawyer who always carries two large law books with him.

Director:

Carlo Croccolo (as Lucky Moore)

Writers:

Luigi Angelo (story), Carlo Croccolo (story) (as Charlie Foster) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Klaus Kinski ... James Webb / Black Killer
Fred Robsahm Fred Robsahm ... Burt Collins
Antonio Cantafora ... Ramon O'Hara
Marina Malfatti ... Sarah Collins (as Marina Mulligan)
Enzo Pulcrano Enzo Pulcrano ... Pedro O'Hara (as Paul Craine)
Tiziana Dini Tiziana Dini ... Consuelo
Calogero Caruana Calogero Caruana ... Miguel O'Hara (as Ted Jones)
Gerardo Rossi Gerardo Rossi ... Peter Collins (as Jerry Ross)
Claudio Trionfi Claudio Trionfi
Antonio Danesi Antonio Danesi ... Ryan O'Hara (as Robert Danish)
Domenico Maggio Domenico Maggio ... Slide O'Hara (as Dick Foster)
Carlo Croccolo ... Fred, Deputy Sheriff
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Judge Wilson (as Dan May)
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Storyline

The town of Tombstone is at the mercy of the five dreaded O'Hara brothers: Ramon (Antonio Cantafora), Pedro (Enzo Pulcrano), Miguel (Calogero Caruana), Ryan (Antonio Danesi)& Slide (Mimmo Maggio). An expert gunslinger, Burt Collins (Fred Robsham), arrives in Tombstone and is immediately persuaded to take on the duties of sheriff. A mysterious lawyer, James Webb (Klaus Kinski), lurking mostly in the background and occasionally joins in on the action with his deadly law books. Written by John Tviland Bakken

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Western

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 November 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassino Negro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 59219 delivered on 9-11-1971. See more »

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Edited into Bounty Hunter in Trinity (1972) See more »

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Mediocre Spaghetti Western
29 March 2007 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns, but unfortunately; Black Killer really isn't one of the best. The thing that I like best about this type of film is the entertainment value; and that is where Black Killer unfortunately falls down. The film is likely to be a target for many because of the fact that it stars the great Klaus Kinski, and indeed the actor the helped to make The Great Silence such a pleasure puts in a decent performance amidst a somewhat tedious movie. The plot is all over the place, but seems to have something to do with Kinski's lawyer character (complete with gun concealing books) and a band of Mexicans. The atmosphere is gritty, and the film features a handful of fairly nasty scenes; although it's not nearly as action packed as some of the other Spaghetti Westerns released around the same time. You cant really expect coherency from seventies Spaghetti Westerns, of course, and it really wouldn't be a problem if director Carlo Croccolo had managed to make the action entertaining and the characters interesting; but unfortunately this didn't happen. The title refers to the fact that Kinski dresses in black and goes around killing people; but even this theme has been done better in other films (e.g. The Grand Dual). Overall, someone may get some enjoyment out of this; but in a genre populated by entertaining films; I can't recommend seeing this one.


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