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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.


Carlo Croccolo (as Lucky Moore)


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




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)


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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Crime | Drama | Western


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


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

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A spaghetti western that's a mixed bag
12 August 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Much of the positive that is to be found in "Black Killer" can be found with Klaus Kinski and the character he plays. The cold-eyed Kinski instantly brings in some grit with his charisma, though I have to admit that the unintentionally funny English dubbing for him sounds NOTHING like how Kinski (who could speak English) sounded in real life. There is also some novelty that Kinski is playing a lawyer (!), though one who is handy with a gun. Other positive things in the movie include a good musical score, as well as some good shoot-outs. And there is a significant amount of nudity, which you usually don't see in a spaghetti western. On the other hand, there isn't much of a story here, and the little there is unfolds very slowly. There were a couple of slow stretched where I almost drifted off into sleep. This isn't a bad movie, but I would only recommend it to Kinski fans and/or spaghetti western fans.

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Release Date:

27 November 1971 (Italy) See more »

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Assassino Negro See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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