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Il venditore di morte (1971)

Gunfighter Silver is hired by a lawyer to prove that his client, Chester Conway, is innocent of the saloon hold-up he's condemned to hang for.

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Lorenzo Gicca Palli (as Vincent Thomas)

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Lorenzo Gicca Palli (story and screenplay) (as Enzo Gicca)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gianni Garko ... Mr. Silver
Mimma Biscardi Mimma Biscardi ... Polly Winters (as Gely Genka)
Franco Abbina Franco Abbina ... Advocat Jeff Plummer
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Sheriff Tom Stanton (as Luciano Lorcas)
Laura Gianoli Laura Gianoli ... Mrs. Randall
Giancarlo Prete ... Reverend Tiller
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Banker Randall
Luciano Pigozzi ... Doc Rosencrantz (as Alan Collins)
Franca De Stratis Franca De Stratis ... Carmen Morales
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Prosecutor
Alfredo Rizzo Alfredo Rizzo ... Judge Atwell
Giuseppe Castellano ... Townsman Grant
Klaus Kinski ... Chester Conway
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tchang Yu Tchang Yu ... Undertaker
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Storyline

Four people are killed in a saloon hold-up. The townspeople pin the murders on local no-count black sheep Chester Conway. Lawyer Jeff Plummer and prostitute Polly Winters don't believe that Chester is guilty of these crimes, so they hire smooth and suave gunman Silver to prove Chester's innocence and find the real killers. Written by Woodyanders

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He'd kill anyone for a price, but he'd kill one man for free !


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 September 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Gunfight See more »

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Mida Cinematografica See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Unusual, but entertaining, blend of the Italian western and giallo
12 November 2000 | by Junkie-6See all my reviews

Gianni Garko stars in a slight variation of his Sartana persona (so slight it's almost non-existent), here named Silver. Or MISTER Silver if you are the unlucky type.

When a the local saloon is robbed, two citizens killed in the process and two of the three gunmen killed by the third partner, the town unanimously decides to pin the rap on the local black sheep (Klaus Kinski in another great performance). The town lawyer will have none of this injustice no matter how much of an SOB the guy is and even the saloon owner who loathes the sight of the man decides to put up money for Silver to find the real killer.

While Silver pieces together clues, the body count piles up and the clock ticks down to the day when the scapegoat will be hanged.

There's plenty more to the plot with murdered prostitutes, illicit diaries, mad judges, crazy townfolk, hooded killers and such, but I can't go spoiling it, now can I?

Unfortunately fans of giallos tend not to be interested in Spaghetti Westerns and the other way around as well. It's too bad, as this may not be any great milestone in either genre it is still very entertaining for what it is and of course you have the always entertaining Garko, Kinski and the ubiquitous Alan Collins to keep things lively on the acting front.

Well worth checking out for the non-purists.


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