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One Damned Day at Dawn... Django Meets Sartana! (1970)

Quel maledetto giorno d'inverno... Django e Sartana all'ultimo sangue (original title)
The small desert town of Black City is held in a reign of terror by a nasty gang of criminals lead by the ruthless Bud Willer. Earnest, but inexperienced Sheriff Jack Ronson arrives in town... See full summary »


Demofilo Fidani (as Miles Deem)


Demofilo Fidani (story), Demofilo Fidani (screenplay) (as Miles Deem) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Betts ... Django (as Hunt Powers)
Fabio Testi ... Sartana / Jack Ronson
Dino Strano Dino Strano ... Bud Willer (as Dean Stratford)
Benito Pacifico Benito Pacifico ... Paco Sanchez (as Dennis Colt)
Attilio Dottesio ... McLaren (as Dan Reesy)
Simonetta Vitelli ... Peter's Widow (as Simone Blondell)
Michele Branca Michele Branca ... Sanchez Henchman (as Michael Brank)
Celso Faria Celso Faria ... Frank Cutler
Roberto Danesi Roberto Danesi ... Mordera (as Robert Dannish)
Luciano Conti ... Joe 'The Worm' Smith (as Lucky McMurray)
Mariella Palmich Mariella Palmich ... Widow Sturges
Franco Pasquetto Franco Pasquetto ... Peter Sturges
Pietro Torrisi ... Paco, the giant
Antonio Basile Antonio Basile ... Bart
Nuria Torray Nuria Torray


The small desert town of Black City is held in a reign of terror by a nasty gang of criminals lead by the ruthless Bud Willer. Earnest, but inexperienced Sheriff Jack Ronson arrives in town to establish law and order. Mysterious bounty hunter Django helps Ronson out. Written by Woodyanders

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Low-budgeted movie awfully directed by Miles Deem or Demofilo Fidani , the ¨ Ed Wood of Spaghetti Western¨
19 April 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The small desert town called Black City is besieged by a brutal band of bandits led by the villain Bud Willer (Dean Stratford) and ruthless Mexican called Paco Sanchez (Benito Pacifico). The gang holds up the Tombstone bank and flees with his loot . Earnest Jack Ronson/Sartana (Fabio Testi) arrives in town to establish law and order . Mysterious bounty hunter named Django (Jack Betts or Hunt Powers) helps Sartana out. They also help Peter's Widow (Simonetta Vitelli or Blondell , Demofilo Fidani's daughter and starred several films of his father) who was murdered by a gang of vicious outlaws . As astute Django and an inexperienced Sheriff join forces to terminate a reign of terror carried out by a brutal band of criminals . But shrewd bounty hunter Django imprisons Sartana and after that , mysterious Django faces off a duel against the crazed Bud and then the Mexican Sanchez seeks vendetta . Stubborn and cunning Django along with saintly roving gunslinger Sartana take on Sanchez .

This below-average Ravioli Western packs thrills , action , brawls , crossfire and drags at times , balancing in ups and downs . The movie has the typical Spaghetti characters , as the violent facing , greedy antiheroes, bloody and spectacular showdowns, quick zooms , extreme baddies but being wretchedly directed . Here unite forces two mysterious heroes from Spaghetti Western : Sartana and Django , their history is the following : The first movie on Sartana as an avenger hero was by Frank Kramer (Gianfranco Parolini) interpreted by John Garco or Gianni Garco or Gary Hudson , besides it was starred by Klaus Kinski and William Berger . As always , the mythic personage appears elegant and dressed in black and with a killer look . After being continued by Alfonso Balcazar ¨Sartana non perdona or Sonora¨with Jorge Martin and Gilbert Roland . Miles Deem directed two Sartanas which are considered awful . Anthony Ascott (Giuliano Carmineo) realized several movies with George Hilton who replaces to Garco . Hilton plays more natural and roguish than Garco who was cold and peculiar . Garco starred various Sartanas with Carmineo as ¨¨Sartana the gravedigger'(69) , ¨Light the fuse Sartana is coming¨(71), among others.

After successful original ¨Django¨ by Sergio Corbucci with Franco Nero , it was followed by several imitations , rip offs and cheesy copies , such as : ¨Pochi dollar per Django¨ or ¨Alambradas De Violencia¨ (1966) by Leon Klimowsky starred by Anthony Steffen , Gloria Osuna , Frank Wolff ; ¨El Mio Nome e Django¨ (1969) by Ferdinando Baldi with Terence Hill , Horst Frank , George Eastman ; ¨Django Le Bastard¨(1969) by Sergio Garrone with Anthony Steffen , Paolo Gozlino ; ¨¨Django defies Sartana¨(1969) by Pasquale Squitieri with George Ardisson and Tony Kendall ; ¨Ein Pressen Fur Django¨ or ¨Barro en Ojos¨(1971) by Edoardo Mulargia with Anthony Steffen ; and the official sequel titled ¨Il Grande Ritorno¨(1987) by Nello Rossati with Franco Nero , Christopher Connolly and Donald Pleasence .

The picture was lousily directed by Demofilo Fidani or Miles Deem , considered to be the "Ed Wood of Spaghetti Western" and husband of Mila Vitelli Valenza ,a professional costume designer and father of actress Simonetta Vitelli , both of whom worked in various films of Demofilo . Fidani directed all kind of genres in low budget and exploitation pictures . He eventually had more pseudonyms than any working director in the world , similarly to Bruno Mattei . He followed shooting these taboo-breaking films with excursions into porno film , adventure , as ¨Karzan, Jungle Lord" and specially , Spaghetti as ¨Django and Sartana's Showdown in the West" , ¨Giù la Testa¨, "Sartana, the Invincible Gunman" , ¨El Sartana... l'Ombre Ta Mort¨, among others .

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Release Date:

25 June 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Django Meets Sartana See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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