3 user 1 critic

Kill the Poker Player (1972)

Hai sbagliato... dovevi uccidermi subito! (original title)
Federal agent Alan Fields, undercover as Jonathan Pinkerton, an employee of Lloyds of London, is investigating a bank robbery where one of the three thieves has killed the other two to take possession of all the money.


Mario Bianchi (as Frank Bronston)


Mario Bianchi (screenplay), Mario Bianchi (story) | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

With Prime Video



Learn more

More Like This 

Sugar Colt (1966)
Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In order to avenge a friend and to fulfill his last wish, Rocco has to find out what happened to an army corps that has mysteriously disappeared. He therefore puts on the disguise of a ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Giraldi
Stars: Jack Betts, Soledad Miranda, Giuliano Raffaelli
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman searches for her missing lover, a psychiatrist who has suddenly vanished for no apparent reason. She ends up at a villa populated by a group of eccentric individuals. A string of murders commence immediately.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Rosemary Dexter, Adolfo Celi, Horst Frank
Fasthand (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A gang of former confederates lay siege to a Cavalry fort.

Director: Mario Bianchi
Stars: Sergio Ciani, William Berger, Frank Braña
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This is the tale of twins; one a sheriff, the other a ruthless outlaw and rapist.

Director: Mario Bianchi
Stars: Craig Hill, Ágata Lys, Frank Braña
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a cowboy is released from prison he fulfils a promise to visit a town run by a gang of ruthless gunmen. In doing so he makes a lot of enemies.

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello
Stars: Robert Woods, William Berger, George Wang
Black Jack (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Following the robbery of a bank in the Wild West a gang gathers around Jack Murphy, their leader. Things go awry when Skinner, Reb, Mathias and the brothers, Bill and Gordon, realize Jack ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello
Stars: Robert Woods, Lucienne Bridou, Rik Battaglia
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three musicians arrive in a Mexican village destroyed by El Supremo and learn, from the only survivor, of the lost treasure of Montezuma hidden in an Aztec temple. Along comes Pecos and the search is on.

Director: Maurizio Lucidi
Stars: Robert Woods, Erno Crisa, Luciana Gilli
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ranch owner MacGregor has seven sons and oldest Gregor leads his brothers to Las Mesas, a small town where they want to sell horses. They get into trouble with local people who are related ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Giraldi
Stars: Robert Woods, Fernando Sancho, Agata Flori
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A father, son, and their faithful dog White Fang go on a dangerous journey in search of a gold mine.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Robert Woods, Ignazio Spalla, Franco Lantieri
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In the crypt of the remote castle of the Aguilars lies the recently-deceased body of Maria. Her husband Antonio is a jealous bully, his mute brother Ignazio is in a wheelchair peeping on ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bianchi
Stars: Jaqueline Dupré, Marina Hedman, Aldo Sambrell
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Claudio Cassinelli, Mario Adorf
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Sergio Colasanti
Stars: Robert Woods, Giuseppe Michele Luca, Marc Fiorini


Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Woods ... Jonathan Pinkerton / Ace / Senor Londres (as Robert Wood)
Frank Braña ... Sheriff Lewis Burton
Nieves Navarro ... Kate (as Susan Scott)
Carlo Gaddi Carlo Gaddi ... Karl
Ernesto Colli Ernesto Colli ... Dr. Torres
Ivano Staccioli Ivano Staccioli ... Clinton
Enrico Canestrini Enrico Canestrini
Francesco D'Adda Francesco D'Adda ... Piano Player
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni
Irio Fantini Irio Fantini
Filippo Pompa Marcelli Filippo Pompa Marcelli ... (as Filippo Marcelli)
Ottorino Polentini Ottorino Polentini
Saturno Cerra Saturno Cerra ... Robber Accomplice
Ernesto Vañes Ernesto Vañes
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín


Federal agent Alan Fields, undercover as Jonathan Pinkerton, an employee of Lloyds of London, is investigating a bank robbery where one of the three thieves has killed the other two to take possession of all the money.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Mystery | Western




Italy | Spain



Release Date:

9 April 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill the Poker Player See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Literally Snake Eyes
17 October 2018 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Now, here is a genuine Western Giallo! During a bank robbery, three robbers get away with quite a lot of cash but slaughter a vast amount of people to get it. We see the faces of two of these guys, but third is kept a secret, and shortly after the other two are killed by extremely fake looking snakes, we find out why - the murderer has assumed a different identity and is hiding out in a frontier town, and it's up to George Hilton lookalike Robert Woods to find them.

Robert is playing a man called Jonathan Pinkerton, send for Lloyds Bank London to find the missing money. He is immediately given the name Mr London as he goes around the town trying to figure out what's going on...a town which seems to be suffering from a plague of snakes. Suspects include a snake studying doctor who claims the snakes tell him things, sheriff Frank Bana who is equally suspicious of Pinkerton, shifty ranch owner Clinton, the guys who owns the bar and his sneaky girlfriend Susan Scott.

The killer of course twigs that someone is looking for him and leaves snake-related traps for Pinkerton while taking the odd pot-shot at him too (with this being a Western and all). Pinkerton also has an on-going feud with the staff of the local bar which leads to various shoot-outs and punch ups, plus we get a healthy dose of Giallo-style investigation and red herrings.

While it could have done with a little more suspect murdering, things do pick up in the last half hour when Pinkerton starts to unravel the mystery and people start dropping like flies. I did manage to guess the killer but didn't guess all the twists the film had for me. This does lean more towards the giallo than the Western but should satisfy fans of both, surely?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed