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Silver Saddle (1978)

Sella d'argento (original title)
Not Rated | | Western, Action | 20 April 1978 (Italy)
Young boy who sees his father gunned down kills the assassin. Years later, he has grown up to be a successful bounty hunter who is feared by many. And then one day he discovers secrets to ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Adriano Bolzoni (screenplay), Adriano Bolzoni (story)
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Credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... Roy Blood
Sven Valsecchi Sven Valsecchi ... Thomas Barrett, Jr.
Ettore Manni ... Thomas Barrett
Gianni De Luigi Gianni De Luigi ... Turner
Cinzia Monreale ... Margaret Barrett
Licinia Lentini ... Miss Sheba
Aldo Sambrell ... Garrincha (as Aldo Sanbrell)
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent ... Sheriff
Donald O'Brien ... Fletcher (as Donal O'Brien)
Sergio Leonardi Sergio Leonardi ... Butch The Bartender
Karina Verlier Karina Verlier ... Peggy (as Karine Stampfli)
Agnes Kalpagos Agnes Kalpagos ... One Of Sheba's Women
Maria Tinelli Maria Tinelli ... Sheba's Woman (as Anna Maria Tinelli)
Geoffrey Lewis ... Two-Strike Snake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Filippo Mario Filippo
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Young boy who sees his father gunned down kills the assassin. Years later, he has grown up to be a successful bounty hunter who is feared by many. And then one day he discovers secrets to his past... Written by Humberto Amador

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Western | Action

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Trivia

Geoffrey Lewis' voice was dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Frizzi & Fulci (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Hearts
Music and lyrics by Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi and Vince Tempera
Sung by Ken Tobias
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Another flawed but interesting Fulci western.
25 May 2003 | by Blaise_BSee all my reviews

Like the same director's "Four of the Apocalypse," whether or not this film ultimately succeeds for you probably depends on your willingness to tolerate its flaws for its strengths.

Its flaws include bad acting on the parts of Giulliano Gemma and Sven Valsecchi, who are the two leads, a frustrating tendency to establish promising themes, only to allow them to dissipate after the first thirty minutes, and another frustrating tendency to put all the best action scenes in the first act.

Its strengths include the presence of Geoffrey Lewis, Aldo Sambrell, and Donald O'Brien, some excellent classic western action that's filmed with a modern sense of realism (read: BLOOD SQUIBS), and great photography, locations, costumes and sets that give an overall feeling similar to that of Fulci's other 70's western, mentioned above. The musical score, overall, is great and befits the feel and tone, although the hippy-dippy theme song may mar it for some.

For fans of Fulci and/or Italian westerns from the 70's, this is more than worth checking out...between this and "Four..." it's obvious the guy was up to something interesting and cool with his westerns during this time period, it's just too bad he didn't have a better sense of pacing and focus and evidently wasn't aware that you save your best tricks for the end of the movie, not the beginning.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 April 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man in the Silver Saddle See more »

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Rizzoli Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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