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If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968)

Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Mystery, Western | 14 August 1968 (Italy)
Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans.

Director:

Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)

Writers:

Luigi De Santis (story), Fabio Piccioni (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gianni Garko ... Sartana (as John Garko)
William Berger ... Lasky
Sydney Chaplin ... Jeff Stewal (as Sidney Chaplin)
Gianni Rizzo Gianni Rizzo ... Alman
Fernando Sancho ... Jose Manuel Mendoza
Klaus Kinski ... Morgan (as Klaus Kinsky)
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Perdido (as Andrew Scott)
Carlo Tamberlani ... Reverend Logan
Franco Pesce Franco Pesce ... Dusty
Heidi Fischer ... Evelyn
Gianfranco Parolini Gianfranco Parolini ... Gambler (as J. Francis Littlewords)
Maria Pia Conte ... Jane
Sabine Sun ... Girl at the saloon
Sergio Jossa Sergio Jossa ... (as Serge Jossa)
Antonietta Fiorito Antonietta Fiorito
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Storyline

After a stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered, a long and tangled series of surprise attacks a murderous double-crosses leaves the coach's strongbox in the hands of the killer Lasky. It is up to the legendary hero Sartana to track down the missing money and determine just who is ultimately behind the grisly robberies and killings. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

The gunman with the deadliest arsenal in the West


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

14 August 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunfighters Die Harder See more »

Filming Locations:

Manziana, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Budget:

ITL137,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the norwegian cover of vhs tape, not ist the name of the star, Gianni Garko, only the names of Kinsky, Berger and Sidney Chaplin. See more »

Goofs

As the stagecoach chase progresses, the stagecoach and riders get closer to the trees and the curve in the road behind them, rather than farther away. See more »

Quotes

El moreno: You look just like a scarecrow.
Sartana: I am your pallbearer.
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Connections

Spoofed in Sabata (1969) See more »

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SARTANA is an entertaining SW with lots of action, gun-play and fun
30 June 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A coach is stolen and its passengers are killed. Later occur a murders series starred by a bandit named Lasky(William Berger, unforgettable co-starring in ¨Sabata¨ as the banjo man). The stagecoach's strongbox has disappeared turning into several hands. The dark,elegant hero, a freelance gunman, named Sartana(Gianni Garco or John Garco) appears to chase the nasty gunfighter and discover the robberies and killings.The confrontation will be inevitable among the town's despots(Sydney Chaplin, Gianni Rizzo), a cruel murderous( top-notch Klaus Kinski, as always), a Mexican general named Tampico( the great Fernando Sancho in his regular character), Lansky and of course Sartana.

The first movie on Sartana starred by Gianni Garco is plenty of action, shootouts, double-crosses, twists and loads of violence and blood. It was followed by director Alfonso Balcazar with ¨Sartana non Perdona or Sonora¨. Miles Deem directed two Sartanas deemed lousy and cheesy. Giuliano Carmineo , alias Anthony Ascott, directed various with George Hilton who replaces to Garco. Hilton played more natural and roguish than Garco who was cold and peculiar. The movie gets the usual Western issues, such as greedy antiheroes, violent facing off, quick zooms, exaggerated baddies, among them. Appear very secondaries the habitual at Italian Western and Peplum genre, such as Sal Borgese, Carlo Tamberlani Andrea Scotti, and cameo by the director Parolini as a gambler. Special mention to Franco Pesce, Spaghetti's customary, as an old gravedigger. Atmospheric musical score by Piero Piccioni and appropriate cinematography by Sandro Macori. The picture is professionally directed by Frank Kramer or Gianfranco Parolini, subsequently he directed another Spaghetti-hero named Sabata with Lee Van Cleef in two entries.


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