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I Live for Your Death (1968)

Vivo per la tua morte (original title)
R | | Western | 5 April 1968 (Italy)
Mike Sturges and his younger brother, Roy, are sentenced to Yuma Penitentiary on a trumped-up train robbery charge. Both endure cruel treatment before Mike escapes to extract revenge on their enemies.

Director:

Camillo Bazzoni (as Alex Burks)

Writers:

Gordon D. Shirreffs (from the novel "Judas Gun" by), Roberto Natale (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Reeves ... Mike Sturges
Wayde Preston ... Marlin Mayner
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Deputy Sheriff Harry (as Lee Burton)
Mimmo Palmara ... Sheriff Max Freeman (as Dick Palmer)
Silvana Venturelli ... Ruth Harper
Nello Pazzafini Nello Pazzafini ... Bill Savage (as Ted Carter)
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Castleman
Enzo Fiermonte ... Baldy Morris
Aldo Sambrell ... Mexican Bounty Hunter
Rosalba Neri ... Encarnation
Silvana Bacci Silvana Bacci ... Naco Saloon Girl
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Bobcat Bates
Mario Maranzana Mario Maranzana ... Naco Bartender
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Roy Sturges (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Mason
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Storyline

In Arizona, the Sturges family owns a horse ranch. On the way to the market, their horses are stolen by masked outlaws who also kill the ranch hands. One cowpoke survives and sounds the alarm at the Sturges ranch. Owner Mike Sturges and his younger brother Roy, accompanied by their foreman Bobcat Bates go after the murderous horse thieves. Unfortunately, they will run into a gang of train robbers who wait in ambush for the next train carrying gold from the nearby mines. Bobcat is killed and brothers Mike and Roy shot and left for dead near the spot where the train is ambushed. The next day, the sheriff, his posse and Southern Pacific agents find Mike and Roy laying wounded at the scene of the train robbery. It's assumed they are members of the train robbing gang. Despite their pleas, the sheriff and his men beat Mike and Roy and arrest them. Later, they are sentenced to years of hard labor at the quarry belonging to Yuma Territorial Prison. In prison, the treatment of inmates is harsh... Written by nufs68

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His revenge produced a massacre. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 April 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

I Live for Your Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film Studios See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 51188 delivered on 2 April 1968. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De Kijk van Koolhoven: Spaghettiwestern (2018) See more »

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Go West, Young Man
Written by Carlo Savina
Performed by Don Powell
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Farewell Western
25 June 2012 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

In his last film, Steve Reeves played his usual hero number (though a bit too sombre, with no glimpse of humor, as in the adventure films he starred in), doing not too different grimaces and acrobatics as the ones he performed for his incarnations of Romulus, Sir Henry Morgan, Hercules and Sandokan. It was adapted from a novel, and probably the scriptwriters (including Reeves) were too respectful of the original (written, as told by other reviewer, by a specialist in western novels) and took little advantage of the European western film craze of the 1960s. Even in the more serious western dramas (as Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West"), there were always bizarre elements and even a bit of Brechtian estrangement, making it obvious that it was a foreign concoction turning a classic genre upside down, every now and then revealing something that had not been told in the classic American westerns (although I believe the real revisionist westerns were made by American filmmakers, as Penn, Peckinpah, Altman and Gries). This one plays it straight, and maybe Reeves wanted to do a real western, but it just comes out as an average European western without zest.


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