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Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970)

Una nuvola di polvere... un grido di morte... arriva Sartana (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 24 December 1970 (Italy)
Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch ... See full summary »

Director:

Giuliano Carnimeo (as Anthony Ascot)

Writers:

Eduardo Manzanos (story) (as Eduardo M. Brochero), Eduardo Manzanos (screenplay) (as Eduardo M. Brochero) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gianni Garko ... Sartana (as John Garko)
Nieves Navarro ... Sra. Belle Manassas (as Susan Scott)
Massimo Serato ... Sheriff Jim Manassas
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Grand Full
Bruno Corazzari ... Sam Puttnam
Frank Braña ... Deputy Sheriff with Eye Patch
Franco Pesce Franco Pesce ... Plon Plon
Sal Borgese ... Traitor (as Salvatore Borgese)
Giuseppe Castellano ... Director of Penitentiary
Lino Coletta Lino Coletta ... Sancho - Guard
Raffaele Di Mario Raffaele Di Mario ... Gus - Guard
Fernando Bilbao ... Monk's Henchman
Beatrice Pellegrino Beatrice Pellegrino
Brizio Montinaro Brizio Montinaro ... Killer in Turkish Bath
Gianni Pulone Gianni Pulone ... (credit only)
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Storyline

Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch of other treacherous folks who include conniving widow Senora Manassas, shrewd fellow gunslinger Grand Full, and the vicious and unhinged General Monk are also looking to get their greedy hands on said fortune. Written by Woodyanders

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 December 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Cloud of Dust... Cry of Death... Sartana Is Coming See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Gen. Monk: Promises made to a woman last only as long as the bed stays warm.
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Sartana is coming...
3 March 2008 | by chaosrampantSee all my reviews

The fifth, and final if I'm not horribly mistaken, official entry in the Sartana series, sees director Giuliano Carnimeo (Anthony Ascott I'm looking at you) and regular Gianni Garko teaming for yet another spaghetti western mystery-cum-action extravaganza.

The plot is crafted in typical Carnimeo fashion, occasionally makes no sense, but is fun to watch as it unfolds its twists and turns, with a myriad of people trying to get ahold of 500,000$ dollars and $2 million counterfeit money. The whole cast puts in a good performance, the gorgeous Nieves Navarro (aka Susan Scott, known from A Pistol for Ringo and giallo efforts) easily standing out, not necessarily for her acting abilities though.

The final showdown in the empty streets of a town is as close to offering a monumental spaghetti western moment, the Sartana series will ever come. After Parolini's insurmountable original from 1968 that is. It's obviously, strongly influenced by Corbucci's Django (1966), but that doesn't detract from its psychotronic charm. Watch it and find out. Bruno Nicolai's score is like a second grade Morricone, but given Il Maestro's genius, even a second grade Morricone is a good thing. Combined with plenty of gunfights, greasy villains, conniving women and enough quirks and tricks to keep fans happy, this is a worthwhile second tier spaghetti western entry and Carnimeo's best in the Sartana series. Great for a Sunday afternoon...


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