Friday, December 23, 2011


Killer caliber .32 – Italian title
O Matador de Aluguel – Argentinian title
Calibre 32 – French title
Stirb oder töte! – German title
Calibro 32 gia epta katharmata – Greek title
Cada Bala Tem Um Nome - Portuguese title
Killer calibro 32 Spanish title
32 Caliber Killer – English title
Killer Caliber .32 English title

A 1967 Italian production [Explorer Film ’58 (Rome)]
Producer: Bruno Turchetto
Director: Al Bradley (Alfonso Brescia)
Story: Lorenzo Gicca Palli
Screenplay: Enzo Gicca (Lorenzo Palli)
Cinematography: Bob Roberts (Fulvio Testi) [Eastmancolor, Techniscope]
Music: Robby Poitevin
Song: “Amica Colt” sung by Maurizio Graf
Running time: 95 minutes

Silver – Peter Lee Lawrence (Karl Hirenbach)
Beth/Betty – Agnès Spaak
Doll/Dolly – Sherill Morgan (Hélène Chanel)
Averell – Andrew Bosich (Ignazio Bosic)
Sheriff Bear – Mirko Ellis (Mirko Korcinsky)
Carruthers – Michael Bolt
Spot Averell – Cole Kitosch (Alberto dell’Acqua)
Doctor Ward – Joseph Holls
Fitch – Red Carter (Nello Pazzafini)
Janet – Lucy Slade (Lucy Scay)
Kent/Ramirez – Gregory West
Lawrence – Gigi Bonos (Luigi Bonos)
Jud – Max Dean (Massimo Righi)
Parker – John Bartha (Janos Barta)
Bellison – John Taylor
Old man – Stephen Wilde
Poker player – Ivan Stratton (Ivan Scratuglia)
Young man on stagecoach – Robert Stevenson (Roberto dell’Acqua)
with: Silvio Bagolini, Guido Tonti, Claudio Ruffini

  A gang of seven masked men repeatedly rob a stagecoach carrying valuables ​​to the bank in Carson City. The last robbery ends with the massacre of the passengers, because one of them has identified the leader of the bandits. The bank executives decide to entrust the task of eliminating the continuing threat to Silver, a hired gun, who is very clever and smart. In order to fulfill his mission, he adopts a very simple yet dangerous system. He spreads a rumor that he knows the identity of some of the bandits. Silver then, shortly thereafter, undergoes an attack, which allows him to deal justice to the killers. His task, however, is made ​​difficult by the intervention of the sheriff that is clearly hostile towards him, and is also entangled with two women: the daughter of a murdered bank clerk and the owner of the local saloon.


  1. Portuguese title:

    Cada Bala Tem Um Nome

    Merry Christmas, Tom

  2. Thanks Antonio. Portuguese title added to post.
    Feliz Natal!

  3. Throughout the film, Peter Lee Lawrence uses a modified 1851 Navy Colt revolver in .32 caliber therefore giving the moniker of "The .32 Caliber Killer". The character's actual name is Silver and he uses his .modified Navy Colt in .32 caliber because according to him, larger calibers like a .45 make a big mess. When he made that Western film in 1967, both he and Alberto Dell'Acqua were 23 years old. Peter Lee Lawrence knew English but Dell'Acqua only knew little to no English and therefore had to be dubbed. If I recall correctly, both Peter Lee Lawrence and Massimo Righi, AKA Max Dean, were the only ones not to be dubbed. Max Dean was either 29 or 32 when he made the film and not 60 years old like IMDB claims. Also in the film was Franco Pesce, Luigi Vannuchi, and Ettore Manni, or at least I THINK they were in the film. I'm not sure since it's been a while since I've seen it. I saw it on YouTube and I don't remember who all was in it. I only know that Peter Lee Lawrence, Alberto Dell'Acqua, and Max Dean were in the film but other than that, nothing. I guess if I do more research I'll know who was really in the film and if I have to correct myself I will. But until then, that's all I know. Adios, amigos. Hang onto your hats, keep your guns empty, your powder dry, and don't forget to tip the waitress.