Saturday, August 4, 2018

50th Anniversary of the release of “The Moment to Kill”

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of “Il momento di uccidere” (“The Moment to Kill”). Directed by Anthony Ascott (Giuliano Carnimeo) and starring George Hilton, Walter Barnes and Horst Frank. This buddy movie is full of excitement and adventure and is just a good time movie. No deep hidden messages or twisted plot line just a straighe adventure western.
Two gunslingers Bull and Lord, come into a town, called there Judge Warren for a delicate mission. They are asked to find $500,000 in gold, belonging to the Confederate States of America which has been hidden by a Confederate colonel who died in an effort to defend it from the Northerners. The discovery of the treasure is also of interest by the powerful Forrester family, relatives of the deceased Colonel, who, with the help of a gang of outlaws, attempt to obstruct the search by the two gunmen. Lord and Bull get involved in some tough battles and ambushes, but eventually succeed in their task, destroying the gang of outlaws and exposing a would-be daughter of the late Colonel who attempts to seize the treasure.

Il momento di uccidere – Italian title
Django – ein Sarg voll Blut – German title
De kom for at dræbe – Danish title
Kuolema kulkee lannessa – Finnish title
Kuolema kulkee lännessä – Finnish title
Le moment de tuer – French title
La hora de matar – Mexican title
O Momento de Matar – Portuguese title
El momento de matar – Spanish title
De kom för att döda – Swedish title
Viva Django – U.K. title
The Moment of Killing – English title
The Moment to Kill – English title

A 1967 Italian, German co-production [P.C.E. Euro International Film (Rome), Terra Filmkunst (Berlin)]
Producer: Vico Pavoni
Director: Anthony Ascott (Giuliano Carnimeo)
Story: Tito Carpi, Enzo G. Castellari
Screenplay: Tito Carpi, Bruno Leder (Karl Leder), Francesco Scardamaglia
Cinematography: Stelvio Massi [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Francesco De Masi
Song: “Walk by My Side” sung by Raoul (Ettore Lovecchio)
Running time: 95 minutes

Lord/Django/Johnny King – George Hilton (Jorge y Lara)
Bull/Burt – Walter Barnes
Regina Forrester – Loni von Friedl (Leontine von Liebentreu)
Jason Forrester – Horst Frank
Judge Thomas B. Warren – Rudolf Schündler
Dago – Remo de Angelis
Mr. Forrester – Carlo Alighiero (Carlo Animali)
Trent Forrester – Giorgio Sanmartino
Innkeeper – Arturo Dominici
Forrester henchmen – Ugo Adinolfi, Pietro Ceccarelli, Renato Romano

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