Monday, September 6, 2021

50th Anniversary of the premier of ‘Let’s Go and Kill Sartana”


Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of “Let’s Go and Kill Sartana” which starred George Martin, Isarco Ravajoli, Gordon Mitchell and Monica Taber. It was directed by Mario Pinzauti. The film is about Nebraska Clay (George Martin) who is attacked by five men, but manages to foil the ambush killing his attackers. The Sheriff (Frank Brana), Carol's (Monica Taber) brother and the girlfriend of Clay, is not entirely convinced that the young man killed in self-defense, and puts him under arrest. In jail, Clay meets an outlaw known as "The Crazy Person" (Gordon Mitchell), who is about to be hanged for murder. When the henchmen of the "The Crazy Person" break into the jail and free their friend, Clay takes advantage of the situation and escapes with them. Pursued by the sheriff, the bandits and Clay begin a long march to a distant mission which holds a fabulous treasure. Clashes with law enforcement and disputes between members of the gang (each of which is eliminated and sharing in the treasure), the lone survivors are Clay and Lena (Virginia Rodin), former mistress of the gang leader. Finding the treasure, Lena also tries to get rid of Clay; unsuccessful, she tries to escape with the precious cargo, but meets a terrible death sinking in quicksand. Finally, the sheriff determine Clay had the right to defend himself during the attack is freed and marries Carol.

*The film was re-released in Spain in 1973 by George Martin with added footage under the title “Demasiados muertos Tex”

** Unfortunately the star of the film, George Martin recently passed away on September 1st.  

Vamos a matar Sartana! – Italian title

Demasiados muertos Tex – Spanish title [recut film]

Allons tuer Sartana – French title

Skotoste ton Sartana – Greek title

Let’s Go and Kill Sartana – English title


A 1971 Italian, Spanish co-production [Marco Claudio Cinematografica (Rome), ABC

     Cinematográfica, Transcontinental Films (Madrid)]

Producer: Marco Claudio

Director: Peter Landers (Mario Pinzauti), George Martin (Francisco Celeiro)

Story: Marco Masi

Screenplay: Marco Masi, Ralf Marin (Rafael Marina)

Cinematography: Giovanni Raffaldi, Jaime Deu Casas [Telecolor, widescreen]

Music: Pat Bodie (José Espeita)

Running time: 95 minutes



Nebraska Clay - George Martin (Francisco Martinez)

Chet Hammer – Isarco Ravajoli (Isarco Ravaioli)

Greg ‘Crazy’ Matto – Gordon Mitchell (Charles Pendleton)

Lena – Virginia Rodin

Carol – Monica Taber (Monique Taber)

Old man – Manuel Muniz

Townsman lookout – Pajarito (Murriz Brandariz)

Sheriff - Frank Braña (Francisco Perez Pérez)

Deputy Rod - Robert Danish (Roberto Danesi)

Pancho - Chris Huerta (Crisanto Brieva)

Young Beckett - Daniel Martin (José Martínez)

Lucy – Mercedes Rivas

Tex’s friend – Fernando Bilbao (Fernando Elgezabal)

Carmoni brothers - Johnny Fairen (Juan Farre), Raul Aparici, Sergio Aparici

Bandit – Artemio Antonini

With: Claudio Trinofi


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