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The Hills Run Red (1966)

Un fiume di dollari (original title)
Approved | | Action, Western | 9 September 1966 (Italy)
At the end of the Civil War, 2 Confederates holding stolen Union money and chased by Union troops separate, one escaping with the loot and the other getting a 5-year prison term.

Director:

Carlo Lizzani (as Lee W. Beaver)

Writer:

Piero Regnoli (story and screenplay) (as Dean Craig)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Hunter ... Jerry Brewster / Jim Houston
Henry Silva ... Garcia Mendez
Dan Duryea ... Col. Winny Getz
Nando Gazzolo Nando Gazzolo ... Ken Seagull / Ken Milton
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Mary Ann
Gianna Serra Gianna Serra ... Hattie Gardner
Loris Loddi ... Tim Brewster
Geoffrey Copleston Geoffrey Copleston ... Brian Horner
Sandro Dori Sandro Dori
Guido Celano Guido Celano ... Jonathan Burger, Ferrier
Paolo Magalotti Paolo Magalotti ... Stayne
Gianluigi Crescenzi ... Carson
Tiberio Mitri Tiberio Mitri ... Federal Sergeant
Fiorella Ferrero Fiorella Ferrero
Vittorio Bonos Vittorio Bonos ... Gambler #1
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Storyline

After the Civil War ends, two soldiers return home with a cache of stolen money. They are caught by Union troops. One escapes, but the other is sent to prison for five years. When he gets out and goes home, he finds that his wife has died in poverty because his partner kept all the money, and is now a major power in the area with an army of deadly gunmen to back him up. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The man who had five years to think about killing... his best friend! Finally they meet... See more »

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Action | Western

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 September 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

River of Dollars See more »

Filming Locations:

Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Hills Run Red takes place in approximately 1870 in what appears to be Austin, TX. In the big shootout, Dan Duryea is shooting from the roof of a building housing a newspaper called The Austin Chronicle. In Austin, TX there is a weekly newspaper established in 1981 called The Austin Chronicle. See more »

Quotes

Garcia Mendez: Senor, in this life there are those who talk a lot, and those who keep their hatred and desire for vengeance hidden in their hearts. I promise you that Horner will regret the day he was born. I promise you that he will loose five of his men for every one of my hombres killed. And I promise you that I will discover who betrayed us and I will kill him with my own hands
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Referenced in The Hills Run Red (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Home to My Love
Lyrics by Audrey Nohra
Music by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Gianna Spagnolo
Recorded on Ricordi Records
Published by DINO
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Obscure gem
30 December 2003 | by jamesm123See all my reviews

This is an unusually-structured western, but a very satisfying one. TCM played a nice letterboxed print of this, and it was a surprisingly-engrossing revenge drama. Some unexpected violence in the several shoot-outs made this more brutal than usual for a mid-sixties western.


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