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A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (1968)

E per tetto un cielo di stelle (original title)
Two drifters meet and soon become travelling companions. But one of them, Tim (Gemma), is being chased by a crazed killer and his band of gunmen to settle an old score. The two (Adore being... See full summary »

Director:

Giulio Petroni

Writers:

Alberto Areal (story), Mariano Laurenti (story) (as Francesco Martino) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... Billy Boy aka Tim Hawkins
Mario Adorf ... Harry
Magda Konopka ... Widow Dorothy McDonald
Federico Boido ... Roger Pratt (as Rick Boyd)
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Fat man in stagecoach (as Chris Huerta)
Julie Menard Julie Menard ... Sirene / Donna
Anthony Dawson ... Samuel Pratt (as Anthony M. Dawson)
Sandro Dori Sandro Dori ... Sirene's husband
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Brent
Paul Branco Paul Branco
Franco Lantieri Franco Lantieri ... Pratt Henchman
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paolo Magalotti Paolo Magalotti ... Pratt's henchman (as Piero Magalotti)
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Storyline

Two drifters meet and soon become travelling companions. But one of them, Tim (Gemma), is being chased by a crazed killer and his band of gunmen to settle an old score. The two (Adore being the other) are chased through the west, encountering scrape after scrape until the killers catch up and the score is settled for good.

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 September 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof See more »

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Documento Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by ca. 10 minutes. This version was also released on VHS and DVD. Only in 2013 the film was released uncut on DVD. See more »

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Edited into Spaghetti Western Trailer Show (2007) See more »

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Okay Character-Driven Spaghetti Western
24 May 2011 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Mario Adorf hunts down con-man Giuliano Gemma, who swindled him out of six-hundred dollars worth of gold, only to partner up with him for a series of crooked money-making schemes and a few encounters with a psychotic gunman from Gemma's past.

This lightly comedic western is likable enough, though a little too loosely plotted. After awhile, one begins to wonder what exactly is the the point of all the duo's hijinks. However, the climax is definitely worth hanging around for.

The entire film hangs solely on the charisma of it's two stars, who don't disappoint. The score by Ennio Morricone is pretty good too.


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