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God Was in the West, Too, at One Time (1968)

Anche nel west c'era una volta Dio (original title)
A man gains access to a treasure map and persuades a guide (Juan Chasquisdo) to accompany him in his search to recover it. Both are pursued by bandits.

Director:

Marino Girolami (as Dario Silvestri)

Writers:

Tito Carpi (screenplay), Tito Carpi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gilbert Roland ... Juan Chasquisdo
Richard Harrison ... Father Pat Jordan
Ennio Girolami ... Marco Serraldo
Folco Lulli ... Colonel Bob Ford
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Batch
Dominique Boschero ... Marta
Roberto Camardiel ... Uncle Pink
Humberto Sempere Humberto Sempere ... Teddy
Luis Barboo ... Zed
Gonzalo de Esquiroz Gonzalo de Esquiroz ... (as Gonzalo Esquiroz)
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro
José Luis Lluch José Luis Lluch
Mirella Pamphili
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xan das Bolas
Enzo G. Castellari
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Storyline

A stranger being chased by bandits dies in an accident, but not before he has had a chance to hide a treasure map the bandits wanted. A boy witnesses where it was hidden, retrieves it and passes it on to the local preacher. The preacher recognizes that much of the treasure was likely that from a local mission. He sets out to get it before the bandits find it. Written by Fryingham

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An orgy of bloodletting that very few will survive.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 October 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

God Was in the West, Too, at One Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Circus Film, R.M. Films See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 52430 delivered on 2-10-1968. See more »

Connections

Referenced in O faflatas (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart Of Stone
Composed by Carlo Savina
Vocals Performed by Raul Lovecchio (as Raoul)
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Between boredom and tedium
3 July 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

The basic idea of "Between God, the Devil and a Winchester" - a reworking of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel "Treasure Island" - had a lot of promise. However, you wouldn't know it from seeing this movie. I usually love spaghetti westerns, even the lesser ones, but this one took a great effort for me to sit through. For starters, there is far less action than you might think. Most of the movie is devoted to the characters engaged in (boring) chat. The actors seem to be trying, but the unbelievably actionless plot leaves them pretty much helpless and unable to do much. And while Richard Harrison is prominently billed, for some reason he is put on the backburner for the most part while the less famous actors are given more to do. The filmmakers chose some good locations, and occasionally you get a taste of what a GREAT western adaptation could have been like. But otherwise, this movie will be a great waste of your time.


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