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China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)

Amore, piombo e furore (original title)
The railroad hires a condemned killer to murder an uncooperative rancher but the assassin fails to deliver, prompting the railroad men to go after him instead.

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Jerry Harvey (story and screenplay), Douglas Venturelli (story and screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Oates ... Matthew
Fabio Testi ... Clayton
Jenny Agutter ... Catherine
Sam Peckinpah ... Wilbur Olsen
Isabel Mestres ... Barbara
Gianrico Tondinelli Gianrico Tondinelli ... Johnny
Franco Interlenghi ... Hank
Charly Bravo Charly Bravo ... Duke (as Carlos Bravo)
Paco Benlloch Paco Benlloch ... Virgil
Sydney Lassick ... Sheriff's friend
Richard C. Adams Richard C. Adams ... Sheriff
Natalia Kim Natalia Kim ... Cassie
Ivonne Sentis Ivonne Sentis ... Whore (as Yvonne Sentis)
Romano Puppo ... Zeb
Luis Prendes ... Williams
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Storyline

Condemned gunman Clayton is given a last minute reprieve on condition he murders rancher Matthew for a railway company. Visiting Matthew's ranch, Clayton is unable to bring himself to kill Matthew and leaves, but Matthew's wife, Catherine, believing she has killed Matthew during an argument joins Clayton. Matthew, still alive, and mad as hell joins Clayton's equally angered employers to hunt down the pair Written by Tom Seldon <elpuro.msn.com>

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The deadliest crossroad.

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Romance | Western

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

4 August 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

China 9, Liberty 37 See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the very last film distributed by Allied Artists Corporation (early in its life, Allied Artists was known as Monogram Pictures, and was responsible for all the Bowery Boys/East Side Kids films (under the monikers; Little Tough Guys/Dead End Kids, their films were released by Universal). Citing extreme financial difficulties, Allied Artists filed for Chapter 11 in late 1978, and the following year, their entire catalogue (including the Monogram films) was purchased by Lorimar/Telepictures Corporation (itself subsequently purchased by Time Warner, Inc. a decade later). Some TV prints of the Bowery Boys features, the WB 'shield' logo precedes the opening credits). See more »

Goofs

When Catherine initially stabs Mathew, she stabs him on his left side, the blade is horizontal. After the cut, the blade is vertical sticking out of the center of Mathew's upper back. See more »

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Gallows Observer: Pretty sight, no more Japanese.
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La Paloma
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By Sebastián Yradier
Performed by Isabel Mestres and Charly Bravo
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Wonderful Revisionist Western
15 March 2001 | by dbuskirk1See all my reviews

One of the few (only?) westerns where sex is the main motivator, a wonderful spaghetti western with Fabio Testi and Jenny Agutter, with Warren Oates and a rare performance by Sam Peckingpaugh. An important film in the ouvre of Monte Hellman, quintessential 70's cult director; a man who has made more great films than Coppola yet remains mostly unknown in his home country. See "Two-Lane Blacktop," "Cockfighter," and "The Shooting."


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