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Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)

Une corde... un Colt... (original title)
Not Rated | | Western | 25 January 1969 (France)
A melancholic, fetishistic gunfighter is drawn into a vengeful and tragic kidnapping plot by his widowed ex-lover.

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Maria Caine (as Michele Mercier)
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Thomas Caine (as Lee Burton)
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Will Rogers (as Daniel Vargas)
Serge Marquand ...
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Pierre Hatet ...
Frank Rogers
Philippe Baronnet ...
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Pierre Collet ...
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Saloon Woman (as Beatrice Altariba)
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Eli Caine
Anne-Marie Balin ...
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The Rogers family are rich and powerful cattle and land owners. The Caine brothers - Ben, Thomas and Eli - rebel against them and steal a shipment of gold coins. The Rogers are used to settling their affairs personally and kill Ben, while the other two manage to escape, although their house is burned down. Maria, Ben's wife, has only one wish: to avenge her husband's death. Only one person will help her to achieve this end: Manuel, a lonely gunfighter who accepts to help her due to his past relationship with Maria and Ben. Manuel decides to kidnap Diana, the Rogers' beloved daughter, and Maria obliges her father and his three sons to humble themselves on Ben's grave and ask for forgiveness. However, both the Rogers and the Caines' plans for each other go awry... with tragic and deadly results. Written by tanglefreak98 and Movietime SRL

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Cemetery Without Crosses  »

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On an interview included on the German DVD, Robert Hossein claims that Dario Argento was not involved in writing the screenplay. Dario Argento is listed in the credits on the Italian and German versions but not on the French version. See more »

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Robert Hossein dedicates this film to our friend Sergio Leone See more »

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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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an excellent, well-made spaghetti western
6 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very good eurowestern that will have you in its grip from start to finish.

It is beautifully filmed with lots of desolate wide open desert, and impressive mountain scenery. The film has a feeling of loneliness as much of it takes place in a deserted ghost town which has apparently become the home of the protagonist.

The movie is populated with bitter characters that are primarily motivated by revenge. There are no happy endings here. This definitely wasn't "the feel good movie of the year," which is a good thing. The female lead is a beautiful woman in black with little left to live for other than seeing her husband's killers pay for his death. Her relationship with Manuel, the man she goes to for help with her plan, is a very intriguing one. This is because we are left to wonder what their history is until close to the end of the film when it is finally revealed.

The music score is excellent. The opening/closing theme is a great spaghetti western ballad with vocals. The music during the film is mostly guitar designed to create feelings of suspense and sadness. There's also a touch of organ thrown in for good measure. It all works wonderfully with the film.

This is a high-quality spaghetti western that is riveting and entertaining. I highly recommend this one. If you get the chance to see it, don't pass it up.


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