Blood for a Silver Dollar

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Un dollaro bucato
Un dollaro bucato.jpg
Directed by Giorgio Ferroni as Calvin Jackson Padget
Produced by Bruno Turchetto
Dario Montanari
Federico Galliani
Giulio Sbarigia
Alberto Dionisi
Robert Dorfmann
Written by Giorgio Ferroni as Calvin Jackson Padget
Giorgio Stegani as George Finley
Starring Giuliano Gemma as Montgomery Wood
Music by Gianni Ferrio
Cinematography Antonio Secchi
Edited by Antonietta Zita as Rosemary Ware
Release dates
1965 (Italy),
4 June 1967 (UK)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Un dollaro bucato (also known as One Silver Dollar or Blood for a Silver Dollar) is a 1965 Italo-French Spaghetti Western film, directed by Giorgio Ferroni and stars Giuliano Gemma.[1]

Upon release in the United States, nearly all of the cast members and production team had their names changed for the English audience.[2] In France the film is known as Le Dollar troué. Gemma was billed as Montgomery Wood as with many of his others. The title song had a successful cover version by Nini Rosso.

The original title music, composed by Gianni Ferrio, was used in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds soundtrack.[citation needed] Some of Ferrio's remaining themes are also featured in the videogame Red Dead Revolver.[citation needed]


Scene from Blood for a Silver Dollar.

Giuliano Gemma plays a Confederate soldier who returns from the war to fight one at home. Prior to his release from the Prisoner of War camp his pistol has its barrel sawn off.

He is informed of a new gangster in town named "Black Jack" who has wreaked havoc in the community. Gemma agrees to kill the man, only to discover too late that the outlaw is actually his brother, which his employers had known all along. With vengeance he turns on his employers, who then shoot him.




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