Blood for a Silver Dollar

Blood for a Silver Dollar
Un dollaro bucato
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
Editing by Antonietta Zita as Rosemary Ware
Release date(s) 1965, June 4, 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. Its stars Giuliano Gemma. On release in the United States, nearly all of the cast members and production team had their names changed for the English audience. 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. Some of Ferrio's remaining themes are also featured in the videogame Red Dead Revolver.


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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.


  • Giuliano Gemma as Montgomery Wood - Gary O'Hara
  • Ida Galli as Evelyn Stewart - Judy O'Hara
  • Pierre Cressoy as Peter Cross - McCory/ Max Cory/McCoy/Aloysius MacKenzie
  • Giuseppe Addobbati ... Donaldson (as John Mac Douglas)
  • Franco Fantasia ... Sheriff Anderson (as Frank Farrel)
  • Tullio Altamura as Tor Altmayer - Peter
  • Massimo Righi as Max Dean - Brad
  • Francisco Fantasia as Frank Farrel - Sheriff George Anderson
  • Andrea Scotti as Andrew Scott - Slim
  • Nazzareno Zamperla as Nicholas Saint John - Phil O'Hara
  • Giuseppe Addobbati as John MacDouglas - Donaldson
  • Alfredo Rizzo - Buddy
  • Benito Stefanelli as Benny Reeves - Jim
  • Giovanni Pazzafini as Nello Pazzafini - henchman
  • Sal Borgese - henchman
  • Ignazio Spalla as Pedro Sanchez - henchman
  • Moises Rocha as Jack Rocha - henchman
  • Franco Lantieri as Frank Liston
  • Gino Marturano as John Martin
  • Bernard Faber as Benny Farber
  • Luigi Tosi
  • Pietro Ceccarelli
  • Bruno Arie
  • Fortunato Arena
  • Giulio Maculani
  • Osiride Pevarello

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