Spaghetti Westerns—the Good, the Bad and the Violent

A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography of 558 Eurowesterns and Their Personnel, 1961–1977

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About the Book

Spaghetti Westerns—mostly produced in Italy or by Italians but made throughout Europe—were bleaker, rougher, grittier imitations of Hollywood Westerns, focusing on heroes only slightly less evil than the villains. After a main filmography covering 558 Spaghetti Westerns, another section provides filmographies of personnel—actors and actresses, directors, musical composers, scriptwriters, cinematographers. Appendices provide lists of the popular Django films and the Sartana films, a listing of U.S.–made Spaghetti Western lookalikes, top ten and twenty lists and a list of the genre’s worst.

About the Author(s)

Thomas Weisser is the editor and founder of “Asian Cult Cinema” magazine, as well as the author of numerous books on European and Asian cinema. He lives in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Thomas Weisser
Forewords by Craig Ledbetter ; and Tom Betts; ; Comments by William Connolly
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 498
Bibliographic Info: 88 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2005 [1992]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2442-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1169-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword by Craig Ledbetter      ix

Foreword by Tom Betts      xi

I. The Films      1

Introduction      3

The Films, A–Z (with cross references)      4

II. Personnel      361

Introduction      363

Performers      364

Directors      424

Music Composers      434

Script Writers      440

Cinematographers      455

III. Appendices      463

The Django Films      465

The Sartana Films      467

Anglo Counterparts      469

Top Ten and Top Twenty Lists with comments by William Connolly      473

The Worst Spaghetti Westerns      477

Select Bibliography      479

Index      481

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended without reservation”—ARBA; “recommend it highly…very valuable”—Wrangler’s Roost; “fills out the history and heritage of the western”—Wilson Library Bulletin.