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His Name Was King (1971)

Lo chiamavano King (original title)
A bounty hunter tracks a vicious gang of gunrunners across the border into Mexico.

Director:

Giancarlo Romitelli (as Don Reynolds)

Writers:

Renato Savino (story), Renato Savino (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harrison ... John 'King' Marley
Anne Puskin Anne Puskin ... Carol Marley
Goffredo Unger ... Ben Benson (as John Silver)
Lorenzo Fineschi Lorenzo Fineschi ... A Benson brother
Lucio Zarini Lucio Zarini ... A Benson brother
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Major Ericson
Giuseppe Monteverdi Giuseppe Monteverdi
John Bartha ... Sheriff Roberts
Federico Boido ... Sam Benson (as Rick Boyd)
Paolo Magalotti Paolo Magalotti ... Sergeant with binoculars
Ada Pometti Ada Pometti ... Mexican girl with braids
Giorgio Dolfin Giorgio Dolfin ... Smuggler with Gatlin gun
Luciano Pigozzi ... Mr. Collins
Marco Zuanelli Marco Zuanelli ... Pepe Mestas
Vassili Karis Vassili Karis ... One of Foster's deputies
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Storyline

A bounty hunter tracks a vicious gang of gunrunners across the border into Mexico.

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Western

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 May 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

His Name Was King See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Foro Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Body count: 50. See more »

Quotes

Brian Foster: In the name of the law, I declare you under arrest...
John 'King' Marley: In the name of what law...?... yours...?
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Referenced in Let There Be Sound (2016) See more »

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His Name was King
Sung by Ann Collin
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Mostly forgettable
19 March 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I'm a spaghetti western fanatic, enough so that even lesser efforts in the genre entertain me. However, with this particular spaghetti western I find it hard to generate much enthusiasm, so I can only imagine what a non-fanatic might think of this movie. It has a somewhat confusing plot, with characters doing things that often seem murky. Harrison's character is an unexceptional hero, and several times is off-screen for long periods of time. Kinski's character ends up being bizarre due to Kinski acting completely different from what his character says or does at the same time. That does give the movie some moments of (unintended) humor. The movie does have some good action sequences and has a good musical score, especially the title song, which is one of the best ever composed for a spaghetti western. But in the end, you'll forget most of the movie not long after watching it, so I would only recommend it if you are really into Euro westerns (and Klaus Kinski).


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