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Death Played the Flute

Burton (Michael Forest) returns to his ranch to find his family have been raped and murdered by a gang of cattle rustlers, with his daughter Susie the only survivor. Vowing revenge, Burton soon encounters a lone gunslinger, known as Whistler on account of his flute playing, who indicates that he saw the faces of the culprits. Burton does not realise that Whistler was part of the gang that night, and agrees to pay him to help him track down the murderers. 

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Burton (Michael Forest) returns to his ranch to find his family have been raped and murdered by a gang of cattle rustlers, with his daughter Susie the only survivor. Vowing revenge, Burton soon encounters a lone gunslinger, known as Whistler on account of his flute playing, who indicates that he saw the faces of the culprits. Burton does not realise that Whistler was part of the gang that night, and agrees to pay him to help him track down the murderers. The gunslinger has his own agenda, and agrees to Burton's proposal. The two start to track down the gang, but Burton soon becomes suspicious once Whistler starts to kill the gang members before they can talk. This is a very dark film throughout, with the grim scene set right from the outset as the gang graphically attack the family ranch. The movie's black theme is suitably set by its compelling guitar driven soundtrack, with its quirks owing as much to the horror film industry as it does to the Italian western.

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AKA:Lo ammazzo come un cane... ma lui rideva ancora
Director:Angelo Pannacciò
Year:1972
Language:English. Greek subs
Format:W
Audio Quality:8.0
Video Quality:8.0
Starring:Remo Capitani Michael Forest Laurence Bien Steven Tedd Thomas Rudy Giovanni Petrucci Michele Borelli Michele Branca Anna Bacchi Antonio Molino Rojo

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