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A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die (1968)

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Clay McCord (Alex Cord) is a former outlaw determined to live the life of a law-abiding citizen. Colby (Arthur Kennedy) is the town marshall who keeps law and order. Not far from the peaceful town is a haven for criminals led by Kraut (Mario Brega), a trigger happy outlaw who welcomes those who are wanted by the law. McCord worries that he may have the epilepsy that plagued his father and hastened his demise. He battles the sadistic gunman while hoping for a pardon from the sympathetic governor (Robert Ryan). He also falls for the lovely Laurinda (Nicoletta Machiavelli) as he walks between the two worlds of the law and the lawless in this action-packed and often bloody western adventure. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast

Alex Cord
as Clay McCord
Robert Ryan
as Gov. Lem Carter
Renato Romano
as Cheap Charley
Enzo Fiermonte
as Dr. Chase
Daniel Martin
as Father Santana
Jose Manuel Martin
as El Bailarin
Aldo Sambrell
as Jesus Maria
Paco Sanz
as Barber
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This was quite a splendid find for me. Maybe it was serendipity or something like that. Regardless, the film is a forgotten little masterpiece. It's definitely a spaghetti western and definitely reeks of Leone and Eastwood. It doesn't matter much though. This film does its own thing without directly ripping off anything that came before or after it. There are some parts of it that don't jive very well with the rest of it tonally, but in the overall scheme of things, it's an effective story with a nice style to match. The opening minutes are the best in my opinion and should hook you in.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

½

Minor Spaghetti Western but if it's a "Spag", I'm there! Franco Giraldi keeps the action dirty, gritty and fun.

Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn

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