A Stranger in Town (1968)

86 mins | Western | 1968

Director:

Vance Lewis

Producer:

Carlo Infascelli

Cinematographer:

Marcello Masciocchi

Editor:

Maurizio Lucidi

Production Designer:

Carmelo Patrono

Production Companies:

Primex Italiana, Taka Productions
Full page view
HISTORY

Rome opening: Jun 1967 as Un dollaro tra i denti ; running time: 90 min. The following are credited under pseudonyms: Luigi Vanzi (Vance Lewis), Giuseppe Mangione (Jone Mang), and Ivan Scratuglia (Ivan ... More Less

Rome opening: Jun 1967 as Un dollaro tra i denti ; running time: 90 min. The following are credited under pseudonyms: Luigi Vanzi (Vance Lewis), Giuseppe Mangione (Jone Mang), and Ivan Scratuglia (Ivan Scratt). More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Allen V. Klein Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
Story & scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Un dollaro fra i denti
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 April 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Primex Italiana
Copyright Date:
29 December 1967
Copyright Number:
LP35855
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
86
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The Stranger, a wandering adventurer, rides into a Mexican village ruled by the bandit Aguila. As The Stranger looks on, Aguila captures and shoots a detachment of Mexican soldiers sent to receive a shipment of U. S. gold and dresses his outlaws in the dead soldiers' uniforms to await the arrival of the U. S. troops bringing the gold. Posing as a U. S. Army captain, The Stranger offers his assistance to Aguila in exchange for a promise of half the gold, but the bandit reneges on the agreement once the troops have departed. The Stranger escapes with two bags of gold and takes refuge with Cica, a young widow whose husband was killed by Aguila. To save Cica and her baby, The Stranger gives up the gold and flees when the house is besieged by Aguila, but the bandit abducts Cica. The Stranger is captured as he attempts to recover the gold, and he is brutally beaten by Aguila and his men. Aguila's sadistic mistress, Maruka, assumes charge of his torture, but he escapes with Cica and the gold. Aguila follows The Stranger to Cica's house, and a final gun battle ensues. The Stranger guns down the bandits one by one and then kills Aguila, who is armed with a machine gun. The American troops return to recover the gold, but The Stranger is permitted to keep half the loot as a ... +


The Stranger, a wandering adventurer, rides into a Mexican village ruled by the bandit Aguila. As The Stranger looks on, Aguila captures and shoots a detachment of Mexican soldiers sent to receive a shipment of U. S. gold and dresses his outlaws in the dead soldiers' uniforms to await the arrival of the U. S. troops bringing the gold. Posing as a U. S. Army captain, The Stranger offers his assistance to Aguila in exchange for a promise of half the gold, but the bandit reneges on the agreement once the troops have departed. The Stranger escapes with two bags of gold and takes refuge with Cica, a young widow whose husband was killed by Aguila. To save Cica and her baby, The Stranger gives up the gold and flees when the house is besieged by Aguila, but the bandit abducts Cica. The Stranger is captured as he attempts to recover the gold, and he is brutally beaten by Aguila and his men. Aguila's sadistic mistress, Maruka, assumes charge of his torture, but he escapes with Cica and the gold. Aguila follows The Stranger to Cica's house, and a final gun battle ensues. The Stranger guns down the bandits one by one and then kills Aguila, who is armed with a machine gun. The American troops return to recover the gold, but The Stranger is permitted to keep half the loot as a reward. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.