A Coffin for the Sheriff

A Coffin for the Sheriff (Italian: Una bara per lo sceriffo) is a 1965 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Mario Caiano and starring Anthony Steffen, Eduardo Fajardo, Fulvia Franco, George Rigaud and Armando Calvo.

Una bara per lo sceriffo
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Original theatrical release poster
Directed byMario Caiano
Produced byLuigi Mondello
Roberto Santini
Eduardo Manzanos
Written byDavid Moreno
Guido Malatesta
StarringAnthony Steffen
Music byFrancesco De Masi
CinematographyJulio Ortas Plaza (Eastmancolor, Panavision)
Edited byAntonio Gimeno (as Antonio Jimeno)
Nike Cinematografica
Estela Films
Distributed byExclusivas Floralva Distribución S.A.
Release date
  • 1965 (1965)
Running time
95 minutes


A mysterious gunslinger named Shenandoah arrives to the town of Richmond, which is in terror of the famous criminal Lupe Rojo. Rojo and his gang carry a rule of lawlessness, but the townspeople allow him and his gang to stop there after robberies out of fear, while the town sheriff is being paid by the Rojo and looks the other way. Shenandoah quickly falls in with the group of outlaws, but he has a hidden past: he is actually former US Marshal Joe Logan and he is on a revenge mission, searching for the gang member who murdered his wife two years ago.


In popular cultureEdit

Some parts of the soundtrack composed by Francesco De Masi are featured in the videogame Red Dead Revolver.

DVD releaseEdit

Wild East released this on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD alongside Blood at Sundown in 2014.

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