Bullet in the Flesh

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Bullet in the Flesh (Italian: Il piombo e la carne) is a 1964 Spaghetti Western film directed by Marino Girolami.

Bullet and the Flesh
Directed byMarino Girolami
Screenplay byGino De Santis
Story byGino De Santis
Music byCarlo Savina[1]
CinematographyMario Fioretti[1]
Edited byEnzo Girolami[1]
  • Marco Film
  • Cinéurop, Neuilly-sur-Seine
  • Hesperia Films[1]
Distributed byPanta Cinematografica
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France[2]


Problems develop when a lumber baron Nathaniel Master's daughter Mabel falls in love with the Indian chief of the Cherokees whose land he wants to steal.



Bullet in the Flesh's screenplay and story were created by Gino De Santis[1] De Santis' story differed from other European Western's released between 1964 and 1966 which usually depicted cavalry heroes and Indian villains with author Kevin Grant stated that they "showed little interest in Native Americans as people."[3] Grant stated that De Santis's story was a rare exception from the period where it was sympathetic towards the Cherokee tribe whose woodland idyll is under threat from a bigoted white logging family.[3]


Bullet in the Flesh was first distributed in 1964.[2][4] It was distributed by Panta Cinematografica in Italy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Il piombo e la carne (1964)" (in Italian). Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Grant 2011, p. 435.
  3. ^ a b Grant 2011, p. 41.
  4. ^ Grant 2011, p. 434.


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