Sartana's Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin

Sartana's Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin (Italian: C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara) is a 1970 spaghetti western that is the third of the Sartana film series with George Hilton taking over the lead role from Gianni Garko. The film was shot in Italy and directed by Giuliano Carnimeo.[3][page needed][4][page needed]

Sartana's Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin
Directed byGiuliano Carnimeo
Screenplay byTito Carpi[1]
Story byTito Carpi[1]
Music byFrancesco De Masi[1]
CinematographyStelvio Massi [1]
Edited byOrnella Micheli[1]
Colt Produzioni Cinematografiche[1]
Distributed byPanta Cinematografica[1]
Release date
  • August 1970 (1970-08) (Italy)
Running time
90 minutes


Bounty hunter Sartana is eagerly awaiting to kill or capture a wanted man who is riding shotgun on a shipment of gold. Interrupting Sartana's picnic and bounty hunting, a gang of Mexican Bandidos kill all the outriders, but leave the gold intact and ride away but not before throwing dynamite into the wagon. Sartana prevents the explosion and discovers the gold sacks in the wagon are full of sand.

Disguised as a Mexican peon, Sartana tracks the Mexicans to their lair and kills several of them before going to the town of Appaloosa where he discovers that the Bandidos were paid by Spencer, the owner of the mine to commit a fake robbery so Spencer can keep the majority of gold for himself. Sartana pits the surviving Mexicans against Spencer, but also faces greedy but impoverished saloon owner Trixie and rival bounty hunter Sabbath, both of whom have their eyes on the gold.



Sartana's Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin was released in Italy in August 1970.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! (1970)" (in Italian). Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Curti, Roberto (2018). "If You Meet Sartana...". The Complete Sartana (Booklet). Arrow Video. p. 26. FCD1762 / AV151.
  3. ^ Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9.
  4. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059350.

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