Long Days of Vengeance
Long Days of Vengeance (Italian: I lunghi giorni della vendetta is a 1967 Western film directed by Florestano Vancini. It is the only western directed by Vancini, here credited as Stan Vance. The film is a Spaghetti Western version of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
|Long Days of Vengeance|
|Directed by||Florestano Vancini|
|Story by||Mahnahen Velasco|
|Music by||Armando Trovajoli|
|Edited by||Angeles Prufia|
|Distributed by||I.F.C. - International Film Company|
Ted Barnett escapes from prison and returns to his home town to prove that he did not commit murder and also find the man who murdered his father. To do this he must disclose the respected landowner Cobb as a smuggler.
In his investigation of narrative structures in Spaghetti Western films, Fridlund groups this film with some other successful westerns where the Giuliano Gemma character is falsely accused and seeks vindication. What sets I lunghi giorni della vendetta apart is its skillful play with ironic humour and surprises.
- Grant 2011, p. 446.
- "Lunghi giorni della vendetta (1967)" (in Italian). Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
- Marco Giusti (2007). Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 978-88-04-57277-0.
- Fridlund, Bert: The Spaghetti Western. A Thematic Analysis. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company Inc., 2006 pp. 113-8.