The Ugly Ones

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The Ugly Ones (es: El precio de un hombre, lit. "The Price of a Man", it: The Bounty Killer, later La morte ti segue... ma non ha fretta, lit. "Death follows you... but not in a hurry") is a 1966 Spanish-Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Eugenio Martín.[1]

The Ugly Ones
Directed byEugenio Martín
Produced by
  • José Gutiérrez Maesso
  • Lilian Biancini
Screenplay by
  • James Donald Prindle
  • José Gutiérrez Maesso
  • Eugenio Martín
Based onThe Bounty Killer
by Marvin H. Albert
Music byStelvio Cipriani
CinematographyEnzo Barboni
Edited by
  • José Antonio Rojo
  • Gisa Radicchi Levi
  • Tescia
  • Discobolo Film
Distributed by
Release date
  • 9 February 1967 (West Germany)
  • 17 April 1967 (Spain)
Running time
95 minutes
  • Spain
  • Italy

The film marked the debut of Tomás Milián in the western genre[2] and was the first film score of composer Stelvio Cipriani. It was also the first Spanish western to receive a state funding for the "artistic interest of the work".[2] The film was based on the 1958 novel The Bounty Killer by Marvin H. Albert.

It was shown as part of a retrospective on Spaghetti Western at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.[3] On October 11, 2017 Eugenio Martín was honored for the fiftieth anniversary of this at the 7º Almería Western Film Festival.[4][5]


The notorious bounty hunter, Luke Chilson, pursues Mexican fugitive Jose Gomez. He follows him through the desert and arrives in a Mexican village where Gomez manages to turn the peasants against his pursuer. Unaware of the danger, Chilson finds himself trapped.



  1. ^ Edger Driscoll Jr. (Oct 11, 1968). "'Ugly Ones' provides plenty of action". Boston Globe. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Marco Giusti (2007). Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. pp. 58–59. ISBN 978-88-04-57277-0.
  3. ^ "La rassegna con Leone e Sergio Corbucci". La Repubblica. July 17, 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  4. ^ Martínez, Evaristo (October 11, 2017). "Siete disparos certeros: Almería Western Film Festival en siete claves". La Voz de Almería (in Spanish). Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Europa Press (September 15, 2017). "La séptima edición del 'Almería Western Film Festival' llenará Tabernas de cine del 11 al 14 de octubre". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). Retrieved January 31, 2018.

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