The Price of Death

The Price of Death (Italian: Il venditore di morte) is a 1971 Italian Western film directed by Lorenzo Gicca Palli and starring Klaus Kinski and Gianni Garko.[1] Some DVD releases feature the title Der Galgen wartet schon, Amigo!.

The Price of Death
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Directed byLorenzo Gicca Palli
Produced byAlbano Ingrami
Written byLorenzo Gicca Palli
StarringKlaus Kinski
Gianni Garko
Music byMario Migliardi
CinematographyFranco Villa
Edited byMaurizio Tedesco
Release date
  • 17 September 1971 (1971-09-17)
Running time
99 minutes


Silver, who is elegantly dressed and lives in a hacienda with beautiful senoritas, is hired to find out if the accused Chester Conway, the black sheep of the town, really is guilty of the murder charge that he is to hang for. By investigating clues and arranging a trap, Silver discloses some respected citizens as the guilty parties. However, when Conway is released Silver shows that he had raped and killed a Mexican girl while the murder he was charged with took place, and he kills Conway in a duel.



In his investigation of narrative structures in Spaghetti Western films, Fridlund ranges The Price of Death among Spaghetti Westerns heavily influenced by secret-agent films, because the hero is shown in company with beautiful women and in luxurious surroundings, works to uncover a mystery and - unlike the protagonists in A Fistful of Dollars and Django - does not have any complicating secondary motive.[2]


Wild East announced they would be releasing "The Price of Death" on DVD in a double feature with Killer Caliber 32. The release was canceled due to rights issues. Killer Caliber 32 is now scheduled to be released in a double feature with Killer Adios instead.[3]


  1. ^ Sandra Brennan (2011). "New York Times: The Price of Death". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  2. ^ Fridlund, Bert: The Spaghetti Western. A Thematic Analysis. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company Inc., 2006 p. 258
  3. ^ Wild East Website [1], 2008. Last accessed: October 2009.

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