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China 9, Liberty 37 Details

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China 9, Liberty 37 falls halfway between the Hollywood backlot-western school and the Italian "spaghetti" western genre, borrowing the best elements from both. [[Performer~P70381~Fabio Testi~fabiotesti]] plays a gunfighter who is saved at the last moment from a hangman's noose. His liberators are a cartel of railroad men who want [[Performer~P70381~Testi~fabiotesti]] to kill farmer (and former hired gun) [[Performer~P53739~Warren Oates~warrenoates]], who has refused all entreaties to sell his land. As part of the scheme, [[Performer~P70381~Testi~fabiotesti]] befriends [[Performer~P53739~Oates~warrenoates]]; on his own volition, he sleeps with [[Performer~P53739~Oates~warrenoates]]' wife [[Performer~P492~Jenny Agutter~jennyagutter]]. When the railroad barons insist that [[Performer~P70381~Testi~fabiotesti]] go through with his mission, he refuses, and helps the farmer fight off the train moguls' hired thugs. Also known as Gunfire, China 9 Liberty 37 features a cameo by director [[Performer~P93972~Monte Hellman~montehellman]]'s role model, [[Performer~P105940~Sam Peckinpah~sampeckinpah]], who plays a creepy Ned Buntline-style novelist. And the significance of the title? It's the location of [[Performer~P53739~Warren Oates~warrenoates]]' spread: Nine miles from the town of China, 37 miles from the town of Liberty. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Fabio Testi
as Clayton Drumm
Warren Oates
as Matthew Sebanek
Jenny Agutter
as Catherine
Sam Peckinpah
as Wilbur Olsen, The Writer
Isabel Mestres
Sidney Lassick
Franco Interlenghi
Helga Liné
Luis Prendes

Crew

Monte Hellman
Director
Monte Hellman
Producer
Valerio de Paolis
Producer
Gianni Bozzacchi
Producer
Monte Hellman
Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno
Cinematographer
Pino Donaggio
Composer (Music Score)
Natalie Massara
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cesare D'Amico
Editor
Luciano Spadoni
Art Director
Franco Carretti
Costume Designer
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