Blood at Sundown

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Blood at Sundown
Mille dollari sul nero.jpg
Italian film poster
Directed by Albert Cardiff
Produced by Marlon Sirko
Screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi
Vittorio Salerno
Rolf Olsen
Giorgio Stegani
Story by Ernesto Gastaldi
Vittorio Salerno
Starring Anthony Steffen
John Garko
Erika Blanc
Charles of Angel
Sieghardt Rupp
Roberto Miali
Carrol Brown
Music by Michele Lacerenza
Cinematography Gino Santini
Edited by Romeo Ciatti
Metheus Film
Distributed by Indipendenti Regionali
Release date
December 18, 1966
Running time
102 minutes
Country Italy
West Germany
Language Italian

Blood at Sundown (Italian: 1000 dollari sul nero, lit. "1000 dollars on the black") is a 1966 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Alberto Cardone. The picture marks the first appearance of the character Sartana, played by Gianni Garko. It is not, however considered an "official" Sartana film.


Johnny Liston heads back to his hometown after 12 years in jail, during which time his ruthless brother Sartana (Garko) has taken over control of the town. Johnny is determined to battle Sartana to bring justice.



Wild East released this alongside A Coffin for the Sheriff in a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD in 2014.

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