Blood at Sundown

Blood at Sundown (Italian: 1000 dollari sul nero, lit. '1000 dollars on the black') is a 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.

Blood at Sundown
Directed byAlberto Cardone
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Vittorio Salerno
  • Rolf Olsen[1]
Music byMichele Lacerenza[1]
CinematographyGino Santini[1]
Edited byRomeo Ciatti[1]
  • Metheus Film
  • Lisa Film[1]
Distributed byIndipendenti Regionali[1]
Release date
  • 18 December 1966 (1966-12-18) (Italy)
  • Italy
  • West Germany[2]


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.



Blood at Sundown was released in Italy as 1000 dollari sul nero on 18 December 1966.[2]


  1. "1000 dollari sul nero (1966)". Archvio del cinema Italiano (in Italian). Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  2. "Sartana" (in German). Retrieved September 22, 2018.
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