Condemned to Hang

Condemned to Hang or Flesh for the Gallows (Spanish:Carne de horca, Italian:Il terrore dell'Andalusia) is a 1953 Italian-Spanish historical adventure film directed by Ladislao Vajda and starring Rossano Brazzi, Fosco Giachetti and Emma Penella.[1] The film portrays the bandits of nineteenth century Andalucía.

Condemned to Hang
Directed byLadislao Vajda
Produced byFalco Chamartín
Written byJosé Santugini
StarringRossano Brazzi
Fosco Giachetti
Emma Penella
Music byJosé Muñoz Molleda
CinematographyOtello Martelli
Eloy Mella
Edited byOtello Colangeli
Julio Peña
Falco Film
Distributed byChamartín
Release date
8 October 1953
Running time
93 minutes

The film's art direction was by Alberto Boccianti.


The life of the rebel and vicious Juan Pablo de Osuna changes when his father, a rich cattleman, is murdered by Lucero, a cruel bandit of The Sierra Morena.

Looking for revenge Juan Pablo is wrongfully accused and everybody believes that he is a murderer, even Lucero´s gang. He becomes member of the gang and Lucero confides him. Juan Pablo discovers that a rich man from the city of Ronda gives information about the stagecoach to the bandits, in exchange of a part of the bounty. Chasing the messenger Juan Pablo finds the traitor: he is the father of his former girlfriend.



  1. Mira p.237


  • Mira, Alberto. Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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