The Sheriff (1959 film)

La sceriffa (The Sheriff) is a 1959 Italian Western comedy in black-and-white, directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero.[1] It stars Italian comedy star Ugo Tognazzi. It is considered one of the earliest Spaghetti Western films. It was released on 16 August 1959. The film starred several comedians and spawned a number of western comedies which followed.[2]

La sceriffa
Directed byRoberto Bianchi Montero
Produced byGuido Paolucci
Written byMario Amendola
CinematographySergio Pesce
Edited byEttore Salvi
Release date
16 August 1959


A sheriff is killed and his widow (Tina Pica) takes up his job to find the killers.



  1. Giraldi, Massimo; Lancia, Enrico; Melelli, Fabio (2006). 100 caratteristi del cinema italiano: gli interpreti "minori" che hanno fatto grande il nostro cinema. Gremese Editore. p. 109. ISBN 978-88-8440-383-4. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  2. Fridlund, Bert (2006). The spaghetti Western: a thematic analysis. McFarland & Co. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-7864-2507-5. Retrieved 21 August 2012.

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