Cast & Crew
Samantha Felton hires a killer to murder her wealthy rancher husband and then persuades L. J. Carradine, her former lover, to eliminate the only witness to the crime. Felton, however, had named his nephew, Johnny Yuma, sole heir to his fortune, and Samantha has been unable to locate the will and destroy it. Unaware of his uncle's death, Johnny meets Carradine en route to Felton's ranch. Following a shooting match in which the two men save each other's lives, they exchange holsters as a sign of mutual gratitude. Johnny, who now knows of his uncle's death, is mistaken for Carradine by Samantha's men. He is unmasked, captured, and tortured but manages to escape to the hotel in town. There he runs into Carradine, and the two men agree to a duel of honor rather than the assassination commissioned by Samantha. On the day of the duel, Samantha tries to have both men killed, but they join forces and gun down all of her henchmen, including her sadistic brother, Pedro. Before Carradine is killed by Samantha, he shoots holes in the water canteens which she has packed for her escape with the money. Later, as Johnny leaves, he discovers her sun-baked body in the desert.
Fernando Di Leo
Released in Italy in 1966 as Johnny Yuma. Louis Vanner is a pseudonym for Luigi Vannucchi, Gus Harper for Gustavo D'Arpe, and Frank Liston for Franco Lauteri.