The Brute and the Beast


1h 28m 1968

Film Details

Also Known As
Tempo di massacro
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Western
Release Date
Dec 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Colt Produzioni Cinematografiche; L. F. Produzioni Cinematografiche; Mega Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

While panning for gold in a remote area of the Old West, Tom, a young prospector, receives a mysterious note urging him to return to the town he had left while still a child. He discovers upon his arrival that neither his alcoholic half brother, Jeff, nor the loyal family housekeeper, Mercedes, is able to provide any information concerning the urgent request. Tom learns that the town is under the tyrannical control of an old man, Scott, and his sadistic, crazed son, Jason, who has usurped the ranch belonging to Tom's family. Attempting to confront Scott at the ranch, Tom is brutally bullwhipped by Jason and his henchmen. When Mercedes is killed by Jason's men, Jeff sobers up and accompanies Tom on a second visit to the ranch. The men gun down the guards to gain entrance to Scott, who confesses that he sent the note and that he is Tom's father. Scott reveals that Jason is responsible for all the bloodshed, whereupon Jason turns on his father and kills him. Tom and Jeff then shoot down Jason's henchmen, and Tom kills Jason in a gunfight, thus regaining the ranch that is his birthright and setting the town free from tyranny.

Film Details

Also Known As
Tempo di massacro
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Western
Release Date
Dec 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Colt Produzioni Cinematografiche; L. F. Produzioni Cinematografiche; Mega Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Released in Italy in 1966 as Tempo di massacro.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 1968

Released in United States Winter December 1968