Professionals for a Massacre (1967)


Red Blood, Yellow Gold (Italian: Professionisti per un massacro, Spanish: Los profesionales de la muerte, also known as Professionals for a Massacre), is a 1967 Italian-Spanish Spaghetti Western film directed by Nando Cicero.


Confederate Major Lloyd and some accomplices desert with a Gatling gun and a shipment of gold. General Sibley sends Lieutenant Tennessee Logan, together with three Confederate soldiers about to be executed for theft – horse-thief Ramirez, defrocked priest and dynamite expert Steel Downey, and bank robber Chattanooga Jim. They set up an ambush for Lloyd, but the three others ditch Logan and go for the gold, only to find it snatched by the Mexican Camiseros gang. They ally with Lloyd against the Camiseros and then blow up Lloyd and his men, only to be intercepted by a Union troop led by Logan, who is a Union spy. The heroes manage to exterminate the Union men but are stopped by a Confederate troop led by General Sibley, who had suspected Logan but needed proof. The three are given horses and warned not to show themselves in these parts. When Sibley later hands over the gold to the Mexican army in exchange for weapons the three companions, now dressed in ponchos, suddenly drive off with the wagon, pursued by the Mexicans.


  • George Hilton: Steel Downey.
  • Edd Byrnes: Chattanooga Jim.
  • George Martin: Fidel Ramirez.
  • Milo Quesada: Lieutenant Logan.
  • Mónica Randall: Annie.
  • Gérard Herter: Major Lloyd.
  • José Bódalo: Pietro Primero.
  • Gisella Monaldi: Luisa.
  • Carlo Gentili: General Sibley.


Wild East released this alongside Payment in Blood in an out-of-print limited edition R0 NTSC DVD in 2008.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Nando Cicero.
  • Producer(s):
    • Oreste Coltellacci … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Roberto Gianviti … (story).
    • Jaime Jesús Balcázar … (story) (as Jesus Balcazar).
    • Enzo Dell’Aquila … (story) (as Enzo Dell’ Aquila).
    • José Antonio de la Loma … (story) (as José Antonio De La Loma).
    • Roberto Gianviti … (screenplay).
    • Jaime Jesús Balcázar … (screenplay) (as Jesus Balcazar).
    • Enzo Dell’Aquila … (screenplay) (as Enzo Dell’ Aquila).
    • José Antonio de la Loma … (screenplay) (as José Antonio De La Loma).
  • Music:
    • Carlos Pes.
  • Cinematography:
    • Francisco Marín … director of photography.
  • Editor(s):
    • Teresa Alcocer.
    • Renato Cinquini.
  • Production:
    • Colt Produzioni Cinematografiche (A Co-production Italian-Spanish).
    • Medusa Distribuzione (A Co-production Italian-Spanish) (as Medusa Distribuzione Roma).
    • Producciones Cinematográficas Balcazar (A Co-production Italian-Spanish) (as Produciones Cinematograficas Balcazar – Barcellona).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Avis Film (1970) (West Germany) (theatrical).
    • Medusa Distribuzione (1967) (Italy) (theatrical).
    • Compass Film (1967) (World-wide) (all media).
    • Hispamex Films (Spain) (all media).
    • KNM Home Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD).
    • Koch Media (2007) (Germany) (DVD).
  • Release Date: 07 December 1967 (Italy).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 89 minutes.
  • Country: Italy and Spain.
  • Language: English.

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