One Step to Hell


1969

Film Details

Also Known As
Caccia ai violenti, King of Africa, Rey de Africa
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 28 Jun 1969
Production Company
Copercines; Harris Associates; Metheus Film
Distribution Company
World Entertainment Corp.
Country
United States

Synopsis

In 1905 King Edwards, a police officer in South Africa, pursues three sadistic killers who have escaped en route to jail. Col. Albert Vinton, a prospector, is tortured to death by the fugitives in an attempt to locate his gold mine. Through Dr. Hamilton, a missionary, King learns the direction in which the killers are headed. He finds one of the men and learns that Vinton's wife, Deborah, is unwittingly leading the other escapees to the mine. Upon arriving in the coastal region, King visits a bar and learns the whereabouts of Baker, the man who is arranging the transportation of the gold out of the country. A gang of men paid by the fugitives ambush King, but he is rescued by Ann Peterson, a saloon girl who is later tortured to death for her interference. Meanwhile, King trails the killers to the mine, rescues Deborah, and eliminates the remaining prisoners in an explosion during the gunfight.

Film Details

Also Known As
Caccia ai violenti, King of Africa, Rey de Africa
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 28 Jun 1969
Production Company
Copercines; Harris Associates; Metheus Film
Distribution Company
World Entertainment Corp.
Country
United States

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Location scenes filmed in South Africa and Spain. Working title: King of Africa. Opened in Madrid in April 1968 as Rey de Africa; running time: 98 min; released in Italy as Caccia ai violenti. Anglicized names include: Alan Collins (Luciano Pigozzi), George Rigaud (Jorge Rigaud), Michael Castillo (Miguel del Castillo), and John Anthony Mayans (Antonio Mayans).