Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BALLAD OF A BOUNTY HUNTER

Django… cacciatore di taglie – Italian title
Dos mil dolares por Coyote – Spanish title
Las bruites de la frontera – Spanish title
Django, a Bullet for You – English title
$2,000 for Coyote – U.K. title
Ballad of a Bounty Hunter – U.S.A. title

A 1965 Spanish, U.S.A. co-production [Alesanco P.C. (Madrid), Lacy International
Films (New York)]
Producer: Salvadore Romero, Sidney W. Pink
Director: León Klimovsky (Leon Dulfano), José Elorietta (José de Lacy)
Story: M. Sebastian (Manuel Sebares), Federico de Urrutia
Screenplay: Joseph L. Conrad (Manuel Sebares & Federico de Urrutia)
Cinematography: Paul Ripoli (Pablo Ripoll), Bert Fuchs (Leopoldo Villaseñor) [Technicolor, Supervision]
Music: Warren Jellico (Francisco Morcillo)
Running time: 87 minutes

Cast:
Sam Foster/Django - James Philbrook
Mary Patterson - Nuria Torray (Nuria Resplandi)
Jimmy Patterson - Sam Alston (Simón Trobat)
Sonora - Tom Griffith (Mariano Molina)
Rita - Pearl Cristal (Perla Lijtik)
Ricardo - Joe De Luch (José Lluch)
Lester - De Garibaldi
sheriff - Arthur Gonzalez (Arturo Rodriguez)
Charley Foster - Phil Pink (Phillip Pink)
White Feather - Ralph Calvo (Rafael Muñoz)
with: José Sancho, Victor Shelley, Julio P. Tabernero (Julio Perez Tabernero), Alfonso Rojas (Alfonso Gonzalez), Rafael Vaquero, Jonathan Daly (Jonathon Daly), Antonio Molino (Antonio Rojo), José Miguel Ariza, Guillermo Mendez, Antonio Moreno, Lola Lemos, Rafael F. Rosas


Often confused with another Philbrook film “Fedra West”, although the plots are similar they are two entirely different films. Here a bounty hunter is faced with the task of having to track down the brother of the woman he loves. The Django reference is only bait to lure in the suckers. Philbrook plays a character modeled after his American western films and was a poor man’s Rod Cameron and not much of an actor. He had some screen presence but he didn’t change his style to fit the Spaghetti Western genre and his career soon went into hibernation.

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik3qZfQjJ7k

3 comments:

  1. Biltmore: some sources even thought that it was one of the masked Coyote wsterns.

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  2. IMDb lists Django… cacciatore di taglie and Dos mil dolares por Coyote as two different films starring Philbrook but I don't buy that, never found any proof to support that claim.

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  3. Yes I've often found BALLAD OF A BOUNTY HUNTER and FEDRA WEST listed as the same film. The plots are similar so it is difficult to figure out what titles go with which films. I've seen both films and I use the video/DVDs to come up with the production crews and cast. Foreign titles are a bit more difficult to figure out.

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