Thursday, June 25, 2009

THE BALLAD OF DEATH VALLEY

Sartana nella valle degli avvoltoi – Italian title
Sartana dans la vallée des vautours – French title
Der gefürchtete – German title
Sartana no vale dos abutres - Portuguese title
Sartana en el valle de oro – Spanish title
Balladen om den döda dalen – Swedish title
Sartana in the Valley of the Vultures – English title
Sartana in the Valley of Death – English title
Ballad of Death Valley – English title

A 1970 Italian production [Victor Produzione (Rome)]
Producer: Enzo Boetani
Director: Robert Mauri (Roberto Mauri)
Story: Roberto Mauri
Screenplay: Roberto Mauri
Cinematography: Sandro Mancori (Alessandro Mancori) [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Peter Martell (Augusto Martelli)
Song: “A King for a Day” sung by Augusto Martelli
Running time: 95 minutes

Cast:
Lee Calloway/Sartana - William Berger (Wilhelm Berger)
Jason Craig/Anthony Douglas - Wayde Preston (William Strange)
Juanita - Jolanda Modio
Paco - Allan Collins (Luciano Pigozzi)
Pete Craig/George Douglas - Aldo Berti
Slim Craig/Slim Douglas - Rick Boyd (Federico Boido)
Peter Craig/Peter Douglas - Franco De Rosa
Norton - Franco Ressel (Domenico Orobano)
Clementine/Esther - Pamela Tudor (Pamela Eddy)
Carmencita - Josiane Marie Tanzilli
saloon singer - Betsy Bell
with; Carlo Giordana, Claudio Aponte, Gaetano Imbró, Bruno Arié, Bruno Ukmar


Gunfighter Lee Calloway (William Berger), agrees to help three outlaws break out of jail in exchange for half of their stolen gold. Calloway carries through with his end of the bargain, but the outlaws betray him and leave him in the desert to die. After wandering for days, Calloway is rescued by Esther (Jolanda Modio), who nurses him back to health only to trick him as well in order to collect the reward on his head.

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FosT-A1Tec

3 comments:

  1. Tom, are you sure about the 102 min. running time? Back cover of Italian Centauro Video VHS says it runs 105 minutes but actually the film on the tape is just 94 minutes 40 seconds.

    C'Est La Vie DVD is 78 minutes 50 seconds. Dutch Sunrise Tapes version is something between 80 and 90 minutes, I don't remember. Even with heavy cuts, C'Est La Vie DVD has scenes that are not in the Sunrise Tapes release. Quite a mess.

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  2. Smjango - you are probably correct. Someone may have taken the time which included previews, ads etc. I know when watching the film it didn't seem to be that long. Let's go with the Centauro Video and make it 95 minutes.

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  3. Portuguese title:
    SARTANA NO VALE DOS ABUTRES

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