Friday, July 31, 2009

BETWEEN GOD, THE DEVIL AND A WINCHESTER

Anche nel West c’era una volta Dio – Italian title
Entre Dios y el diablo – Spanish title
Entre Dios, el diablo y el arma – Spanish title
Een colt en de duivel – Dutch title
Luojan ja paholaisen välissä – Finnish title
Un colt et le diable – French title
Ta Tsakalia tou Rio Bravo – Greek title
Inferno no Oeste - Portuguese title
Den Gode, djävulen och Winchester – Swedish title
I na Zapado je jednom postojao bpg – Yugoslavian title
Even in the West There Was God Once Upon a Time – English title
God Was Once in the West – U.K. title
God Was in the West, Too, at One Time – U.K. title
Between God, the Devil and a Winchester – U.S.A. title

A 1968 Italian, Spanish co-production [Circus Film (Rome), R.M. Films (Madrid)]
Producer: Marino Girolami, Rafael Marina
Director: Dario Silvestri (Marino Girolami)
Story: Tito Carpi, Manuel Martínez Remís, Amedeo Sollazzo
Screenplay: Tito Carpi, Manuel Martínez Remís, Amedeo Sollazzo, Marino Girolami
Cinematography: Pablo Ripoll, Alberto Fusi [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Carlo Savina
Song: ‘Heart of Stone’ sung by Raoul (Ettore Lovecchio)
Running time: 105 minutes

Cast:
Juan Chasquisdo/Jess Guido - Gilbert Roland (Luis de Alonso)
Father Pat Jordan - Richard Harrison
Marco Serraldo - Enio Girolami
Colonel Bob Ford - Folco Lulli
Pedro Batch - Raf Baldassarre (Raffaele Baldassarre)
Marta - Dominique Boschero
Teddy/Tommy - Humberto Sempere
Uncle Pink - Roberto Camardiel (Roberto Escudero)
Zed - Luis Barboo
with; Gonzalo Esquirez, Rocco Lerro, José Luis Lluch, Xan das Bolas (Tomas Pena), Enzo G. Castellari (Enzo Girolami), José Maria Ecenarro, Rafael de la Rosa, José Sacristan (José Turiegano), José Sanchez, Mirella Panfili


The story is based on Robert Luis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”. An old fellow Colonel Bob Ford (Folco Lulli) stays at an inn, a hole indeed, where he hides his treasure map because outlaws are pursuing him. When the bandits arrive at the inn, old Bob tries to escape but he falls off the roof and dies while the bandits set fire to the inn. A young boy Tommy knows where the map is hidden and he tries to get it but he faints from the heat of the fire. A newcomer Pat Jordan (Richard Harrison) saves the boy from the fire and locates the map. Chasquito (Gilbert Roland) plays the main role of the film, he is the veteran tracker and Latin lover, when a rooster crows, Chasquito appears in a cart and kisses at once the lovely Yugoslavian actress Marta (Dominique Boschero), the inn’s waitress. Pat Jordan, disguised as a gunfighter, is in reality a priest and he wants to recover the treasure stolen by the old Colonel from a monastery, so he hires Chasquito as a guide to take the group to Sierra Blanca. Chasquito wants the treasure for himself, but the bandits are also after it. The desired chest is inside a stunning grotto, by a river with waterfalls. Chasquito uses a trap to kill the two groups of bandits: when they are around the opened chest of the treasure, like flies to honey, he shoots and kills them without pity. There is an unexpected and not ethical end, the priest Pat returns to the monastery with only $5,000 in his pocket after advising little Tommy to accompany the rich Chasquito to share the treasure.

You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoSlImztI30

3 comments:

  1. And it's available on a double-bill DVD from Wild East: Volume Five with JOHNNY YUMA.

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  2. Hi, Tom:
    the title "Inferno no Oeste" can't be belgium, it's portuguese for "HELL IN THE WEST", could be the portuguese title, I have no record of this one, or brazilian.
    All the best

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  3. Thanks Antonio, I changed it to Portuguese.

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