Monday, August 24, 2009

BLACK KILLER

Black Killer – Italian title
O Assassino Cruel – Brazilian title
Black Jack - Portuguese title
Black Killer – English title

A 1971 Italian production [Kamr Film (Naples), Virginia Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Oscar Farradine (Oscar Santaniello)
Director: Lucky Moore (Carlo Croccolo)
Story: Charlie Foster (Carlo Veo), Luigi Angelo
Screenplay: Charlie Foster (Carlo Veo), Luigi Angelo
Cinematography: Franco Villa [Eastmancolor, Cinemascope]
Music: Daniele Patucchi
Running time: 95 minutes

Cast:
James/ThomasWebb - Klaus Kinski (Nikolaus Nakaszynski)
Bud/Burt Collins – Fred Robsham (Fredrik Robsahm)
Peter Collins - Jerry Ross (Gerardo Rossi)
Sarah Collins - Marina Mulligan (Marina Malfatti)
Consuela - Tizinia Dini
Judge Wilson - Dan May (Dante Maggio)
Ramon O’Hara - Antonio Cantafora
Miguel O’Hara - Paul Crain (Enzo Pulcrano)
Paco O’Hara - Ted Jones (Calogero Caruana)
Deputy Fred - Lucky Moore (Carlo Croccolo)
Slide O’Hara - Dick Foster (Vincenzo Maggio)
Ryan O’Hara - Robert Danish (Roberto Danesi)
with; Claudio Trionfi

Tombstone is dominated by the Mexican O’Hara Brothers and their vicious gang of henchmen. They run the town with an iron fist, manage the local tavern, and sexually harass the barmaid, Consuela, at every opportunity. Sheriffs last about a day, and the O'Hara’s dispatch the new sheriff in short order by blowing up his office, shooting him repeatedly, stringing him up in the center of town, and sticking the wanted poster of Pedro O'Hara to his chest with a variety of knives. A Federal agent sent to investigate doesn’t even make it as far as the town’s border. Life is difficult enough for the local judge, who has to keep finding replacements for the sheriff when a mysterious man in black arrives in town. Claiming to be a lawyer named James Webb he carries a large array of law books and takes up residence in the hotel. He seeks out the judge and carries out some strange conversations. He seems to be interested in some land that the O’Hara brothers, have stolen. Not long afterwards the O’Hara brothers kill the sheriff and Webb retaliates by killing a couple of their henchmen by using pistols hidden away in his law books which are activated by book marks tied to strings attached to the triggers of the guns. Then another stranger arrives in town named Burt Collins. It seems Collins has come to Tombstone to visit his brother Peter who lives on a small ranch on the outskirts of town with his Indian wife. Burt spends the night at Peter’s house which is attacked by the O’Hara brothers who kill Peter and rape his wife Sarah. Burt tries to help but is beaten mercilessly and left for dead. After recovering he and Sarah head for the O’Hara ranch for revenge. In the end it is revealed that Webb was sent as an undercover agent to help clean-up the O’Hara brothers and restore law and order to Tombstone.


You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUgWcj_vhR4



Marina Mulligan has been credited as an alias for Marina Malfatti in several publications. Recently this has been challenged on several boards and websites. Posters have stated Mulligan is really Marisa Rabissi who is/was Carlo Croccolo’s wife. Compare the photo of Marina Malfatti and the photo of Marina Mulligan and you will see they are the same actress with only the black wig being added to make her look like an Indian.

6 comments:

  1. Portuguese title:
    O ASSASSINO NEGRO

    The portuguese title of BLACK JACK with Robert Woods it's the same, BLACK JACK

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  2. Tom, Fred ROBSAHM is a Norwegian actor (see his wikipedia-article). In contrary to what the English wikipedia article is saying, I was not able to find any "Gazzara" proof.

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  3. Fatman - You and Biltmore seem to know much more about Fred Robsham and Victoriano Gazzara. Would one of you be kind enough to e-mail me what you know of the two and what films and aliases each may have used. I'd like to clear this up and correct my files. Thanking both of you in advance for anything you can provide.

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  4. Thanks for the e-mail and the information Fatman. It is much appreciated.

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  5. A lot of stock footage from BOUNTY KILLER FOR TRINITY in BK, or maybe vice versa.

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