Friday, October 30, 2009


Blu gang vissero per sempre felici e ammazzati – Italian title
Blu gang – Italian title
Blu gang – Et ils vecurent longtempte, heureux et…tues – French title
O clã da morte – Brazilian title
Bluen jengi – Finnish title
I epidromi tis agrias symmorias – Greek title
A Vingança dos Irmãos Blue – Portuguese title
Blu gang: Y vivieron para sempre felicesy muertos – Spanish title
Hermanos azules, titre devente – Spanish title
El clan de la muerte – Spanish title
A Few Happy Days of the Brothers Ken – U.K. title
The Short and Happy Days of Brothers Blue – U.K. title
Brothers Blue – U.S.A. Title

A 1971 Italian, French co-production [Felix Film (Rome), PECF (Paris)]
Producer: Franco Rossellini
Director: Marc Meyer (Luigi Bazzoni)
Story: Augusto Caminito
Screenplay: Augusto Caminito, Marco Fenelli
Dialogue: Lewis Cianelli
Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro [Eastmancolor, Panavision]
Music: Tony Renis (Elio Cesari)
Song: “Go Man” sung by Jan Marrow
Running time: 95 minutes

Hillman - Jack Palance (Volodymyr Palahnyuk Jr.)
Johnny Blue - Antonio Falsi
Kane Blue - Guido Mannari
Polly - Tina Aumont (Marie Salomons)
Frank - Maurizio Bonuglia
Jenny - Clara Mutschaewski
Mamma Blue - Maria Michi
Alice - Clara Russell (Carla Wittig)
sheriff - Lee Burton (Guido Lollobrigida)
Donovan - Antonio Gradoli
Teddy Fog - Paul Jabara
with; Giancarlo Terzaroli

The ongoing adventures of the Brother Blue, Cane, Johnny and Frank, in their attempt to rob banks and lead a life of crime. This film attempts to keep pace wth the revisionist American films of its day. It explores the meaning of freedom for the Brothers Blue. To them it means robbing banks, womanizing and killing if necessary to protect their carefree lifestyle. Bazzoni tries to incorporate the buddy film like “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” which is also reflected in the score by Renis. It incorporates violence as in “The Wild Bunch” and it also incorporates interest in new high-powered rifles as in “The Hunting Party” the later two films are reflected in the appearance of Jack Palance as the bounty hunter who is after the rewards on the Blues. What the result is as in “The Wild Bunch is death. The viewer really has no feeling of remorse for the brothers as they do for Butch and Sundance and even the Wild Bunch. These characters are just outlaws who for whatever reason don't want to be a part of society and work for a living they decide to take the easy way out and become robbers and killers. Although the film fails on most level the attempt to change form and keep up with the newest in film making has to be mentioned and respected.

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