Friday, May 28, 2010

CUT-THROATS NINE

Condenados a vivir – Spanish title
Todesmarsch der Bestian – German title
Katadikoi me hryses alysides – Greek title
Bronson’s Revenge – U.S.A. title
Cut-Throats Nine – U.S.A. title






A 1970 Spanish production [Triunfo Films S.A. (Madrid)]
Producer: Joaquín Romero Marchent
Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent
Story: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Santiago Moncada
Screenplay: Joaquín Romero Hernández (Joaquín Romero Marchent), Santiago Moncada
Cinematography: Luis Cuadrado (Luis Encinar) [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Carmelo A. Bernaola (Carmelo Alonso Bernaola)
Running time: 90 minutes

Cast:
Sergeant Brown - Robert Hundar (Claudio Undari)
Mrs. Brown - Mabel Karr (Mabel Jaime)
Katy/Cathy Brown - Emma Cohen (Emmanuela Rahola)
Dandy - Alberto Dalbés (Francisco Martinez)
Rata/John “Weasel” McFarland - José Manuel Martín (José Perez)
Ray Brewster - Antonio Iranzo (Antonio Escorihuela)
Dean Marlowe - Manuel Tejada
Comanchero - Ricardo Díaz
Slim - Carlos Romero Marchent
Buddy - Tomas Ares (Tomas Pena)
Dick Patterson/Robertson - Rafael Hernández (Esteban Herrero)
Joe Ferrell - Simón Arriaga
soldier - Lorenzo Robledo
guard - Dan van Husen (Daniel van Husen)
sergeant - Eduardo Calvo (Eduardo Muñoz)
with; Francisco Nieto, Antonio Padilla, Juan Antonio Elices, Emilio Rodríguez


1892: A wagon load of convicts is on its way to the prison at Ft. Green inches its way through the northern mountains, escorted by a cavalry troop. They are suddenly and viciously attacked by a gang of bandits searching for rumored gold somewhere within the convoy. Only Sergeant Brown, his beautiful young daughter Kathy and a chain gang of seven of the most sadistic, murderous men alive survive the assault. Left without horses or a wagon, the sergeant forges ahead to get his prisoners to their destination, all the while protecting his daughter, watching out for the still pursuing bandits and trying to determine which one of the prisoners was the man who murdered his wife. To make matters worse, the criminals discover that the chains binding them together is made of the gold. Their desperate journey plunges our survivors into the furthest extremes of human savagery... choked, stabbed, shot, burned. And eaten.

A remake of this film by director Rodrigo Gudiño is planned for 2011.


Trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7jLM4uHcJM

3 comments:

  1. A Surprisingly well made, and enjoyable movie!
    The hype about the 'gore' put me off initially,
    but the acting and direction are excellent. Moody and dark, yes! But well worth checking out, if you haven't already.

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  2. Almost all of the so-called gore is shown in the trailer. Compared to todays SFX the gore in Cut-Throats Nine is amateurish. The flashback scene, shown several times, is the worst as far as I'm concerned. Also several of the horses in the opening attack must have been hurt or killed which is also very sad.

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