Friday, June 25, 2010

DEAD FOR A DOLLAR

T’ammazzo…raccomandati a Dio – Italian title
Fidarsi è bene, sparare è meglio – Italian title
Pour un dollar je tire – French title
Muerto por un dolar – Spanish title
Django – wo steht Dein Sarg? – German title
I’ll Kill You, and Recommend You to God – U.K. title
Trusting is Good…Shooting is Better – English title
Dead for a Dollar – U.S.A. title

A 1968 Italian production [Denwer Film (Rome)]
Producer: Osvaldo Civirani
Director: Osvaldo Civiriani
Story: Tito Carpi, Osvaldo Civirani, Luciano Gregoretti
Screenplay: Tito Carpi, Osvaldo Civirani, Luciano Gregoretti
Cinematography: Osvaldo Civirani [Eastmancolor, Cromoscope]
Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Running time: 106 minutes

Cast:
Glenn Reno - George Hilton (Jorge Acosta y Lara)
‘The Colonel' - John Ireland
Liz - Sandra Milo (Elena Greco)
‘The Portuguese’ - Piero Vida (Pietro Vida)
Roy Fulton - Gordon Mitchell (Charles Pendleton)
Hartmann - Franco Ressel (Domencio Orobona)
Nick - Dick Palmer (Domenico Palmara)
Higgins - Andrew Scott (Andrea Scotti)
Ralph - Roberto Messina
Bill - Sergio Testori
Ralph's girl - Monica Pardo
doctor - Renato Chiantoni
saloon patron - Franco Gulà (Francesco Gulà), Enzo Andronico (Vincenzo Andronico)
brawler - Artemio Antonini
Sheriff Dawson - Ivan G. Scratuglia (Ivan Giovanni Scratuglia)
Betty - Carla Brait
with; Rosella Bergamonti, Mario de Vico, Rocco Lerro


The Colonel is looking for his two cohorts in crime who have made off with $200,000 from a recent bank robbery the trio performed. He comes across one of them, Roy Fulton who was shot during the robbery, died and is now being buried. This leaves only one, 'The Portuguese', to find. When he locates 'The Portuguese' he finds the funeral of Fulton was a hoax and he knows where he's hiding with the cash. The priest in charge of the funeral was actually Glenn Reno who is now Fulton's partner. The coffin contained the stolen bank money. When Reno returns after the funeral with a doctor for Fulton he finds the outlaw gone and thinks he's been double-crossed. He goes to the graveyard digs up the coffin and finds Fulton's body and the $200,000 missing. The crooked banker arrives in town looking for his split of the stolen funds. A series of double and triple-crosses ensue and in the end a fourth party, Liz ends up with the money and Reno, 'The Colonel' and the 'The Portuguese' in hot pursuit.

4 comments:

  1. I've never seen this one, is it any good? Is it out on dvd?

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  2. In my opinion it's not very good. It's your typical double-cross, who's got the gold now type film. More comedy then drama. Yes it's available on DVD as a double feature with "Cain's Cutthroats". You can get it from Amazon.com

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  3. I've watch this one recently. It's an average movie, but not boring at all.

    Better than other stuff directed by Osvaldo Civirani.

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  4. This movie was extremely terrible, but I loved it. Franco Ressel was the icing on the cake, it wouldn't have been the same without him. George Hilton was terrible too. Hail to terrible movies, they are awesome!

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