Saturday, August 28, 2010


El desperado – Italian title
Django – ulven fra Texas – Danish title
El desperado – French title
Massacre et le sang – French title
La boue…le massacre…et la mort – French title
Hallelujah Escondido – German title
Die in Staub verrecken – German title
Texas desperados – Greek title
Escondido – Spanish title
The Big Rip-Off – English title
King of the West – English title
The Dirty Outlaws – U.S.A. title

A 1967 Italian production [Daiano Film, Leone Film (Rome)]
Producers: Ugo Guerra, Franco Rossetti
Director: Franco Rossetti, Elio Scardamaglia
Story: Ugo Guerra, Franco Rossetti, Elio Scardamaglia
Screenplay: Ugo Guerra, Franco Rossetti, Vincenzo Cerami
Cinematography: Angelo Filippini [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Gianni Ferrio
Song: “The Desperado” sung by John Balfour
Running time: 103 minutes

Steve/”El Desperado” Blassco - Chip Corman (Andrea Giordana)
Katy/Cathy - Rosemary Dexter (Rosemarie Dexter)
Lucy - Dana Ghia (Felicita Ghia)
Asher - Franco Giornelli
Sam Flannigan - Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Bill Flannigan - Antonio Cantafora
Jonathan/Gionata - Aldo Berti
Wallace - John Bartha (János Barta)
Rico - Giovanni Petrucci
Bill - Antonio Cantafora
Togo - Andrea Scotti
Jim - Dino Strano
One-armed Confederate soldier - Giuseppe Castellano
soldier - Elio Angelluci
piano player - Osiride Pevarello
with; Pino Polidori (Giuseppe Polidori), Giorgio Gruden, Sandro Serafini (Claudio Serafini), Claudio Trionfi, G. Luigi Crescenzi (Gian Luigi Crescenzi), Giuseppe Palidori, Enzo Siniscalchi

Steve 'El Desperado' Blasco is asked by a dying Confederate soldier, Bill Flannigan to visit his blind father Sam, and tell him of his fate. Sam Flannigan is the only resident of a town called Overton. Blasco is given a pistol old Sam made by hand which will verify Steve's intentions. Steve has other ideas and dresses in the soldier's clothes and decides to steal the money the soldier has been sending to Sam in order for them to buy a ranch after the war is over. Blasco convinces Flannigan that he is his son and gains the old man and his caretaker's Katys confidence. Everything goes well until a gang of outlaws ride into town. They are there to rob a Confederate payroll wagon and among the gang is Steve's ex-girlfriend. Steve has developed an affection for Sam and Katy and does everything in his power to defend them.

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  1. Never one of my favorites, but the Wild East DVD with it's quality widescreen presentation made it a lot more enjoyable.