Friday, April 30, 2010

Guess Who I Am


I'm a Croatian actor who appeared in 5 Euro-westerns. Guess who I am.

I appeared in 4 Karl May-Winnetou films as a supporting actor. Guess who I am.

I'm referred to as "The Prairie Poet". Guess who I am.

No winner this week. The actor is Mirko Boman.

Cowboy Story

Cowboy Story – Italian title
Cowboy Story – English title

A 1953 Italian production [AGIS (Rome)]
Producer: ?
Director: Peppo Sacchi
Screenplay: Ernesto Gastaldi
Cinematography: ? [black & white]
Music: ?
Running time: ?

Cast: ?

Story: A ranger battles a gang of outlaws.

Happy 65th Birthday Dan van Husen

Dan van Husen was born on April 30 1945 in Gummersbach, Germany. Dan has one of the most recognizable faces in film. His first film was “Il bastardi” (1968). Since then he has appeared in over 125 films and television appearances. Among his films were 24 Euro-westerns among which among them were “El Condor”, “Cannon for Cordoba” both 1970 “Catlow”, “Captain Apache” “Bad Man's River” all in 1971, “Cut-Throats Nine” (1972) and “Spaghetti Western” (1976). Dan became good friends with Lee Van Cleef and during Dan's recent visit to Los Angeles I was able to visit with him at Lee's gravesite. Dan lives in England today and is still acting in European films. Today we celebrate Dan van Husen's 65th birthday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Who Are Those Guys? - Cuneyt Arkin


He was born Fahrettin Cüreklibatır on September 7, 1937 in Gökçeoğlu, Turkey. He attended medical school and received a degree in medicine. He became a martial arts master and appeared in over 245 films as Cüneyt Arkın. He's also a producer, director, screenwriter and television actor. His films exported outside of Turkey bill him as George Arkin. His most famous films are historical dramas about the Ottoman Empire and political flms of the late 1970s. Arkin's most famous role is in “Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam” (aka “The Man Who Saves the World” aka “The Turkish Star Wars”). This low-budget Turkish film actually uses scenes taken from the original “Star Wars” movie. Arkin appeared in several during his career but only one Euro-western: “Yumurcak Küçük Kovboy” (aka “Cowboy Kid”). Cüneyt Arkin continues to make films today.


ARKIN, George (aka Joeph Arkim, Cuneyt Arkin, George Arkin, Joseph Arkin, Steve Arkin, George Arkins, Ozgur Uzum) (Fahrettin Cureklibatir) [9/7/1937, Gökçeoğlu, Alpu, Turkey - ] – producer, director, screenwriter, TV actor.
Cowboy Kid – 1972 (Keskin)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

RIP Furio Scarpelli

Screenwriter of Classic Italian Comedies Dies

Italian screenwriter Scarpelli, father of Italian-style comedies, is dead at 90.

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter Furio Scarpelli, who co-wrote "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and other classics of Italian cinema, has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 90. Scarpelli died in his home in Rome shortly after midnight, his son, Matteo Scarpelli, told The Associated Press. He had long suffered heart problems.

During a decades-long, prolific partnership with Age, Scarpelli co-wrote some of Italy's finest postwar movies, including "Big Deal on Madonna Street." Their sense of humor and an unforgiving display of the vices of Italian people became the pair's trademark, and made for memorable roles and lines for actors such as Marcello Mastroianni and Vittorio Gassman.

Age, whose real name was Agenore Incrocci, died in 2005.

The pair's "Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo" ("The Good, the Bad and the Ugly") is a spaghetti-western classic directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. Age and Scarpelli received two Oscar nominations for best screenwriting in the 1960s. Scarpelli also received another nomination for "Il Postino" ("The Postman") in 1996.

Scarpelli is survived by his wife and two sons. A funeral will be held Friday in Rome, his son said.

Spaghetti Eats

How Good, Bad and Ugly Are You?

Now open in Amarillo, Texas, a new concept in dining that brings the American Cowboy together with Gourmet Italian Ice Cream. What better way to do it but in a Spaghetti Western cinematic form?

Cowboy Gelato will bring a new form of excitement to the Old Historic Route 66 track through Amarillo. Offering stuffed hamburgers, pork loin sandwiches, BBQ pork sandwiches and other Cowboy favorites along side a wide variety of Gelato and Sorbet all made fresh daily. The Cinematic decore of the Spaghetti Westerns top off the experience that is soon to be a family


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Amarillo,TX 79106
Call: 806-376-5286

Website link: http://www.cowboygelato.com/

The Cowboy Millionaire

Der Cowboy-Milliardär – German title
The Cowboy Millionaire – English title

A 1920 German production [Stöckel-Film GmbH (Munich)]
Producer: Joe Stöckel (Josef Stöckel)
Director: Joe Stöckel (Josef Stöckel)
Screenplay: ?
Cinematography: Georg Schubert [black & white]
Running time: 1714 meters

Story: ?

Cast:
Joe Stöckel (Josef Stöckel)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spaghetti Western Locations


In “For a Few Dollars More” The Man with No Name returns from his assignment in Santa Cruz to divert the posse from El Paso and meets Colonel Mortimer at a pyramid shaped hill. Mortimer convinces The Man with No Name to continue tagging along with El Indio and shoots him in the neck in order to convince El Indio he did his part during the attempted robbery. This 'cut hill' is located behind the zoo at Mini Hollywood. You'll drive past the parking lot for the zoo and through a small wooded area (another location which we'll cover at a later date). On your left you'll see a dirt road with a chain across it. This road leads up into the Sierra Alhamilla and you'll have to walk up this road for quite a while around several switchbacks until you come to the location where Van Cleef and Eastwood meet.



For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garringo” Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ennio Morricone concert review



Howard Hughes offers his appraisal of Ennio Morricone's recent concert given at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 10th.

http://www.ibtauris.com/howardhughes10.asp?TAG=&CID

Cowboy Mad

Cowboy Mad – English title

A 1912 British production [Precision Films (London)]
Producer: ?
Directors: ?
Screenplay: Fred Evans (Alfred Evans), Joe Evans (Joseph Evans)
Cinematography: ? [black & white]
Running time: 520 feet

Story: ?

Cast:
Charlie Smiler - Fred Evans (Alfred Evans)
Raffles - Joe Evans (Joseph Evans)

Remembering Konrad Petzold

Konrad Petzold was born the youngest of six children on April 26, 1930 in Radebeul, Germany. After World War II he organized a youth theater in Radebeul. He then passed the entrance exam and was admitted to DEFA Studios in 1949 and attended drama school until 1951. He acted in small stage roles at this time and passed his final exams. He then attended FAMU film school in Prague, Czechoslovakia. During this time Konrad became an assistant director on several DEFA films. In 1956 he directed the childrens film “Die Fahrt nach Bamsdorf”. He then earned recognition for his childrens film “Der Moorhound”. After several more childrens films he directed four Indianer films featuring actor Gojko Mitic including: “White Wolves” and “Fatal Error” both 1969, “Osceola” (1974) and “The Scout” (1982) for which he also wrote the screenplay. He also directed the Jack London Alaskan western “Kit & Co” (1974) starring Dean Reed. Petzold then drifted into directing television shows. Petzold died on November 12, 1999 in Kleinmachnow, Germany. Today we celebrate Konrad Petzold on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy 70th Birthday Marina Malfatti

Marina Malfatti was born on April 25, 1940 in Florence, Italy. At 17 she enrolled at the Cours de'Art Dramatique in Paris. She returned to Italy after receiving a scholarship at The Experimental Center of Cinematography. Marina then entered the theater with small supporting roles. She was discovered by Arnoldo Foa. Malfatti entered films in 1974 with a part in “Malombra” directed by Diego Fabbri. She gained great popularity and spent her time between stage, film and television. Since the 1980s Marina's concentrated on acting in theater productions. In 1990 she began a partnership with Louis Squarzina and they have produced several plays by Pirandello, Shaw, Goldini and Cocteau. Marina has appeared in four Euro-westerns: “Savage Guns” (1971), “”The Return of Clint the Stranger” (1972), “The Son of Zorro” (1973) and as Marissa Malfatti “Pancho Villa” (1971). Today we celebrate Marina Malfatti's 70th birthday.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

COWBOY KID

Küçük Kovboy – Turkish title
Yumurcak Küçük Kovboy – Turkish title
Little Cowboy – Italian title
Cowboy Kid – English title

A 1972 Turkish, Italian co-production [Erler Film (Istanbul), Cinecitta (Rome)]
Producer: Türker Inanoglu
Director: Guido Zurli
Story: Fuat Ozlüer, Erdogan Tunas, Arpad De Riso
Screenplay: Guido Zurli Gianfranco Pisano, Arpad De Riso
Cinematography: Çetin Gürtop [color]
Music: various
Running time: 85 minutes

Cast:
Yumurcak/Ricky “Cowboy Kid” Callaghan - Ilker Inanoglu
Keskin - George Arkin (Fahrettin Cureklibatur)
Maureen - Pascale Petit (Anne-Marie Petit)
Monty Donovan - Alan Steel (Sergio Ciani)
Kathya - Erol Tas
Mrs. Callaghan - Evelyn Stewart (Ida Galli)
Yolcu – Zaki Alpan
with; Sohban Kologlu, Feridun Cölgecen, Süheyl Egriboz, Ihsan Gedik, Tevfik Sen, Kudret Karadag, Oktar Durukan, Remziye Firtina


Yumurcak lives in a village in the Wild West. On his way from school, he is kidnapped by the bandit Demirbilek and his gang. They ask his mom, Maureen for ransom money. Maureen seeks help and finds Keskin. Keskin is a very sharp shooter, yet since he has caused the death of a child many years ago, he has been inactive for years. One of Maureen's laborers in the farm is Demirbilek's spy, so he tells him about Keskin. As a result of that, Keskin is kidnapped. Maureen mortgages her house for the ransom money. When Maureen goes to Demirbilek, to present the ransom money, he sees his laborer from the farm and understands that he is a gang member as well. They capture her as well. In the meantime Keskin and Yumurcak untie themselves and save Maureen, Keskin kills Demirbilek. Yumurcak is happy to be with his mother again.


Trailer link: http://www.vidoemo.com/yvideo.php?i=UF9DbXFqcWuRpN3BaQ2c&kk-kovboy-1973-cneyt-arkan-alker-ananoalu-9-9=

Friday, April 23, 2010

Guess Who I Am



I was a Bond girl who acted in one Euro-western. Guess who I am.

Bill Connolly guessed correctly it's Honor (Pussy Galore) Blackman from Shalako.

Happy 75th Birthday Franco Citti

Franco Citti was born on April 23, 1938 in Rome, Italy. He became well known to the film world after his appearance in Pasolini's films “Accattone” (1961) and “Oedipus Rex” (1967). For American viewers he's known for his role as Calo in “The Godfather” parts I and III. Citti appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Kill and Pray” (1967) and “Kill Them All and Come Back Alone” (1968). Today we celebrate Franco Citti's 75th birthday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

Age no handicap for Tuco

Sheri Linden
LOS ANGELES

When he was well into his 80s, Eli Wallach told an interviewer that he feared directors would consider his age a handicap. He needn't have worried.

At 94, the prolific character actor is on the big screen in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" and recently completed work on Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel.

Plenty of things have changed in the half-century since Wallach began his film career, but his enthusiasm for acting and the high regard in which the industry holds him aren't among them.

"It's what I wanted to do all my life," Wallach said of his work on a recent morning from his native New York.

Even as the retirement-resistant performer anticipates new roles, he welcomes the chance to indulge in cinema nostalgia.

As a featured guest of the inaugural TCM Classic Film Festival, which runs April 22-25 in Los Angeles, Wallach will introduce a screening of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," the 1966 spaghetti Western that for many fans defines the genre. It also inspired the title of his 2005 autobiography, "The Good, the Bad, and Me."

Wallach recalled that on the Spanish locations of Sergio Leone's Civil War action-adventure, co-star Clint Eastwood, already a Leone regular, gave him a bit of advice. "Clint said to me, 'Don't be a showoff.'"
Without showing off, Wallach steals scenes with his indelible turn as bandit Tuco - the "Ugly" of the title - which Quentin Tarantino has cited as one of the three greatest comic performances in cinema history.

It's also emblematic of the devious schemers, both deadly and endearing, that Wallach often played. "I don't know how I got these guys," he said of the vast assortment of gun-slinging, sword-wielding villains and ethnic characters on his resume, all of them a far cry from his Brooklyn roots. "I didn't play a Jewish man for years."

PROLIFIC CAREER, FEW REGRETS

His best-known roles in the early years of his career included Sicilians -- in his Tony-winning turn in "The Rose Tattoo" and in his first movie, the controversial "Baby Doll" -- an Okinawan in the long-running play "The Teahouse of the August Moon" and Mexican bandits in "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," which will receive its festival showcase on Sunday at Grauman's Chinese Theater.

Wallach plans to extend the relationship with TCM with an on-air stint. "I have a deep salute for Turner Classic Movies," the World War II veteran said, noting that he and actress Anne Jackson, his wife of 62 years, enjoy watching the channel.
In June, he'll tape a guest programer segment with TCM host Robert Osborne, choosing four of his favorite films. He has yet to narrow down his selections.

But Wallach, who as a struggling actor spent a good portion of his between-auditions hours watching French films in Manhattan's art-house cinemas, said that one of his picks will probably star Jean-Paul Belmondo. To Wallach's disappointment, years ago he pulled out of a project with the French actor because of a scheduling conflict.
That's one of the few regrets in a career of remarkable longevity. On stage, television and in film, Wallach has collaborated with some of the leading creative figures of his time, beginning with writer Tennessee Williams and director Elia Kazan.

He still travels the world to work for prominent filmmakers, most recently to play a small but crucial role in Polanski's Germany-shot "Ghost Writer."

But for the upcoming "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," he stayed closer to home. In the New York-set film, which premieres next month at the Cannes festival and opens in September, Wallach plays a man who experienced the stock market crash of 1929.
"The young ones say to me, 'What do you think?' And I say, 'Well, 1929 was tough, but what's happening now is even worse. You're going to go through terrible things.'"
As a charter member of New York's legendary Actors Studio -- which also nurtured such talents as Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Maureen Stapleton -- Wallach is well-versed in character-defining improvisational skills. He recalled a particular moment on the "Wall Street" set when they came in handy.

"At one point, I forgot a line," Wallach said. He improvised a bit of dialogue and added another unscripted commentary: a whistle. After demonstrating the clear, rising note, Wallach added with a laugh, "And Oliver Stone said, 'Please keep on whistling.'"

A Cowboy in Paris

Un cow-boy a Paris – French title
A Cowboy in Paris – English title

A 1908 French production
Producer: ?
Director: Joë Hamman (Jean Hamman)
Story: ?
Screenplay: ?
Cinematography: ? [black & white]
Running time: ?

Story: ?

Cast:
Joë Hamman (Jean Hamman)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Director Tinto Brass hospitalized

By Rhett Pardon
Mon, Apr 19 2010 01:30pm PDT

ROME — Italian film director Tinto Brass is in stable condition after being admitted to a hospital in northern Italy with a brain hemorrhage.

Brass, who directed the Spaghetti western film "Yankee" among others. Earlier this year, Brass said he plans on producing a feature-length 3D adult film, one he speculated as a "Caligula" remake.

Brass said he planned on shooting the feature as early as May, but those plans may be on hold.

He is recovering in the intensive care unit of the neurological ward of San Bortolo hospital in Vicenza. "My father is lucid," said Brass' son, Bonifacio. "My sister and I talked to him and he responded."

Throughout his career, the 77-year-old director created many avant-garde films, but he is mostly known for his erotic features “Salon Kitty,” “The Key,” “Senso '45” and, of course, “Caligula,” which was released in 1979.

Remembering Anthony Quinn

Born Anthony Rudolph Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Quinn and his family left Mexico for the United States shortly after his birth and eventually settled in Los Angeles, California. His father died when he was only nine years old. Quinn then quit school and worked odd jobs to help support his family.

In 1936, Quinn made the leap into the acting profession. That year he had a role in the play “Clean Beds” (1936) with Mae West and appeared in the film “Parole!” (1936). This opened the door to other film roles, often playing the part of the villain.
Quinn made some of his finest films in the 1950s and 1960s. He played Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in “Viva Zapata” (1952), a performance that won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Quinn received that same honor again in 1956 for his portrayal of the painter Paul Gauguin in “Lust for Life” with Kirk Douglas. He was also nominated for Best Actor in 1957 for “Wild Is the Wind” and in 1964 for “Zorba the Greek”. Quinn achieved box-office success with starring roles in “The Guns of Navarone” (1961) with Gregory Peck and David Niven and “Laurence of Arabia” (1962) with Peter O'Toole. He appeared in two Euro-westerns “Guns for San Sebastian” (1967) and “Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears” (1972).

During the course of his career, Quinn appeared in more than 200 films. In his later years, he took on fewer acting roles and pursued his interest in art by painting, sculpting, and designing jewelry. Married three times, Quinn is said to have fathered 13 children. He died of respiratory failure on June 3, 2001, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Today we remember Anthony Quinn on what would have been his 95th birthday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Le cow-boy John cherche un engagement au music-hall

Le cow-boy John cherche un engagement au music-hall – French title

A 1913 French production [Pathé Freres, Modern Pictures (Paris)]
Producer: ?
Director: Alfred Machin
Story: ?
Screenplay: ?
Cinematography: ? [black & white]
Running time: 135 meters

Story: ?

Cast:
John - Paul Sablon

Happy 70th Birthday Susy Andersen

Italian actress Susy Andersen whose real name is Maria Antonietta Golgi, had only a short six year career in films where she appeared in a dozen or so features, but her striking good looks made her a star to quite a few film fans. In 1969 she suddenly left films and disappeared. Susy was also a model during her acting career and appeared on the magazine covers of “Tempo” in 1965. She appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Two Violent Men” (1964) and "15 Scaffolds for a Killer" (1968). Today we wish Susy Andersen a happy 70th birthday.

Happy 75th Birthday Mario Camus

Mario Camus Garcia was born on April 20, 1935 in Santander, Spain. He studied law and then cinema at Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía in 1956 graduating in 1962. He belongs to the Golden Age of Spanish directors including Carlos Saura, José Borau and Manuel Summers. He is recognized for his talent of bringing literary works to the screen. He's most famous for two of his films “La Colmena” (The Beehive) (1982) and “Los Santos Inocentes” (The Holy Innocents) (1983). Carlos has also lead a busy life in television. Mario Camus has been involved in three Euro-westerns: “Lament for a Bandit” (1963) as a screenwriter. “Trinity Sees Red” (1970) and “The Return of the Coyote” (1997) as both director and screenwriter. Today we celebrate Mario Camus' 75th birthday.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New CD Release


Kid il monello del West (Kid Terror of the West
Composer: Enrico Simonetti
Label: Digit Movies #CDDM162
Country: Italy
Tracks: 19 Stereo
Available: April 16, 2010

Track listing:
1. LA BANDA DEL WEST (Main Titles - choir) 2:07
2. BLACK JACK 1:41
3. LA BANDA DEL WEST (Charleston) 2:18
4. KID IL MONELLO DEL WEST 1:27
5. LA BANDA DEL WEST (Charleston 2) 2:17
6. BLACK JACK (reprise 2) 1:51
7. LA BANDA DEL WEST (saloon ) 2:38
8. BLACK JACK (reprise 3) 2:01
9. LA BANDA DEL WEST (harpsichord) 1:53
10. KID IL MONELLO DEL WEST (love theme) 1:47
11. LA BANDA DEL WEST (Saloon 2) 1:43
12. LA BANDA DEL WEST (reprise - choir)1:45
13. BLACK JACK ( reprise 4) 1:37
14. LA BANDA DEL WEST (Charleston 3) 2:16
15. LA BANDA DEL WEST (Saloon 3) 2:23
16. LA BANDA DEL WEST (Charleston 4) 1:21
17. LA BANDA DEL WEST (lullaby reprise) 2:20
18. BLACK JACK ( reprise 5) 2:47
19. LA BANDA DEL WEST ( reprise 2- choir) 1:45
Total Duration: 37:57

Remembering Guido Celano

Guido Celano was born into a noble family on April 19, 1905,in Francavilla a Mare, Italy. He studied acting while focusing on a theatrical career. He first appeared in the film “La scala” (1931) directed by Gennaro Righelli Under such aliases as Guy W. Celon, Guy Ceylon and William First he produced, directed, wrote screenplays and acted in over 125 films. He appeared in four Euro-westerns: “The Sign of Zorro” (1963), “The Hills Run Red” (1966) and along with acting, he produced and directed “The Cold Killer” (1966) and “Gun Shy Piluk” (1968), the last which he also wrote. He was married to actress Tina Xeo [1902-1992] from 1935-1988. They had five children. Guido died of peritonitis at the age of 84 on March 7, 1988 in Rome. Today we remember Guido Celano on what would have been his 105th birthday.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Book Re-issue

Once upon a time in the west, Clint Eastwood earned himself a fistful of dollars - and instant stardom - when his 'Man With No Name' rode into town. In the mid-sixties Eastwood's Dollars trilogy with director Sergio Leone - “A Fistful of Dollars”, “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” - gunned down all opposition at the world box office and created a visceral new brand of anti-Western, dubbed 'Spaghetti Westerns' by critics bemused by the films' popularity. Spaghetti Westerns' cynical morality tales of revenge, betrayal and mercenary avarice were filmed in the desert badlands of Almeria, Southern Spain. Eastwood's immortal 'Man With No Name' is the enduring symbol of the genre, but Leone and Eastwood weren't the first, nor the most prolific filmmakers to make Spaghetti Westerns, and this Kamera Guide reviews the best of a wild bunch, including cult classics “Django”, “The Big Gundown”, They Call Me Trinity” and “NavajoJoe”.

Spaghetti Westerns analyzes the genre, from the most famous offerings - “Once Upon a Time in the West” and the Dollars trilogy - to offbeat fare, such as “Cemetery Without Crosses” and “Django Kill”. It charts the Spaghetti Western careers of Lee Van Cleef, Terence Hill and Klaus Kinski as they rode to international stardom. Maestro Ennio Morricone's groundbreaking Western scores are also appraised. In addition to an introduction to the genre, 34 of the best Spaghetti Westerns are analyzed in detail, illustrated with color posters and stills. There is also a multi-media reference section, listing essential books, websites, DVD releases and soundtracks.

This is a book for the new fan of the genre and also gives a lot of pleasure for the die hard long time fan of these films. It covers the films in basic terms and gives an introduction to the best and most well known of the Spaghetti Westerns. This is a revised edition of the original book Howard did and he's added a section for additional reading, DVD releases, CDs and even websites. Howard's easy to read style covers more than just the films listed and he references and develops into the chapters most of the films of Euro-western. This is a must have book for your library and since it has such a low cost why not give one as a gift this year to a friend or relative.

The Adventures of an American Cowboy

Cow-boy et peaux rouges – French title
The Adventures of an American Cowboy – English title

A 1907 French production [Pathe (Paris)]
Producer: ?
Director: ?
Story: ?
Screenplay: ?
Cinematography: ? [black & white]
Running time: ?

Story: ?

Cast: ?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New CD Release


Sfida a Rio Bravo (Gunman of the Rio Grande)
Composer: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Label: GDM #GDMCLUB7081
Country: Italy
Tracks: 25 (23 Mono, 2 Stereo)
Available: March 30, 2010

Track Listing
1.Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 01 - Titoli
2. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 02
3. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 03
4. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 04
5. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 05
6. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 06
7. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 07
8. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 08
9. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 09
10. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 10
11. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 11
12. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 12
13. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 13
14. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 14
15. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 15
16. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 16
17. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 17
18. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 18
19. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 19
20. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 20
21. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 21
22. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 22
23. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 23 - Finale
Bonus tracks
24. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 16 - Stereo mix
25. Sfida a Io Bravo Seq. 01 - Titoli stereo mix
Total duration: 45:46

Happy 80th Birthday Venantino Venantini


Enrico Venantino Venantini was born on April 17, 1930 in Fabriano, Italy. This great character actor has appeared in both Italian and French films since his first film “Un giorno in pretura” in 1954 to “Museum of Wonders” in 2010. In all over 160 films and TV appearances. He is the father of actor Luca Venantini [1970- ]. During his long career Venantino appeared in three Euro-westerns: “Bandidos” (1967) as Billy Kane, “Hate is My God” (1969) and “Apache Woman” (1976). Today we celebrate Venantino Venantini's 80th birthday.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Guess Who I Am?


I'm an actor from Argentina who appeared in 3 Euro-westerns all in 1969. Guess who I am.

Rex Lee guessed correctly it is Alberto De Mendoza.

Rememberng Augusto Tiezzi

Augusto Ferrer Tiezzi was born on April 16, 1910 in Castagneto, Italy. He began his work as a camerman on 1935's “100 Days of Napoleon” and continued to working as a cinematographer until his last film on 1969's “Tarzana, the Wild Woman”. Over this period of time he filmed over 70 motion pictures. Among them were two Euo-westerns “The Lost Treasure of the Aztecs” (1964) and “Zorro, the Marquis of Navarra: (1969). Augusto died on October 19, 1990 in Rome, Italy. Today we remember Augusto Tiezzi on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Cowboy Clem

Cowboy Clem – English title

A 1915 British production [Transatlantic (London)]
Producer: ?
Director: Bert Haldane (Alfred Simpson)
Story: ?
Screenplay: ?
Cinematography: ? [Black & White]
Running time: 744 ft.

Story: ?

Cast:
Clem - Will Page
Mary Brown - Clara Cooper
with: Harry Daniels

Happy 80th Birthday Milo Quesada

Raúl García Alonso was born on April 16, 1930 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started acting under the name Paul Garcia and then the stage name Milo Quesada. His first film was “Crisol de hombres” (1954). He moved to Spain in the late 1950s and found work in films as a character actor. During the Spaghetti Western craze he appeared in 10 Euro-westerns. He's probably best remembered for his role as Bill Templer in “Django Kill” (1966) with Tomas Milian. Other westerns include “Django Does Not Forgive” (1966), “A Few Bullets More” (1967) “The Mercenary” (1968) and “Captain Apache” (1970). Quesada's last noted appearance was in the 1994 televsion film “ La mujer de tu vida 2: La mujer cualquiera”. Today we celebrate Milo Quesada's 80th birthday.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RIP Raimondo Vianello

Raimondo Vianello who was a familiar face and a reassuring presence to all Italians passed away in Milan today at the age of 87. Vianello was born on May 7, 1922 in Rome and was a part of the history of Italian films and television. He appeared in 79 films between 1947 and 1968. His irony and wit were his key ingredients to any film he was in. He was usually teamed with an other comedian such as Walter Chiarri or Lando Buzzanca. He was married to actress Sandra Mondaini and there marriage was one of the strongest of Italian film couples. After his film career started to falter Raimond became a familiar face on television as a presenter and he along with his wife had their own TV sitcom “Casa Vianello” from 1988 to 2007. Raimondon appeared in six Euro-westerns during his screen career: “The Magnificent Three” (1961), “The Terrible Sheriff” (1962), “Twins from Texas” (1964), “Heroes of the West” (1965), “For a Few Dollars Less” (1966), and “Rebels on the Loose” (1966).

Bloodsong of Love


Ars Nova, under the leadership of Artistic Director Jason Eagan, will present the world premiere of the new musical BLOODSONG OF LOVE with book, music & lyrics by multi-award winner Joe Iconis, and directed by John Simpkins. BLOODSONG OF LOVE, which was commissioned and developed by Ars Nova, official press opening of April 15th at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues) in Manhattan.
In a blood and whiskey-soaked world of shoot 'em ups, stolen brides and kazoo-wielding villains, a rogue musician with a killer guitar is out to set things right. Joe Iconis infuses BLOODSONG OF LOVE with his infectious musical style, making this rocked out spaghetti western the wildest funeral in town.

Tickets are $25, and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101, online at www.arsnovananyc.com, or in person at the Ars Nova box office (511 West 54th Street), thirty minutes prior to curtain (subject to availability).

New DVD Release!


The Man with No Name Trilogy on Blu-ray in June

The box set will include 'A Fistful of Dollars,' 'For A Few Dollars More,' and 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.'

The Blu-rays will feature 1080p video and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack.
'A Fistful of Dollars' will include: The Christopher Frayling Archives: A Fistful of Dollars; Commentary by Film Historian Christopher Frayling; A New Kind of Hero; A Few Weeks in Spain: Clint Eastwood on the Experience of Making the Film; Tre Voci: A Fistful of Dollars; Not Ready for Primetime: Renowned Filmmaker Monte Hellman discusses the Television Broadcast of A Fistful of Dollars; The Network Prologue with Actor Harry Dean Stanton; Location Comparisons: Then to Now; 10 Radio Spots; Double Bill Trailer; and Theatrical Trailer.

The supplements for 'For A Few Dollars More' will include: The Christopher Frayling Archives: For A Few Dollars More; Commentary by Film Historian Christopher Frayling; A New Standard: Frayling on For A Few Dollars More; Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers For A Few Dollars More; Tre Voci: For A Few Dollars More; For A Few Dollars More: The Original American Release Version; Location Comparisons; 12 Radio Spots; Theatrical Trailer 1; and Theatrical Trailer 2.

And finally, 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' will contain: Commentaries by Film Historians Richard Schickel and Christopher Frayling; Leone’s West; The Leone Style; The Man Who Lost the Civil War; Reconstructing The Good, The Bad and the Ugly; IL Maestro: Ennio Morricone and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Part One; IL Maestro: Part Two; Deleted Scenes; Easter Egg #1 Uno, Due, Tre; Easter Egg #2 Italian Lunch; Easter Egg #3 New York Actor; Easter Egg #4 Gun in Holster; Theatrical Trailer; and French Trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $69.99.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Cowboy

Der Cowboy – German title
The Cowboy – English title

A 1918 German production [Decla-Film-Ges, Holz & Co. (Berlin)]
Producer: Erich Pommer
Director: Alwin Neuß
Screenplay: Max Jungk
Cinematography: Carl Hoffmann (Karl Hoffmann) [black & white]
Running time: 1585 meters

Story: ?

Cast:
Alwin Neuß (Carl Neuß), Max Laurence

Remembering Rod Steiger

Rodney Stephen Steiger was born on April 14, 1925 in Westhampton, New York. Rod never knew his father who was a vaudeville actor who had been part of a traveling song and dance team with Rod's mother. His mother was an alcoholic and Rod left home at sixteen and joined the Navy during World War II. After the war he went to New Jersey and joined a drama group before going to New York and studying under Stella Adler. He then obtained work in stage plays and early television in the 1950s. He appeared in the lead role of “Marty” on TV and turned down the film role which was given to Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award. Rod would go on to appear in over 100 films and won an Academy Award for his role in “The Heat of the Night” (1967) opposite Sidney Poitier. Steiger also was nominated for a Best Supporting Oscar for “On the Waterfront” (1954) and again for “The Pawnbroker” (1965). Rod appeared in only one Euro-Western Sergio Leone's “Duck You Sucker” (1971) as Juan Miranda. Married five times Rod had heart bypass surgery in 1976 and fell into a state of depression for the following eight years. He died July 9, 2002 from pneumonia and complications from gall bladder surgery. Today we celebrate what would have been Rod Steigers 85th birthday.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who Are Those Guys? - Felipe Arriaga

Born José Luis Aguilar Oseguera on September 27, 1937 in Cotijo de La Paz, Mexico. One of 11 children he left school and took a job as a shoe maker to help support his family. His family moved to Mexico City and José became a Mariachi singer working with Don Gerardo. He became close friends with Mexican Ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez and the two promoted and helped each others careers. Changing his name to Felipe Arriaga he made several LPs and 20 films. At the height of his career Felipe was killed under mysterious circumstances in Mexico City while dining with his family at a popular restaurant. Arriaga made one Spaghetti Western “La Revancha” (Now My Pistols Speak) directed by Aldo Sambrell and starring Emilio Fernandez.


ARRIAGA, Felipe (José Luis Aguilar Oseguera) [9/27/1937, Cotija de La Paz, Michoacan, Mexico – 11/3/1988,Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico (murdered)] - singer.
Now My Pistols Speak – 1980

Monday, April 12, 2010

RIP Andreas Kunze

German comedian Andreas Kunze died after heart surgery in Essen, Germany on April 8, 2010. Born August 22, 1952 in Bremen, Germany, he trained to be a photographer. He wished to become a film director but turned to comedy when that career was not achieved. Kunze became friends with comedian Helge Schneider and they would appear in several films together. Kunze usually appeared as Schneider's mother in these films including his one Euro-western “Texas - Doc Schneider” (1993).

Cowboy

Cow-boy – French title
Cowboy – English title

A 1907 French production
Producer: ?
Director: Joë Hamman (Jean Hamman)
Story: ?
Screenplay: ?
Cinematography: ? [black & white]
Running time: ?

Story: ?

Cast:
Joë Hamman (Jean Hamman), Roméo Bosetti

Sunday, April 11, 2010

RIP Gino Pagnani

Italian comedic actor and voice dubber Gino Pagnani died on April 10, 2010 in Magliano Sabina, Italy. Gino was born Luigi Pagnani Fusconi 1927 (ca). Gino's first film was “Il professor Matusa e i suoi hippies” (1968). He would then appear as the head examiner for the Department of Motor Vehicles in “Ma chi t'ha dato la patente?” (1970) directed by Nando Cicero with Franco & Ciccio. Gino would appear in future Franco & Ciccio films. He then appeared in the 1972 erotic comedy film “Quel gran pezzo dell'Ubalda tutta nuda e tutta calda”. These films would be his staple for years to come. He seldom had more than cameo and small character roles but his face was immediately recognizable to film goers. His last film appearance was as Dr. Socrates in the 1984 film “L'allenatore nel pallone”. Pagnani was also a voice actor and was best known as the Italian voice for Papa Smurf in the famous television series. His death was reported by his granddaughter Maria Cristina Camilli.

PAGNANI, Gino (aka Luigi Pagnani) (Luigi Pagnani Fusconi) [7/31/1927, Rome, Lazio, Italy – 4/10/2009, Magliano Sabina, Rieti, Latium, Italy] – TV, voice actor.
The Man Called Invincible – 1973 (Mrs. Rogerson’s lover)
The Crazy Bunch – 1974
Eh? Who’s Afraid of Zorro! – 1975 (drunk)

Joey Hamlin's last stand

Former model and child actor in ‘spaghetti westerns’ filmed in Spain makes Cornelius chiropractic clinic his professional watering hole
By Nancy Townsley

The Forest Grove (Washington) News-Times, Mar 18, 2010


He had one line in the 1966 Roman comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” starring Phil Silvers and Zero Mostel.
And Joe Hamlin screwed it up.
“I had to say, ‘Sire, sire, merchant Scruffalous bid me tell you he has a silent woman for sale’ – and it wasn’t easy,” recalled Hamlin, 54. “I saw the movie years later, and the line was cut. It didn’t make the final edit.”
At the time, Hamlin was an 11-year-old boy living in southern Spain, the son of professional golfer Charles Hamlin and Egyptian-born actress Mona Fouad.
His mother’s connections won him a handful of modeling jobs and bit parts in a few “spaghetti westerns,” including 1967’s “Seven Guns for the MacGregors.”
During one star-struck phase of his unusual childhood, Hamlin got to meet the likes of Hollywood superstar Omar Sharif and Dan Blocker, one of the Cartwright brothers in the long-running American western television series “Bonanza.”
So did his younger sister, Jackie, who appeared with him in a movie or two.
“We got to ride horses, shoot bad guys and learn how to drink wine from a goat’s gourd,” Hamlin noted. “It was just a lot of fun.”
That was then. Today, Hamlin and his wife, Heymi, are chiropractors in Cornelius. The couple settled in the western Washington County town only a month ago after leaving Spain for good. They’re taking over the 46-year-old practice of Dr. Richard Tilden and his wife, Ann, placing their bets on yet another sterling chapter in their lives.
The move will likely put an end to the Hamlins’ globetrotting ways.
“This is our last stand,” quipped Joe, who specializes in teen and adult chiropractic therapy.
Over the last two decades the Hamlins lived in Spain, Texas, Maine and Nevada.
Between 1999 and 2009, they operated Central Europe Chiropractic Clinic in southern Spain near the American School of Madrid, where their son Evan, who’s now 24, and their daughter Talia, 21, attended classes.
“It was a wonderful opportunity for my kids to grow up in a culturally rich environment,” said Joe.
Married to Heymi – whose mother, Kim Mee-Chong, was the first contestant to represent Korea in the Miss Universe pageant in the 1950s – since 1984, Joe said he’s ready to give up the family’s nomadic lifestyle.
With Evan living in Florida and Talia in Washington, D.C., the empty-nesters turned to the North American map – and Internet search engines – to guide their geographical future.
“Google and I became good friends,” Joe said.
They considered Austin, Texas, and Carson City, Nev., but eventually keyed in on northern Oregon.
“We wanted temperate weather, proximity to outdoor activities and the possibility of acquiring a small ranchette somewhere down the line.” Joe said.
The Hamlins eventually selected the Portland area for its “international flavor” and a commitment to sustainability. “I’m a real strong proponent of zero-footprint living,” Joe noted.
‘Very much alike’
And conversations with Tilden, who is about to retire after close to 50 years in Cornelius, sealed the deal.
“Dick and I are very much alike in our approach to chiropractic,” Joe said.
The Hamlins are renting a home in Hillsboro right now, but are keeping their eyes open for just the right piece of rural property.
“I’d like to name a few chickens in my backyard,” Joe said.
In the meantime, they’re moving bookshelves into the clinic on Baseline Street and introducing patients to a new laser therapy technique Joe says is all the rage in Europe and Asia.
“Lasers are very effective in taking care of any kind of inflammation in the body,” said Joe.
Fluent in Spanish
Fluent in four languages, including Spanish, Joe said he looked forward to serving the county’s Hispanic clientele.
“Now that we’re here, we want to bring chiropractic care to Latinos living in the area,” said Joe, who first became interested in chiropractic after he sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident at age 23.
“I didn’t turn my head more than 5 degrees for six months at that time,” he said. “Chiropractic therapy helped me. I was planning to go to medical school at the time, but I had a change of heart.”
Patients in Europe typically visit chiropractors for adjustments every three to six weeks, making it part of their routine health regimen, Joe said. “They combine it with their exercise programs and efforts to maintain a healthy weight. That way they keep their stress level under control so the body can heal.”
Joe and Heymi would like to see residents of the local communities follow suit.
“It’s called ‘wellness care’ because it’s preventive,” said Heymi. “People who are treated regularly get into fewer problems.”
For now, the Hamlins are enjoying a change of pace in a much smaller town.
“I was looking for a place to spend my next 50 years,” said Joe. “My wife and I think this is it.”

Saturday, April 10, 2010

COURT MARTIAL

Corte marziale – Italian title
A corte dos assassinos – Brazilian title
L’homme a la Winchester d’or – French title
Skotoste ton drapeti – Greek title
Court Martial – English title

A 1973 Italian production [Vita Film (Rome)]
Producer: Francesco Vitoli
Director: Robert Johnson (Roberto Mauri)
Story: Roberto Mauri
Screenplay: Roberto Mauri
Cinematography: Luigi Ciccarese [Telecolor]
Music: Marcello Gigante
Running time: 92 minutes

Cast:
Lieutenant Clint Warren - Vassili Karis (Vassili Karamesinis)
Colonel - Craig Hill (Craig Fowler)
Sergeant Ballinger - Salvatore Billa
Smith brother - Mauro Mannatrizio
farmer - Fortunato Arena
miners - Salvatore Baccaro, Vittorio Fanfoni
with; Hunt Powers (Jack Betts), Margaret Rose Keil (Margareth Rose Keil), Tom Felleghy (Tamás Fellegi), Cesare de Vito, Lorenzo Piani, Ada Pometti, Elio Angelucci, Edmondo Tieghi, José Torres, Omero Cappana

When an army lieutenant is sent on a secret mission and his contact is shot and killed he is charged with the crime and court martialed. He learns he was set up by his commanding officer and escapes to prove his innocence.

Happy 75th Birthday Álvaro de Luna

Álvaro de Luna Blanco was born on April 10, 1935 in Madrid, Spain. Álvaro studied medicine but then became interested in acting. He made his film debut in the TV series “Poly” (1961). Since then he has appeared in over 150 films and television series. He has also been a stuntman and more recently a stage actor. He found fame in the role of El Algarrobo in the TV series “Curro Jiminez”. De Luna's appeared in over a dozen Spaghetti Westerns such as: “Minnesota Clay” (1964), “The Hellbenders” (1966), “Navajo Joe” (1966) and “Cemetery Without Crosses” (1968). He was nominated for a 2008 Goya award for his performance in “El prado de las estrellas”. Today we celebrate Álvaro de Luna's 75th birthday.

Happy 80th Birthday Claude Bolling

Claude Bolling was born April 10, 1930 in Cannes, France. A child prodigy, he was playing jazz piano professionally at the age of 14 with such legends as Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge and Kenny Clarke. He studied at the Nice Conservatory and then moved to Paris. He was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1960s. A cross-over artist he also plays classical piano. Bolling also became a film composer in 1958 composing the score for “Cette nuit-là”. He's composed the scores for almost 100 films and television shows since. Among the scores he has composed were five for the animated adventures of “Lucky Luke”. Today we celebrate the 80th birthday of composer Claude Bolling.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Guess Who I Am



I was a German actress who appeared in European and American films. Guess who I am?

Anonymous is correct. It is Marianne Koch.

Who Are Those Gals? - Maria Elena Arpón

María Elena Arpón was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1948. She appeared in 16 films during her short acting career from 1968 to 1974. She also acted under the pseudonym Helen Harp. She's best remembered for he appearances in Paul Naschy's “Blind Dead” film series. In 1973 she appeared in her only Euro-western “Tequila” with Anthony Steffen. Her last film appearance was in 1974's “El pez de los ojos de oro”. Her whereabouts today are unknown.


ARPON, María Elena (María Elena Arpón) (aka Helen Harp) [1948, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain - ]
Shoshena – 1973 (Ingrid)

Remembering Jurica Dijakovic

Jurica Dijakovic was born on April 9, 1920 in Jastebarsko, Serbia. He attended acting school in Zabreb and graduated in 1946. He then appeared on stage with the Croatian National Theater in such classics as Othello and Hamlet. He began his film career with 1950's “Crveni cvet” (The Red Flower) in the role of Gordon. He would go on to appear in over 25 films and TV appearances sometimes using the alias Duro Mlinksi. Among these films was one Euro-western 1965's “Winnetou – 2. Teil” (Last of the Renegades) in the role of Clark. His last film appearance was in 1988's “Zivot sa stricem”. Jurica died on August 20, 1993 in Zagreb, Croatia. Today we celebrate what would have been Jurica Dijakovic's 90th birthday.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

RIP Oscar Kramer

Oscar Kramer, one of Argentina's most distinguished and international-minded producers, died Wednesday following a long illness in Buenos Aires. He was 72.

Kramer came to film production relatively late in life, producing Carlos Sorin's "Eversmile, New Jersey" in 1989 after working with Marcelo Pineyro on the production of Luis Puenzo's "The Official Story" in 1985, the country's first film to win an Oscar.

He broke through with Pineyro's "Burnt Money," a hit at the box office in 2000, and worked with Pineyro again "Kamchatka," the country's submission for the 2002 Oscars.Kramer, chairman of his indie label Kramer & Sigman Films, also worked with other established directors like Hector Babenco, producing his "Carandiru" and "The Past" starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and with new voices: Carlos Sorin, Israel Adrian Caetano and Damian Szifron. These directors embodied an ever-more dominant strain of new Argentina cinema: auteurs seeking widening audiences beyond the festival circuit. "Carandiru" and Caetano's "Buenos Aires 1977" both played in competition at Cannes. Gentlemanly, Kramer's dream was to produce a bigscreen adaptation of "El eternauta," a sci-fi graphic novel about people fighting invading aliens, giant insects and enslaved humans that was set up as a co-production with Pedro and Augustin Almodovar's El Deseo in Madrid. At the time of his death, he was producing "Los marziano," by Ana Katz, while in development was Szifron's "El extranjero," a sci-fi thriller.

Kramer also was a big proponent of attracting more foreign shoots to Argentina, helping to fund the local industry. He line-produced UGC's "Lucky Luke," (2009) directed by James Huth.

COUNT BOBBY, THE TERROR OF THE WILD WEST

Graf Bobby, der Schrecken des wilden Westens – German title
Contelle Bobby spaima vestului salbatic – Yugoslavian title
Count Bobby, the Horror of the West – English title
Count Bobby, the Terror of the Wild West – English title

A 1965 Austrian, Yugoslavian production [Sascha Film, (Vienna), Avala Film (Zagreb)]
Producer: Karl Schwetter, Mihajlo Rasic
Director: Paul Martin
Screenplay: Kurt Nachman, Robert Oxford
Cinematography: Sepp Ketterer [color]
Music: Heinz Gietz
Running time: 92 minutes

Cast:
Count Bobby Pichulski - Peter Alexander (Peter Neumayer)
Baron Mucky von Kalk - Gunther Philipp (Gunther Placheta)
Milly MIller - Olga Schoberová
Jezebel - Hanne Wieder
Aunt Sophie - Elisabeth Markus
Doc Harper - Vladimir Medar
Sheriff Miller - Dragomir Felba
guest – Hans Nielsen
with; Rastko Tadic, Zika Denic (Zivojin Denic), Jovan Janicijevic (Jovan-Burdus), Mavif Popovic (Milivoje Popovic-Mavid)


Austrian Count Bobby learns that he has inherited a mine in Devils City, Arizona. The Count and his friend Baron Mucky journey to the Wild West to claim the inheritance. They encounter danger, desperadoes, a crooked lawyer and the none too-friendly daughter of the local sheriff. A suitcase filled with trick implements help Bobby and Mucky strengthen their claims as gunfighters and their rightful claim to the mine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clmTnageWsU

Remembering Helmut Schmid

German actor Hans-Helmut Schmid was born on April 8, 1925, in Neu-Ulm, Germany. He was the son of actor Paul Schmid and opera singer Sängerin Helene Schräg. At first Helmut did not follow in his father's footsteps but studied law and military medicine before eventually becoming interested in theater and taking acting lessons. He made his stage debut in 1945 in Schiller's “Don Carlos”. In the 1950s he was known by the general public as a film actor starting with his first film “Geliebtes Fräulein Doktor (1954). He made over 45 film and TV appearances during his career. Although successful in film and television he continued to return to the stage. During his film career he appeared in two Euro-westerns: “$5,000 on the Ace” (1964) and “The Man Called Gringo” (1965). Helmut was married to actress Lieslotte 'Lilo' Pulver and they had two children . Schmid died of a heart attack on July 18, 1992 in Heiligenschwendi, Switzerland. Today we remember Helmut Schmid on what would have been his 85th birthday.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Planet Spaghetti-Western



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