Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A FISTFUL OF DEATH

Giu la testa hombre! - Italian title
Doppia taglia per Minnesota Stinky - Italian title
Da bende van Butch Cassidy - Dutch title
Macho Callaghan gaat er op los Dutch title
Macho Callaghan se dechaine - French title
Ballada para Django - Spanish title
Ich will ihn tot - German title
Ich will deinen Kopf! - German title
Ballad of Dajngo - English title
Western Story - English title
The Strange Tale of Minnesota Stinky - English title
A Fistful of Death - U.S.A. title

A 1971 Italian production [Electra Compagnia Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Siego Spataro
Director: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani)
Story: Demofilo Fidani
Screenplay: Demofilo Fidani, M.R. Valenza (Maria Rosa Valenza), Alfredo Medori
Cinematography: Aristide Massaccesi [Eastmancolor]
Music: Lallo Gori (Coriolano Gori)
Running time: 91 minutes

Cast:
Butch Cassidy - Hunt Powers (Jack Betts)
Macho Callaghan - Jeff Cameron (Goffredo Scarciofolo)
'Testa di ferro'/Iron Head Donovan - Gordon Mitchell (Charles Pendleton)
Reverend Cotton - Klaus Kinski (Nikolaus Nakaszynski)
Sundance Kid - Philip Garner
Buck O'Sullivan - Dennis Colt (Benito Pacifico)
saloon girl - Grazia Giuvi
townsman - Elio Angelucci
gang member - Paul Crain (Vincenzo Pulcrano)
with: Dean Stratford (Dino Strano), Pietro Fumelli, Lucky McMurray (Luciano Conti), Renzo Arbore (Lorenzo Arbore), Pino Polidori (Giuseppe Polidori), Giglio Gigli, Custer Gail (Amerigo Anton), Manlio Salvatori, Alessandro Perella, Enzio Radicchio


Macho Callaghan, an army lieutenant, is sent on a mission as an undercover agent to destroy an outlaw gang led by Butch Cassidy and Iron Head Donovan. He manages to get in with the gang, posing as a wanted outlaw. When Cassidy and Donovan get into a dispute they decide to form to seperate and independent bands. Macho is then able to convince Iron Head to attack his ex-partner. In the ensuing clash, the two bands end up destroying each other. Iron Head, survives the massacre, but in trying to escape with the gangs accumulated loot he is prevented in doing so by Macho, who completes his mission by killing the bandit leader.

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QAhF-7uUbk

5 comments:

  1. Robert no. You might find it on e-bay or I-offer on a DVD-R from the old video copy but the DVDs are available from German and Italy only as of now. The German DVD on Best Entertainment is in English and German. It's available through German Amazon.com.

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  2. Thanks, Tom. A surprising number of Fidani SWs have come out on either budget or other DVDs in North America in the last year but this is a favorite due to having both Kinski and Gordon in it.

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  3. Robert - Trash Palace is offering it on DVD-R. I've never purchased from them so I can't vouch for their quality or reliability. It's probably copied from VHS tape.
    http://www.trashpalace.com/collectorsmovies/spaghettiwesterns.htm

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  4. Great Trailer....horrible title..

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