Sunday, April 17, 2011

GOD FORGIVES... I DON'T!

Dio perdona... io no! - Italian title
Tú perdonas... yo no - Spanish title
Dios perdona... yo no - Spanish title
Manden de kaldte englefjaes - Danish title
De duivel kent geen genade - Dutch title
He Never Forgives - Filipino title
Luoja armahtaa minä en - Finnish title
Jumala armahtaa, minä en - Finnish title
Dieu pardonne... pas moi! - French title
Trinita ne pardonne pas! - French title
Gott vergibt - wir beide nie! - German title
Gott vergibt - Django nie! - German title
Oi dyo samatatzides - Greek title
Ego... kai to vouvalopaido - Greek title
Oi kaloi syghoroun, ego ekdikoumai - Greek title
O theos syghoroun... ego ohi - Greek title
Isten megbocsát, én nem! - Hungarian title
Rid aldri alene - Norwegian title
Bóg wybacza – ja nigdy - Polish title
Deus Perdoa, Eu Não! - Portuguese title
Samo bog ensam - Slovenia title
Rid aldrig ensam - Swedish title
Gud förlåter — men inte jag! - Swedish title
Rid aldrig ensam - Swedish title
Django Forgives, I Don't - English title
Kill or Be Killed - English title
Blood River - English title
God Forgives... I Don’t! - U.S.A. title

A 1966 Italian, Spanish co-production [Crono Cinematografica (Rome), PEFSA (Madrid)]
Producer: Enzo D’Ambrosio
Director: Giuseppe Colizzi
Story: Giuseppe Colizzi, Gumersindo Mollo
Screenplay: Giuseppe Colizzi, Gumersindo Mollo
Cinematography: Alfio Contini [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Oliver Angel Pina (Carlo Rustichelli)
Running time: 115 minutes

Cast:
Doc Will/Wild Doc/Cat Stevens/Pretty Face/Django - Terence Hill (Mario Girotti)
Earp Hargitay/Hutch Bessy/Dan - Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli)
Bill San Antonio - Frank Wolff
Rosa/Rose - Gina Rovere (Lugina Rovere)
Bud - Manuel Martin (Jose Martin)
‘Flatface’ - José Terrón (Juan Penaranda)
bartender - Remo Capitani (Renato Capitani)
Tam Tam - Tito García (Pablo Gonzalez)
Lou - Frank Braña (Francisco Pérez)
Dargo - Juan Olaguivel
Frederico - José Canalejas
Miguel/José - Rufino Inglés (Rufino García)
grandpa - Franco Gulà (Francisco Gulà)
San Antonio henchman - Luis Barboo
poker players - Roberto Alessandri, Bruno Arié, Giancarlo Bastianoni
barfly - Paco Sanz (Francisco Sanz)
with: Giovanna Lenzi, Arturo Furente, Joaquín Blanco, Antonietta Fiorito, Antonio Decembrino


Bill San Antonio pulls off a train robbery, taking $300,000 in gold and killing all of the passengers on the train. One of these, however, before dying reveals the name of the bloodthirsty bandit. The railroad assigns Earp, an insurance agent, who joins forces with his one time pal Cat, a gunman who believes he has killed San Antonio in a previous duel. The killing of a sheriff gives Cat a clue to track down the outlaws: in fact, following a group of bandits, he arrives at their lair, but is captured. Earp, who was also on the right track, is unable to leave Cat and recover the precious booty, because of a disagreement between the two. While fighting, they are again captured by the bandits, and enduring all manners of torture because they have hidden the stolen money. Cat meanwhile, with the help of Bud, Bill's right hand, is released with the promise of gold and takes the opportunity to kill the bandit, then Earp manages to free himself and arrives in time to prevent a duel, forcing Bill to surrender. The latter, through a ruse, manages to hurt him but is inevitably killed by Cat The two finally share the reward money.

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XhoxF16DvU

4 comments:

  1. In my humble opinion, GOD FORGIVES--I DON'T! is Colizzi's best film. It isn't as schizophrenic as his subsequent efforts--and I just love the gritty edge it has.
    I may be the only one that thinks this...but, the plot of GFID reminds me a lot of a hard-boiled pulp story, or a Film Noir script.
    It is a Western, of course, but it has those elements in its makeup, I think.

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  2. I agree with you Chris. "Ace High" is also pretty good with "Boot Hill" the least of the three films.

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  3. Your story summary differs from any version I've seen, on one point. The railroad only recruits Earp or Hutch (Spencer). Cat initially takes up chase seperately but eventually joins forces with Earp.
    I too, agree this is Colizzi's best and I'd also say this is Hill's and Spencer's best.
    Thank you Tom B. for your Blog. Practically a day doesn't go by that I don't check it out.

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  4. Spiffylaura - Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I've reworded it as Cat was not hired by the railroad only Earp. The two men worked together for different reasons.

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