Thursday, December 29, 2011

KITOSCH, THE MAN WHO CAME FROM THE NORTH

Kitosch, l’uomo che veniva dal nord – Italian title
Frontera al sur – Spanish title
Sang et or – French title
Der Mann, der aus dem Norden kam – German title
O anthropos pou irthe apo ton Vorra – Greek title
Kitosh, the Man Who Came from the North – English title

A 1966 Spanish, Italian co-production [Atlántida Films S.A. (Madrid), Pacific Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: José Luis Jerez Aloza
Director: Joseph Marvin (José Boves)
Story: Joseph Marvin (José Boves)
Screenplay: Joseph Marvin (José Boves), Fulvio Gicca (Fulvia Gicca Palli)
Cinematography: Fausto Rossi [Eastmancolor, Euroscope]
Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Running time: 100 minutes

Cast:
David/Kitosch – George Hilton (Jorge Lara)
Eva/Ada – Krista Nell (Doris Kristanel)
Major Zachary Baker – Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Mark – Enrique Ávila
José Donnell/McCoy/‘Renegade’ – Gustavo Rojo (Gustavo Pinto)
José Donnell/McCoy ‘Renegade henchman – Luis Barboo
Guide – Ricardo Palacios (Ricardo Diez)
Mountie Captain – Francisco Nieto
Mountie – Riccardo Diaz
Widows - Verónica Luján, Mercedes Taur, Adela Tauler (Ada Tauler)
with: Guillermo Méndez, José Bastida, Rafael Morales, Ricardo Rubinstein, Pablo Blanco (Pablo Soto), Manuel Ruiz, Rafael Vaquero, Joaquín Solís, Nacho Vidal


The Canadian military authorities must transfer a load of gold through an area infested with four bands of marauders and Indians all lead by the mysterious McCoy aka "Renegade". To make it safely, the transport is assigned to Major Zachary Becker who, during an ambush, is helped by Kitosch, a brave former Mountie, a rather undisciplined but knowledgeable frontiersman. Kitosch is, sought after by an Indian tribe because of his offensive actions toward them, when Major Becker disappears into the waters of a river, Kitosch takes on his identity and joins a caravan of five coffins, five women dressed in mourning and a company of redcoats. Upon reaching Fort Eagle they find it destroyed but, Kitosch and his fellow travelers camp out there. They learn the load of gold has been hidden in the coffins, soon what’s left of the fort is attacked by all the bands of "Renegade". But Kitosch valiantly defends the gold against the Indian and bandit attacks, and when everything is settled, he is able to identify the strange figure of the Indian missionary as the true "Renegade" and kills him.

 

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