Thursday, May 31, 2012


Sie nannten ihn Gringo – German title
Jagt den Gringo zur Holle – German title
Ena pistoli gia ton Gringo – Greek title
Ton elegan Gringo... kai ixere na skotoni! – Greek title
Lo sceriffo non paga il Sabato – Italian title
La ley del forasteo – Spanish title
Regresa un pistolero – Spanish title
Gringo Derler Adima – Turkish title
The Man Called Gringo – English title

A 1965 German, Italian, Spanish co-production [International Germania Films (Cologne), Domiziana Films (Rome), Procusa Films (Madrid)]
Producer: Dr. Alfons Carcasona
Director: Roy Rowland
Story: Francisco Gonzálvez   
Screenplay: Francisco Gonzálvez, Clarke Reynolds, Helmutr Harun
Cinematography: Mel Merino (Manuel Merino) [Eastmancolor, Totalscope]
Music: Heinz Gietz, Peter Piccioni (Gian Piero Piccioni)
Running time: 91 minutes

Sheriff Mace Carson – Götz George
Ken Denton – Helmut Schmid
Lucy – Alexandra Stewart
Gringo – Dan Martín (José Martínez)
Reno – Sieghardt Rupp
Martin – Peter Tordy (Pietro Tordi)
Kate Rowland – Silvia Solar (Geneviève Couzain)
Mac Franco Lantieri
Tinnie – Hilario Flores
Pecos - Julio César Semper (Julio César Sempere)
Dave Walton – Hugo Pimentel
Tim Walton - Valentino Macchi

In the town of Silver Springs, a crooked lawyer Ken Denton, a wolf in sheep's clothes, is following his plans for revenge. He aims to ruin the old rancher Martin, who once killed his father, and then plans to take over the Freight Company. Denton appoints Martin's lost son Gringo, now a drifting soldier of fortune as the leader of a gang in order to either drive the rancher off his property or kill him. When the sheriff is killed Denton frames Martin’s son to make it look like he committed the crime. The governor sends Mace Carson to Silver Springs to replace the sheriff and restore law and order.


Happy 30th Birthday Jonathan Tucker

On May 31, 1982, Jonathan Moss Tucker was born and raised in Boston's notoriously tough Irish neighborhood of Charlestown. His father, Paul Hayes Tucker, is a renowned art historian/ professor/curator, and his mother, Maggie Moss-Tucker, a marketing analyst. Because of his parents’ professions, young Tucker had the opportunity to travel to several places around the world, including a couple of years in Paris.

The kid who received nicknames Tuck and Moss received his primary education at Park School in nearby Brookline, Massachusetts. He then relocated to the West Coast to receive further coaching at the Thatcher School in Ojai, California. He was accepted for early admission at Columbia University, but postponed it as he was pursuing a full-time acting career.

Establishing his love for acting in the third grade when he was cast as Fritz in a Boston Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” Jonathan Tucker made his film debut in 1994 in the Terence Hill/Bud Spencer’s Western comedy “Troublemakers”. Two years later, he nabbed more substantial roles in Bill Bennett's romantic comedy “Two If by Sea” and in Barry Levinson's dramatic movie based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel, “Sleepers” (2006) (starring Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman).

Tucker then teamed with Jeremy Renner and Ginnifer Goodwin in Kyle Bergersen's drama comedy “Love Comes to the Executioner” (2006), in which he portrayed a prison executioner, and then played Josh, a twenty-something computer hacker, in Jim Sonzero's adaptation of the 2001 Japanese horror film “Kairo” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, “Pulse” (2006). He also guest starred in a March 2006 episode of NBC's crime drama series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and had a regular role (as Tommy Donnelly) on NBC's drama, "The Black Donnellys." (2007). Tucker is currently appearing as Bob Little in the TV series “Parenthood”.

 Today we celebrate Jonathan Tucker’s 30th birthday. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy 85th Birthday Clint Walker

Clint Walker, a twin, was born in Hartford, Illinois on May 30, 1927. It was depression years and the family was forced to move from town to town, wherever there was work. Clint began his own wandering at the age of 16 when he quit school to work in a factory. He later worked on the local river boats, before joining the Merchant Marines at the age of 17.

After a stint in the oil fields of Brownwood, Texas, Clint moved to Long Beach, California, then on to Las Vegas, where he worked as a deputy sheriff at the Sands Hotel. There, he met many celebrities who encouraged him to try his luck in Hollywood. He did just that.

As luck would have it, Clint was quickly introduced to Cecil B. DeMille, who took a liking to him and offered him a part in his latest film, “The Ten Commandments”. Shortly thereafter, Clint was cast in the role of “Cheyenne Bodie” in the series “Cheyenne”, which ran for eight years. “Cheyenne” became television’s first hour-long western and established Clint as one of the new medium’s biggest stars.

When Clint decided to quit the show, he was cast in a number of films, including “None But the Brave”, “The Great Bank Robbery”, “The Dirty Dozen”, “Send Me No Flowers”, “Night of the Grizzly”, “Fort Dobbs”, “Yellowstone Kelly”, and “Gold of the 7 Saints”. Clint, who has a beautiful singing voice, also recorded an album of songs and ballads for Warner Bros.
After “Cheyenne”, Clint made another television series, “Kodiak”, and a number of features and movies for television, including “The Bounty Man”, “Yuma” and “Snowbeast”. Then came a freak accident at Mammoth Mountain, where a ski pole pierced Clint’s heart. Two months later, he was back at work in Spain co-starring with Telly Salvalas as Scotty in his only Euro-western, “Pancho Villa”.

Since then Clint has been involved in other projects through the 90’s, such as “The Gambler Returns”, a Kung Fu” episode, and he joined some of his pals from “The Dirty Dozen” to do voices for the production of “Small Soldiers”. Today we celebrate Clint Walker’s 85th birthday.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Djangon suloinen kosto – Finnish title
Kostaja tulee kaupunkiin – Finnish title
Viva Django – French title
Ein Fressen für Django – German title
Oi apokliroi – Greek title
W Django! – Italian title
A Vingança de Django – Portuguese title
Barro en los ojos – Spanish title
Mi nombre es Django! – Spanish title
Djangos ljuva hämnd – Swedish title
Viva! Django – English title
A Man Called Django! – English title

A 1971 Italian production [14 Luglio Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Pino De Martino
Director: Edward G. Muller (Edoardo Mulargia)
Story: Nino Stressa (Sigfrido Tomba)
Screenplay: Nino Stressa (Sigfrido Tomba)
Cinematography: Marcello Massiochi [Eastmancolor, Telecolor]
Music: Piero Umiliano (Romano Ferrera)
Running time: 95 minutes

Django – Anthony Steffen (Antonio de Teffe)
Jeff – Stelio Candelli
Carranza – Glauco Onorato
Captain Gomez – Cris Avram (Cristea Avram)
Paco – Donato Castellaneta
Doug – Amerigo Leoni (Amerigo Castrighella)
Lola – Esmeralda Barros (Esmerlinda Barros)
Inez – Simone Blondell (Simonetta Vitelli)
Sheriff – Furio Meniconi
Ibanez – Benito Steffanelli
Thompson – Riccardo Pizzuti
Sam – Remo Capitani (Renato Capitani)
Caranza henchman – Franco Daddi (Francesco Daddi)
Jeff’s henchmen – Giovanni Cianfriglia, Gilberto Galimberti
Thompson henchman – Nazzareno Natale
Maurice – Alessandro Perella
Townsmen – Fortunato Arena
Dajngo’s wife – Ida Galli
With: Paolo Figlia, Lorenzo Piani, Attilio Severini, Pinuccio Ardia (Rodolfo Ardia)

After a gang of notorious outlaws rape and kill Django’s wife, he sets out on their trail. Along the way, he rescues a loud mouth horse thief named Carranza from an impromptu hanging. He discovers the man know the identity of perpetrators of those who murder of his wife. The men team up and head west for revenge against the 4 Leaf Clover Gang.