Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spaghetti Western Locations

Continuing with locations from “A Pistol for Ringo”. After the me come upon a young man playing hopscotch with some local children they ask if he’s the legendary gunfighter called Ringo. The man with his back to the gunmen replies yes, he’s Angel Face while whirling and shooting the four gunfighters before they have a chance to shoot him in the back.

This scene is staged in front of the small church in the village of El Pozo de los Frailes on the main road AL-3108 between Almeria and San Jose.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi ‘Garringo’ Yasuda’s excellent website:

Friday, June 29, 2012

Guess Who I Am

I’m an Italian actor who appeared in 14 films from 1961 – 2003.

I acted sometimes under a pseudonym which was a play on my real name.

I appeared in three Euro-westerns in 1964, 1967, 1977.

Guess who I am.

No one guessed this week's photo of  Piero Leri aka Peter Larry.


Il suo nome gridava vendetta – Italian tile
Verikostaja – Finnish title
Blodshämnaren – Finnish title
Son nom crie vengeance – French title
Les pistoleros du Nevada – French title
Django spricht das Nachtgebet – German title
I ekdikisis mou einai keravnos – Greek title
O Vingador – Portuguese title
Su nombre gritaba venganza – Spanish title
Drick ur whiskyn - lämna stan! – Swedish title
A Name that Cried Revenge – English title
Cry for Revenge – English title
The Man Who Cried for Revenge – English title

A 1968 Italian production [Patry Film, Selenia Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Bianco Manini
Director: William Hawkins (Mario Caiano)
Story: Mario Caiano
Screenplay: Mario Caiano, Tito Carpi (Titus Carpi)
Cinematography: Enzo Barboni [Tecnhicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Robby Poitevin
Running time: 95 minutes

Davy Flanagan/Drake – Anthony Steffen (Antonio de Teffe)
Sam Kellogg – William Berger (Wilhelm Berger)
Lisa Flanagan – Evelyn Stewart (Ida Galli)
Clay Hackett/Hooker – Robert Hundar (Claudio Undari)
Dirty – Mario Brega
Crazy Joe – Fortunato Arena
Bud/Buddy – Claudio Ruffini
Jack – Raf Baldassarre (Raffaele Baldassarre)
Whore – Rosella Bergamonti
Buddy’s henchman – Renzo Pevarello
Bounty Hunter – Jean Louis
Jack’s henchman – Aldo Dell’Acqua (Arnaldo Dell’Acqua)
Old man with letter – Osiride Pevarello
Crazy Joe’s henchmen – Umberto Di Grazia, Rocco Lerro
With: Luis Barboo, Eleanora Vargas

The Civil War is long over and Davy Flanagan, his life in ruins, only remembers being hit in the head and running away from a hospital. He’s captured by a bounty hunter and brought to justice in the nearby town of Dixon. During the trip, exasperated by the violence that is done to him, Davy grabs the bounty hunter’s gun t and kills him. It takes skill to be so proficient in the use of weapons and Flanagan continued on to Dixon determined to shed light on his past. Here he learns from Judge Sam Kellogg he is wanted as a deserter from the Union army and that his wife, Lisa, is married to a bandit named Clay Hackett. Escaping from being captured, he knows that Kellogg is the real deserter and Kellogg tries to kill him. Davy learns that Hackett leads a band of outlaws. After a series of adventures Davy manages to eliminate all outlaw henchmen of Hackett and eventually discovers that Hackett was the one who hurt and betrayed him. At the conclusion of events, Lisa kills Hackett and Davy gets the better of Kellogg.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

New CD Release

7 dollari sul rosso ($7.00 to Kill)

Director: Albert Cardone
Starring: Anthony Steffen, Fernando Sancho, Loredana Nusciak, Elisa Montés
Composer: Francesco DeMasi

Label: BEAT Records
Extras: 8 page booklet
Tracks: 27
Total time: 60:49
Available: 6/25/2012

Track listing:
01 Johnny ballade 2'46''
02 Gringos a caballo 1'49''
03 The yellow rose of Texas 1'43''
04 Where are the killers? 2'46''
05 Sibyl and Bill 1'44''
06 A man must fight (instr.) 3'30''
07 Johnny revenge 2'59''
08 Jerry theme 3'34''
09 Mysterious love 1'37''
10 Where are you going, Johnny? 1'26''
11 Wishville 2'18''
12 Sibyl murder 2'45''
13 Bloody sunset 2'16''
14 Over death 2'29''

Bonus Tracks
15 Gringos a caballo 1'56''
16 Sette dollari sul rosso (piano solo) 5'31''
17 Gringos a caballo 1'01''
18 Sette dollari sul rosso (chitarra sola) 2'31''
19 Where are the killers? 1'04''
20 Sette dollari sul rosso (danza) 1'09''
21 Gringos a caballo 1'42''
22 Where are you going Johnny? 1'29''
23 The yellow rose of Texas 1'08''
24 Johnny revenge 1'42''
25 Sibyl and Bill 1'26''
26 Gringos a caballo 1'49''
27 A man must fight (vocal) 3'30'

Remembering Tony Young

Carleton Leonard Young was born in New York City, New York on June 28, 1937. He was the son of Carleton G. Young [1907-1971], the voice of the original "Ellery Queen" on radio. Known professionally as Tony Young, he made his way west in the 1950s and graduated from Los Angeles City College. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. Working initially as an NBC page, his interest in acting had not flagged after all this time and the virile, brawny wannabe began landing TV roles in 1959 with such western shows as "Overland Trail" (1960), "The Deputy" (1959), "Bronco" (1958) and "Laramie" (1959), not to mention bit parts in the films Walk Like a Dragon (1960) and The Marriage-Go-Round (1961). In 1961 Tony was handed his own weekly series as a cavalry undercover agent in the TV western "Gunslinger" (1961). While the program was short-lived, it managed to basically pigeonhole him as a western actor. Such low-budget films as the westerns “He Rides Tall” and “Taggart” followed.

From there Tony moved to character work and supported Elvis Presley in his non-musical western “Charro!” (1969). In his only Euro-western Tony supported James Garner in his only Euro-western “A Man Called Sledge” (1970). Roles in action-adventure and blaxploitation flicks also came in the early 70s, with “Chrome and Hot Leather” (1971), “Play It As It Lays” and “Black Gunn” (both 1972), “Superchick” and “The Outfit” (both 1973). Reliable guestings on "Star Trek" (1966), "The Virginian" (1962), "Medical Center" (1969), "Bonanza" (1959) and "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972) kept him busy throughout the decade.

Twice married (and divorced) to actresses, Tony's father died of cancer in 1971 at age 64. Tony himself retired from acting in the early 1990s and succumbed to lung cancer on Febraury 26, 2002 in West Hollywood, California at the very same age as his father. Tony had one child by second wife Madlyn Rhue [1935-2003], his co-star on film and TV both before and after their divorce.

Today we remember Tony Young on what would have been his 75th birthday.