Monday, June 1, 2009


Texas, addio – Italian title
Adiós, Texas – Spanish title
Texas, Adiós – Spanish title
Adues, Texas – Brazilian title
Texas Adios – Brazilian title
Django i Kamp Mod Terrorbanden - Danish title
Django Skyd Først - Danish title
Texas Adios – Finnish title
Texas, addio – French title
Django, der Rächer – German title
Django 2 – German title
Adeus, Texas – Portuguese title
Texas Adios – Swedish title
A Fistful of Bullets – English title
Texas Goodbye – English title
Wanted Dead or Alive – English title
The Avenger – U.S.A. title

A 1966 Italian, Spanish co-production [B.R.C. Produczione S.r.l. (Rome), Estela Films
Producer: Manolo Bolognini
Director: Ferdnando Baldi [Ferdinando Baldi]
Story: Franco Rossetti, Ferdinando Baldi
Screenplay: Franco Rossetti, Ferdinando Baldi
Cinematography: Enzo Barboni [Eastmancolor, Ultrascope]
Music: Anton Garcia Abril
Song: “Texas Goodbye” sung by Don Powell
Running time: 93 minutes

Burt Sullivan/Django - Franco Nero (Francesco Sparanero)
Jim Sullivan - Cole Kitosch (Alberto dell’Acqua)
Cisco Delgado - José Suárez (José Sanchez)
Mulatta girl - Elisa Montés (Elisa Perella)
Alcalde Miguel - Livio Lorenzon
McLeod - José Guardiola
Pedro - Hugo Blanco (Hugo Galiasso)
Dick - Ivan Scratuglia
Fernandez - Luigi Pistilli
banker - Gino Pernice (Luigi Pernice)
bounty killer - Mario Novelli
saloon girl - Silvana Bacci
with: Antonella Murgia, Remo de Angelis

The Continental cast and scenes of intense violence may earmark “Texas, Addio” as a Spaghetti Western, but the plot of this Italian/Spanish production unspools very much like its Hollywood counterpart. “Django” star Franco Nero's character provides the link; his two-fisted, taciturn Texas sheriff, Burt Sullivan, is cut from the same unwavering in-his-duty cloth as Gary Cooper's lawmen as he crosses the border to bring wealthy and sadistic Mexican crime boss Cisco Delgado (José Suárez) to justice for the murder of his father. Sullivan's body count may be staggeringly high by the film's fade-out, but his kills are strictly in defense of himself, his greenhorn brother, Jim (Cole Kitosch, aka Alberto Dell'Acqua or Robert Widmark), or later, a group of Mexican revolutionaries led by lawyer Luigi Pistilli that attempts to overthrow Delgado's corrupt regime. Director Ferdinando Baldi (whose Western curriculum vitae includes the more European-flavored “Blindman” [1971] and “Get Mean” [1975], with American ex-pat actor Tony Anthony) makes excellent use of the Almeira, Spain, locations (well photographed by future “Trinity Is Still My Name” director Enzo Barboni); and if his pacing is occasionally draggy, he more than makes up for it with a wealth of well-staged brawls and shoot-outs. His script (written with “Django” co-scribe Franco Rossetti) is lean and solid, with a hint of noir in its central dark secret regarding Delgado's relationship with Sullivan's family. ~ Paul Gaita,

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1 comment:

  1. A bit late in coming but this movie was released under two different titles in Denmark:

    Django i Kamp Mod Terrorbanden
    Django Skyd Først