Monday, July 6, 2009


Crepo tue… che vivo io! – Italian title
La pistole della vendetta – Italian title
Bandidos – Spanish title
Bandidos - elä kostaaksesi – Finnish title
El Bandidos – French title
Le pistole della vendetta – French title
Bandidos – German title
Banditos – Greek title
Mannen med dom genomskjutna kanderna – Swedish title
Guns of Death – U.K. title
You Die… I Live – U.S.A. title
Bandidos – English title

A 1967 Italian, Spanish co-production [Epic Film (Rome), Hesperia Film (Madrid)]
Producer: Solly V. Bianco
Director: Max Dillman (Massimo Dallamano)
Story: Luis Laso, Juan Cobos (Juan de Cobos)
Screenplay: Juan Cobos (Juan de Cobos), Romano Migliorini, Gianbattista Mussetto
Cinematography: Emilio Foriscot [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Egisto Macchi
Song: “La ballata del treno” sung by Nico Fidenco
Running time: 95 minutes

Richard Martin - Enrico Maria Salerno
Ricky Shot/Philip Raymond - Terry Jenkins/Thomas (Terry Jenkins)
Betty Starr/Stuart - María Martin (María Vargas)
Billy Kane - Venantino Venantini (Enrico Venantini)
Kane henchman - Fred Robsahm (Frederik Robsahm)
Vigonza - Cris Huerta (Crisanto Brieva)
Kramer - Marco Guglielmi (Augusto Guglielmi)
Munoz - Massimo Sarchielli
Ezekial - Renzo Pevarello
Sam - Giancarlo Bastianoni
train conductor - Victor Israel (José Vilanova)
Mexican bandit - Aysanoa Runachagua
saloon patron - Osiride Pevarello
with; Roberto Messina, Valentino Macchi, Antonio Pica (Antonio Serrano), Arthur Chase, Jesús Puente (Jesús Alzaga), Gino Barbacane, Giancarlo Sisti, Claudio Scarchilli, Luciano Pallocchia, Juan José Milian, Franco Morici

During a train hold-up Richard Martin, a circus sharp shooter, tries to resist the attempts of the bandits and they leave him with both hands mangled. He finds and teaches a young protégé, Ricky Shot, the tricks of the trade. Together they tour the west giving shooting exhibitions until they run into Billy Kane the leader of the outlaws who maimed Martin during the train robbery. When Martin is killed trying to take his revenge he is avenged by Shot. The director Dallimano was the cinematographer for Sergio Leone on “Fistful of Dollars” who learned his craft well as this is a fine looking film and filled with what we expect in the best Spaghetti Westerns.

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