Saturday, August 22, 2009


Black Jack – Italian title
Un i dannati della violenza – Italian title
Un uomo per cinque vendette – Italian title
À genoux, Django – French title
Black Joe – French title
Django spielt das Lied vom Tod – German title
Auf die Knie, Django! – German title
Auf die Knie, Django, und leck mir die Stieffel! – German title
Oi Epta ekdikitai – Greek title
Un bandolero chamado Black Jack – Spanish title
Black Jack – English title

A 1968 Italian production [Cinematografica Mercedes, Ronbi International Film (Rome)]
Producer: Fernando Franchi, Alexander Hakohen, Pierfranco Malaspina
Director: Gianfranco Baldanello
Story: Luigi Ambrosini
Screenplay: Gianfranco Baldanello (Gianfranco Merano), Augusto Finocchi, Marios
Mattei (Mario Maffei), Luigi Ambrosini
Cinematography: Mario Fioretti [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Lallo Gori (Coriolano Gori)
Running time: 99 minutes

Jack “Black Jack” Murphy/Django - Robert Woods
Skinner/Sanchez - Rik Battaglia (Riccardo Battaglia)
Susan Sorella - Lucienne Bridou
Gordon - Federico Chentrens
Julie Skinner - Dalia (Dali Bresciani)
Reb - Larry Dolgin (Maurice Dolgin)
Peter - Nino Fuscagni (Serafino Fuscagni)
Estelle - Sascia Krusciarska
Indian Joe - Mimmo Palmara (Domenico Palmara)
Rodrigo - Ivan Scratuglia (Giovanni Scratuglia)
Billy - Freddy Unger (Goffredo Unger)
Mack - Tom Felleghy (Tamás Fellegi)
Miguel - Luciano Bonanni
printer - Silvio Bagolini
with; Giovanni Bonadonna, Romano Magnino, Omero Capanna

[Check out the guy on the left holding the horse's tail]

Outlaw leader Jack “Black Jack” Murphy lives with his sister Estelle and her husband Peter in a ghost town. Black Jack and his gang rob the bank in Tusca City. Everything goes as planned but once the gang has the loot they try and double cross Jack. Murphy at first is able to outsmart them and makes of with all the cash. Indian Joe betrays Jack and leads the gang to the ghost town. When the gang catches up with him they take back the money, torture Jack and rape Estelle who is later scalped and killed. Jack is overcome with revenge and tracks down the gang one-by-one. Jack kidnaps Skinner’s daughter Julie and takes her to the ghost town. Peter overcome with grief accidentally stabs and kills Jack, thinking he is Indian Joe, but before dying Jack shoots and kills Sanchez. An alternative ending shows only Jack being shot.

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Robert Woods is currently living in North Hollywood, California and is actively working on writing a crime novel set for release in 2010. He’s still interested in acting if the right part is offered and writes screen and teleplays.


  1. As far as I know, the first Western that was partially shot in Israel.

  2. The horse tail guy is very lucky not getting kicked by the horse because some horses are sometimes very frisky when people touch their tails when not in the procedure of grooming them! LOL