Tuesday, January 26, 2010


L’oro dei bravados – Italian title
Chapaqua – Italian title
Chapagua o solitário – Brazilian title
Chapaquan kulta – Finnish title
Chapagua – French title
L’or des bravados – French title
Gold of the Bravados – English title
Gold of the Heroes – English title
Chapaqua’s Gold – USA title

A 1970 Italian, French co-production [Copro Film (Rome), Capitol International (Paris)]
Producer: Luigi Nannerini
Director: Don Reynolds (Giancarlo Romitelli, Renato Savino)
Story: Renato Savino
Screenplay: Renato Savino
Cinematography: Riccardo Pallottini [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Luis Enriquez Bacalov
Running time: 90 minutes

Jack “Doc” Harrison - George Ardisson (Giorgio Ardisson)
Moira Shannon/Nelson - Linda Veras (Sieglinde Veras)
Chapaqua - Boby Lapointe (Robert Lapointe)
Murphy - Rik Battaglia (Riccardo Battaglia)
Beretto/Mexico - Marco Zuanelli
Major Garrett - Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Billy George Black - Rick Boyd (Federico Boido)
Jose Cordero - Osiride Pevarello
Sergeant Johnson - Paolo Magalotti
Chapaqua henchman - Freddy Unger (Goffredo Unger)
with; Jack Vitry (Jacques Vitry), Jean-Pierre Jumez, Lucio Zarini, Pat Basile (Pasquale Basile), Umberto DiGrazia, Claudio Ruffini, Lorenzo Fineschi

Two men, Doc and Chapagua, hide a large cache of gold before the end of the Civil War. Not trusting each other, but agreeing to share the treasure, they blindfold each other on the way to burying the gold. This way they will need each other to find the cache when the decide to retrieve it later. After the war is over the two decide to recover the buried treasure but both try and double-cross each other. A new twist develops when gold hungry Moira, a beautiful seductive woman, wants a share.


  1. Didn't Renato Savino direct this film, or at least parts of it? Same thing with His Name Was King, also credited solely to Romitelli.

    Bacalov's score and atypical green locations with many mountains make this interesting at least.

  2. Smjango - Yes, you are correct. The film credits Romitelli as Don Reynolds but in actuality it was directed by Renato Savino. I've added Savino to the director credit.

  3. This film was just amazing. My french friend suggested me this movie, which i did watch with English subtitles. I just loved the story and the acting of the Hero.