Monday, July 5, 2010

DEAD MEN DON'T MAKE SHADOWS

Inginocchiati straniero… i cadaveri non fanno ombra! – Italian title
A genoux, etranger, les cadaver n’ont pas d’ombre – French title
Sartana le redoubtable – French title
Tote werfen keine Schatten – German title
Ta ptomata skepasan ton ilio – Greek title
On Your Knees, Stranger… Corpses Cast No Shadows – English title
Dead Men Cast No Shadows – English title
The Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse – English title
Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows – English title

A 1970 Italian production [Tarquinia Film (Rome)]
Producer: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani)
Director: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani)
Story: Francesco Mannocchi
Screenplay: Francesco Mannocchi (Franco Mannocchi), Demofilo Fidani, R.M. Valenza (Mila Vitelli), P. Molteni (Palmambrogio Molteni)
Cinematography: Joe D’Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) [Telecolor]
Music: Lallo Gori (Coriolano Gori)
Running time: 98 minutes

Cast:
Lazar Peacock/Sabata - Hunt Powers (Jack Betts)
Blonde/Stranger - Chet Davis (Franco Borelli)
Roger Murdock - Gordon Mitchell (Charles Pendleton)
Barrett/Billy Ring - Ettore Manni
Medina - Dennis Colt (Benito Pacifico)
Maya - Simone Blondell (Simone Vitelli)
Medina henchman - Custer Gail (Amerigo Leoni)
Jole - Mary Ross (Maria Vitelli)
Ted Stanley - Pietro Fumelli
Sanchez - Dean Reese (Attilio Dottesio)
with; Manlio Salvatori, Eugenio Galadini, Mario Capuccio, Giglio Gigli, Arizona Massachusset (Aristide Massaccesi)


Lazar Peacock, a ruthless bounty hunter, whose littered his road in life with many corpses, comes to Palo Pinto, a town on the border of Mexico, which is dominated by mine owner Barrett, who employs the poor peons. Lazar recognizes Barrett as wanted outlaw Billy Ring on whose head hangs a bounty. Lazar blackmails Barrett for $100,000 in gold. Lazar accepts the money and travels on to a remote shack. Here he finds an old man who he tortures and forces him to work as his slave. What Peacock doesn't k know is that the old man is the father of Blonde a gunfighter hired by Barrett to track down Lazar and recover the $100,000. Lazar ends up paying for his mistake with his life in the obligatory final showdown.

1 comment:

  1. Whatever one thinks of his skills, or lack of, as a director, you gotta love those screwy titles Fidani comes up with for his films!

    Here's one he didn't use, but could've:
    KNEEL, STRANGER, MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND PRAY TO YOUR GOD THAT YOU MEET SARTANA AND DJANGO

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