Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FACE TO FACE

Faccia a faccia - Italian title
Cara a cara - Spanish title
Kasvokkain - Finnish title
Mies Miesta Vastaan - Finnish title
Le dernier face à face - French title
Il était une fois en Arizona - French title
Von Angesicht zu Angesicht - German title
Halleluja, der Teufel lässt euch grüßen - German title
Cara... a cara - Mexican title
Cara a Cara - Portuguese title
Dise Dis - Turkish title
Face to Face - English title

A 1967 Italian, Spanish co-production [PEA (Rome), Arturo Gonzaliz P.C. (Madrid)]
Producer: Alberto Grimaldi
Director: Sergio Sollima
Story: Sergio Sollima
Screenplay: Sergio Donati, Sergio Sollima
Cinematography: Rafael Pacheco (Rafael du Usa), Emilio Foriscot [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Ennio Morricone
Running time: 110 minutes

Cast:
Professor Brad Fletcher - Gian Maria Volonte
Solomon ‘Beauregard’ Bennett - Tomás Milian (Tomás Rodriguez)
Charlie Siringo - William Berger (Wilhelm Berger)
Maximilian de Winton - Ángel del Pozo (Ángel Merino)
Zachary Scott - Aldo Sambrell (Alfredo Brell)
Maria - Jolanda Modio
Cattle Annie - Carole André (Carole Smith)
Williams - Gianni Rizzo
Belle de Winton - Lidia Alfonsi (Alexia Vasilou)
Harold/Aaron Chase - José Torres
Vance - Nello Pazzafini (Giovanni Pazzafini)
Jason - Frank Braña (Francisco Pérez)
Wallace - Lorenzo Robledo
Rusty Rogers - Francisco Sanz
university dean - John Karlsen
Sheriff of Purgatory City - Rick Boy (Federico Boido)
Deputy of Purgatory City - Freddy Unger (Goffredo Unger)
Mayor of Silvertown - Andrea Fantasia
Sheriff of Willow Creek - Calisto Calisti
sheriffs - Alfonso Rojas (Alfonso González), Guy Heron (Guy Heroni)
deputies - Joaquin Parra, Guglielmo Spoletini
rancher - Antonio Gradoli
innkeeper - José Zalde
gunsmith - Juan Cazalilla
blacksmith - Osiride Pevarello
Willow Creek Bank customer - Fulvio Mingozzi
gunmen - Gastone Moschin (Gastone Maschone), Guillermo Mendez)
Wild Bunch leader - Antonio Casas (Antonio Barros)
Fletcher’s woman - Linda Veras (Sieglinde Veras)
Sbarro - Ivan Scratuglia
Taylor gang member - Remo Capitani
Miss Wilkins - Rosella D’Aquino
Dolly - Rosella D’Aquino


A New England university professor, Brad Fletcher, is sent to Texas to convalesce by his doctor but he winds up being taken hostage by a wanted outlaw, Solomon 'Beauregard' Bennet who has been wounded in a stagecoach hold-up. Fletcher nurses Bennet back to health and the two men strike up an uneasy friendship. Instead of continuing his journey, Fletcher decides to join Bennet’s reassembled outlaw gang, Bennet's Raiders. But while Fletcher's influence results in Bennet rethinking his previously easy-going attitude towards violence and bloodshed, a desire to prove himself worthy of a place in Bennet's Raiders sees Fletcher wilfully breaking his own moral codes. Now doubting the validity of the powers of intuition that have ensured his survival thus far, Bennet allows an undercover Pinkerton man, Charley Siringo, to bluff his way into the gang while Fletcher uses his intellect and his oratory skills to usurp Bennet and become the gang's leader. All ends in tragedy when the three face each other and a posse of lawmen ordered to bring no one back alive.

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irTllKyfvrs&feature=related

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