Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Per un pugno nell’occhio - Italian title
Por un puñado de golpes - Italian title
Dos caraduras en Texas - Spanish title
Un punetazo en el ojo - Spanish title
Gia mia houfta trypia dollaria - Greek title
For a Fist in the Eye - English title
A Fistful of Knuckles - English title

A 1965 Italian, Spanish co-production [Ramofilm (Rome), Fénix C.C. (Madrid)]
Producers: Romano Cardarelli, Victoriano Giraldo, Eduardo Manzano Brochero
Director: Mike Fox (Michele Lupo)
Story: Roberto Gianviti, Amedeo Sollazzo, Roberto Amoroso
Screenplay: Roberto Gianviti, Amadeo Sollazzo, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero
Cinematography: Julio Ortas, Alberto Fusi [Eastmancolor, Ramovision]
Music: Manuel Parada (Manuel de la Puente), Francesco De Masi
Running time: 100 minutes

Franco/Chucho - Franco Franchi (Francesco Benenato)
Ciccio/Chicho - Ciccio Ingrassia (Francesco Ingrassia)
Don Ramon Cocos - Paco Morán (Francisco Morán)
Manuela Brenton - Lina Rosales (Beatriz Muñoz)
Señora Carmencita Benton - Monica Randall (Aurora Sarasa)
Captain Fernandez - Jesús Puente (Jesús Alzaga)
Sergeant Black - Álvaro de Luna (Álvaro Blanco)
Marisol - Carmen Esbrí
Consuelo - María Badmayer (María Badmajew)
Benito Cocos - Rafael Albaicín (Ignacio Escudero)
Esteban Cocos - Guillermo Méndez
Pablo 'El Terrible' - Tito García (Pablo Gonzalez)
Enterrador - Jesús Tordesillas (Jesús Fernandez)
Francisco - Romano Giomini
Señor Don Alonso Benton - Emilio Rodríguez
barman - José Riesgo (José Cortina)
soldier with trumpet - Francisco Camoiras
townsmen - Simón Arriaga, Rafael Hernández
lieutenant - José Canalejas
Juez - Luis Barbero
gun dealer - Luis Monis

In a parody of ‘Fistful of Dollars”, Franco and Ciccio are two gun salesmen, who despise violence, and are roaming the Far West. Stopping in the village of Saint Genevieve on the border between Mexico and the United States they hope to sell a lot of weapons as the town is full of bandits and criminals. Saint Genevieve turns out to be a very peaceful town and Franco and Ciccio decide to stay. When a stagecoach carrying a beautiful girl arrives in town Franco falls for her. The girl is Marisol the servant of Captain Hernandez who is married to the beautiful Consuelo. It turns out Consuelo has been carrying on an adulterous affair with Don Ramon Cocos. Franco and Ciccio are caught in the Cocos’ hacienda and arrested as thieves. It seems Ramon also has a girlfriend Carmencita, a daughter of the Benton’s, the village’s other powerful family. A family feud develops over the affairs and gunmen are called in by both sides and gun sales increase dramatically. Fernandez takes his revenge on Franco and Ciccio when he catches them in bed with his wife and challenges them to a duel on main street. Both are saved when they tie tomato cans on under their ponchos to stop the bullets of Fernandez and escape back to the United States.

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