Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Garringo - Italian title
Garringo i morti non si contano - Italian title
Juagando a morir - Spanish title
Garringo - French title
Garringo - der Henker - German title
The Dead are Countless - U.S.A. title
Garringo - English title

A 1969 Italian, Spanish co-production [Tritone Filmindustria (Rome), Norberto Solino Profilms 21 (Madrid)]
Producer: Bruno Bolognesi
Director: Rafael R. Marchent (Rafael Romero Marchent)
Story: Joaquin Luis Romero Marchent, Giovanni Scolaro
Screenplay: Joaquin Luis Romero Marchent, Nino Scolaro (Giovanni Scolaro), Arpad De Riso
Cinematography: Aldo Ricci [Eastmancolor, Cromoscope]
Music: Marcello Giombini
Running time: 90 minutes

Lieutenant ‘Garringo’ Harris - Anthony Steffen (Antonio de Teffe)
Johnny - Peter Lee Lawrence (Karl Hirenbach)
Julie - Solvi Stubing
Damon - Raf Baldassarre (Rafaelle Baldassarre)
Sheriff Klaus - JoséBódalo (José Zúffoli)
Harriman - Antonio Molino Rojo
Nancy Grayson - Marta Monterrey (Maria Salerno)
Wilson - Barta Barry (Bernabe Barri)
Johnny as a boy - A. Lawrence
Julie as a girl - Maribel del Pozo
Doctor Grayson - Luis Induni (Luigi Radici)
Tom - Lorenzo Robeldo
Bill - Frank Braña (Francisco Pérez)
Ted - Tito García (Pablo González)
Sarah - Rossana Rovere (Lugina Rovere)
Johnny’s henchman - Guillermo Méndez
telegrapher - Xan das Bolas (Tomas Pena)
general - Alfonso Rojas (Alfonso Gonzalez)
cowboy - Carlos R. March (Carlos Romero Marchent)
with: Luis Marín (José Gutiérrez), Mario Morales, Luis Barboo, José Moreno

As a little boy Johnny watches as an army officer kills his for desertion. Johnny runs away and is found by a farmer who raises him as a son. Years pass, and a cowboy teaches Johnny how to use a gun. Johnny becomes an excellent gunman but puts his skill and the lessons learned to kill every soldier he encounters to avenge his father’s murder. The army sends Lieutenant ‘Garringo’ Harris to investigate the matter and put an end to the senseless killings. Garringo is also an excellent gunman and uses violence to attain his goal. The trail leads to the small town where Johnny grew up and finds that the towns sheriff, Klaus, was the man who raised Johnny. This complicates matters and makes the task of bringing in Johnny more difficult.

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeIr0cI2fOc

1 comment:

  1. "Garringo" is actually the mispronunciation of "Gringo". As for the child actor who plays Johnny Creed as a boy, A. Lawrence, his real names is Felipe Morales and his older brother Mario is also in the film with him. Mario Morales was born in 1947 while Felipe was born in 1955. Mario continues to act but Felipe retired from acting in 1984 to become a security guard in Mexico City which is a job he still maintains. He was credited as A. Lawrence in the Western "Garringo" from 1969 and it was his only Spaghetti Western. Today he is 68 years old and lives with his wife, Rochelle, in Mexico City where they have been since 1985. They have one son, Julio Morales, born in 1989. I wish them well.