Saturday, November 5, 2011

JOHNNY COLT

Starblack - Italian title
Black Star - German title
Django - schwarzer Gott des Todes - German title
Johnny Colt - French title
O Estrela Negra - Portuguese title
Siyah Yildizli Serif - Turkish title
Johnny Colt - English title

A 1966 Italian, German co-production [Ambrosiana Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Paolo Moffa
Director: Gianni Grimaldi (Giovanni Grimaldi)
Story: Giovanni Grimaldi
Screenplay: Giovanni Grimaldi
Cinematography: Guglielmo Mancori [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Benedetto Ghiglia
Song: "Starblack" sung by Robert Woolds
Running time: 89 minutes

Cast:
Johnny ‘Colt’ Blyth/Starblack - Robert Woods
Caroline Williams - Elga Andersen
Curry - Franco Lantini
Jop - Howard Ross (Renato Rossini)
Williams - Graham Sooty (Virgilio Gazzolo)
Amelita - Janet Tilden (Marianne Tuch)
Thomas King - Harald Wolff
with: Rosella Bergamonti, Gian Luigi Cescenzi, Giulio Galadini, Valentino Macchi, Ettore Manni, Vincenzo Maggio, Franco Scala, Andrea Scotti, Sergio Ukmar


In New Mexico a town is terrorized by a corrupt banker and his gang of henchmen. The banker in turn is terrorized by a mysterious masked hombre called Starblack, who leaves a black star on the spot as a symbol of justice, similar to Zorro leaving the mark of a ‘Z’. In one particular scene our hero has saved the day and looking up at him adoringly a young woman admiringly calls out "Starblack!". The secondary story is about young Johnny Blyth returning home after a misadventure in Colorado and discovers his father has been murdered. Johnny is accompanied by his loyal servant, who is closely modeled after Zorro’s Bernardo, who pretends to be a mute, which enables him to gather useful information for his master. Of course these two turn out to be Starblack and his companion. Both turn the tables on the banker and his gang who they find out are the murderers of this father.

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0QvTyjSx3M
Robert Woods sings the main theme "Starblack" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq0cWwN0BKQ

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