Friday, November 11, 2011


Johnny Yuma - International title

A 1966 Italian production [West Film, Tiger Film (Rome)]
Producer: Italo Zingarelli
Director: Romolo Guerrieri (Romolo Girolami)
Story: Michael Skory (Sauro Scavolini)
Screenplay: Fred Munch (Fernando di Leo), Romolo Guerrieri (Romolo Girolami), Michael Skory (Sauro Scavolini), Giovanni Simonelli
Cinematography: Mario Capriotti [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Nora Orlandi
Songs: "Johnny Yuma", "That Silent Man" sung by The Wilder Brothers (John Ireson, Wayne Parham)
Running time: 100 minutes

Johnny Yuma - Mark Damon (Alan Herskovitz)
Lawrence/Linus Jerome Carradine - Lawrence Dobkin
Samantha Felton - Rosalba Neri
Don Pedro - Louis Vanner (Luigi Vannucchi)
Zorito - Fidel Gonzalez
Pitt - Gus Harper (Gustavo D’Arpe)
Thomas Felton - Leslie Daniels (Anthony La Penna)
Susan - Dada Gallotti (Alba Gallotti)
Sancho - Frank Liston (Franco Lantieri)
Sugar - Ned Poger (Ferdinando Poggi)
Hans Vander Oder - Johnny Solaro (Gianni Lorenzon)
saloon girl - Mirella Dugan (Mirella Pamphili)

In Santamargo, Mexico, Samantha Felon kills her husband to inherit his ranch. Samantha is unable to find the will and fears that the property will go to Felton’s nephew of who has recently arrived for the festival of San Fermin and is known as Johnny Yuma. Samantha stays in seclusion with the help of Don Pedro, her younger vicious brother. She hires a famous gunslinger, Linus Carradine Linus to eliminate Johnny. But in the meantime, Johnny and Carradine have the opportunity to meet, and save each other's lives. As a token of the their friendship they exchange guns. Johnny, then, comes to Santamargo first and is thought to be the gunman Carradine because of the initials on his exchanged holster. Yuma takes the opportunity to appear at his uncle's house and open the safe which holds the secret will. Discovered, he is brutally beaten. When it is once again out in force and freedom. He is then confronted by Linus, who intends to keep his commitment to Samantha, and invites Johnny to fight him in a duel. But soon the two realize they have into a trap, and of both have been sentenced to death by Don Pedro and his henchmen. They readily reconcile and destroy the whole band. Johnny returns to the ranch to find Linus dying and Samantha dead

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  1. Still one of my Top 10 favorite Spaghetti Westerns! This was the very first Italian Western I ever saw and it was so different from any other Western I had seen before it--I immediately became a fan.

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