Thursday, December 29, 2011


Kitosch, l’uomo che veniva dal nord – Italian title
Frontera al sur – Spanish title
Sang et or – French title
Der Mann, der aus dem Norden kam – German title
O anthropos pou irthe apo ton Vorra – Greek title
Kitosh, the Man Who Came from the North – English title

A 1966 Spanish, Italian co-production [Atlántida Films S.A. (Madrid), Pacific Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: José Luis Jerez Aloza
Director: Joseph Marvin (José Boves)
Story: Joseph Marvin (José Boves)
Screenplay: Joseph Marvin (José Boves), Fulvio Gicca (Fulvia Gicca Palli)
Cinematography: Fausto Rossi [Eastmancolor, Euroscope]
Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Running time: 100 minutes

David/Kitosch – George Hilton (Jorge Lara)
Eva/Ada – Krista Nell (Doris Kristanel)
Major Zachary Baker – Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Mark – Enrique Ávila
José Donnell/McCoy/‘Renegade’ – Gustavo Rojo (Gustavo Pinto)
José Donnell/McCoy ‘Renegade henchman – Luis Barboo
Guide – Ricardo Palacios (Ricardo Diez)
Mountie Captain – Francisco Nieto
Mountie – Riccardo Diaz
Widows - Verónica Luján, Mercedes Taur, Adela Tauler (Ada Tauler)
with: Guillermo Méndez, José Bastida, Rafael Morales, Ricardo Rubinstein, Pablo Blanco (Pablo Soto), Manuel Ruiz, Rafael Vaquero, Joaquín Solís, Nacho Vidal

The Canadian military authorities must transfer a load of gold through an area infested with four bands of marauders and Indians all lead by the mysterious McCoy aka "Renegade". To make it safely, the transport is assigned to Major Zachary Becker who, during an ambush, is helped by Kitosch, a brave former Mountie, a rather undisciplined but knowledgeable frontiersman. Kitosch is, sought after by an Indian tribe because of his offensive actions toward them, when Major Becker disappears into the waters of a river, Kitosch takes on his identity and joins a caravan of five coffins, five women dressed in mourning and a company of redcoats. Upon reaching Fort Eagle they find it destroyed but, Kitosch and his fellow travelers camp out there. They learn the load of gold has been hidden in the coffins, soon what’s left of the fort is attacked by all the bands of "Renegade". But Kitosch valiantly defends the gold against the Indian and bandit attacks, and when everything is settled, he is able to identify the strange figure of the Indian missionary as the true "Renegade" and kills him.


1 comment:

  1. In the near future, I will be remaking this film under the name of "Kitosch". It is actually a remake of TWO Spaghetti Western films. This one, "Kitosch, The Man Who Came From The North", and "The Last Of The Badmen". My character, David Kitosch, is hired by the Pinkerton Detective Agency to bring in the wanted outlaw Black Tracy, who suffers from both PTSD and epilepsy. The film will be dedicated to the memory of George Hilton and it will be filmed in South Africa. In the film, there will be a few scenes that are reminiscent of all Spaghetti Westerns. There's one scene where a guy is at a poker table with Kitosch and accuses him of cheating. He pulls out a derringer pistol, but in his hurry to kill Kitosch, he drops it on the floor. While looking under the table, Kitosch points his gun at the man and shoots him through the right eye, killing him. Then there's another scene where Black Tracy tells a man that he is gonna nail him to his front door. That actually happened in "Last Of The Badmen". Then there's another scene where one of Black Tracy's henchmen throws multiple knives at Kitosch and decides to go for his gun. After he runs out of bullets, Kitosch picks up one of the knives and throws it right back at the guy, striking and killing him. Then there's another scene where Kitosch creeps up on Black Tracy's men and pulls off sneak attacks. One bad guy is stung by a scorpion, one is bitten by a rattlesnake, and another has his throat slashed. Then there's a scene where Kitosch challenges a Mexican bandit to a duel that involves them having multiple shots of tequila. I COULD tell ya how the movie ends, but you'll just have to find out for yourselves. Wish me luck and see ya later. Adios.