Monday, January 30, 2012


Il 13 e’sempre Giuda – Italian title
Il tredicesimo è sempre Giuda – Italian title
Le treizième est un traitre – French title
Le treizieve… un traitre – French title
Den Siste Sjansen – Norwegian title
The 13th is a Judas – English title
The Last Traitor – English title

A 1971 Italian production [Castor Film (Rome)]
Producer: ?
Director: Joseph Warren (Giuseppe Vari)
Story: Ariano Bolzoni
Screenplay: Adriano Bolzoni
Dialogue: Ted Rusoff [English]
Cinematography: Angelo Lotti [Technicolot, Techniscope]
Music: Carlo Savina
Running time: 89 minutes

Captain Ned Carter – Donal O’Brien
Tim/Bill – Maurice Poli
Joe/Tommy – Dean Stratford (Dino Strano)
Mary Belle Owens – Maily Doria
Judge Stump – Fortunato Arena
Slim – Giuseppe Castellano
Emilia – Adriana Giuffré
General – Attilio Dottesio
Photographer – Franco Pesce
With: Giuseppe Bellucci, Gianni Bernini, Enzo Filippi, Emy Della Betta, Miimmo Maggio (Vincenzo Maggio), Enrico Marciani, Alessandro Perella, Luca Sportelli, Gabriele Villa, John Ely (Gian Elia)

In Sonora, a small village bordering Mexico, a group of people are preparing to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Captain Ned Carter and Mary Belle Owens. The guests become nervous when someone notices the table has been set for 13 an unlucky number. The suspicion is confirmed shortly afterwards by the arrival of a stagecoach carrying the bodies of the bride and three other passengers. Finding the guilty parties of the crime immediately becomes a priority. The mystery is finally cleared up by two of the guests, Tim and Joe, who, investigating on their own, manage to find out that Ned is responsible for the crimes. It seems that during the time of the Civil War, he had taken possession of a large shipment of Confederate gold, which was then hidden in an abandoned mine owned by the father of Mary Bell. After the war he romances Mary Belle in order to find the hidden location of the gold. He is forced to kill the girl's father, after discovering the secret location. Shortly before the wedding, Ned had had to kill his girlfriend, who, suspecting he was responsible for her father's death, had gone to the authorities and two undercover government agents had accompanied her to the wedding. Ned will pay for his sins, succumbing to the vengeance of one of the guests at the wedding, Tim, who was sincerely in love with Mary Bell.

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