Saturday, March 24, 2012


Viva la muerte... tua! - Italian title
¡Viva la muerte... tuya! – Spanish title
Zwei wilde Companeros – German title
Das Todeslied der Companeros – German title
Zwei Galgenvögel geben Zunder – German title
Zwei tolle Companeros German title
Zwei wilde Companeros – German title
En viva de revoltuie – Belgium title
El Salvador – Finnish title
Eläköön kuolemasi – Finnish title
Hirttotuomio – Finnish title
Et viva la révolution! – French title
Pour quelques pepitas de plus – French title
Gigantes stin paranomia – Greek title
O thanatos sou i zoi mou – Greek title
Kötél és arany – Hungarian title
Tres bons inimigos – Portuguese title
Leve döden – Swedish title
Zivjela smrt... tvoja! Yugoslavian title
La guerilla - ? title
Companeros - ? title
Long Live Death… Yours – English title
Don’t Turn the Other Cheek – U.K. title
Long Live Your Death – U.S.A. title

A 1971 Italian, Spanish, German co-production [Tritone Filmindustria (Rome), Producciones Cinematograficas Orduña PC  (Madrid), Terra Filmkunst GMBH (Berlin)]
Producer: Mickey Knox, Juan de Orduña a (Juan Fernandez-Shaw)
Director: Duccio Tessari (Amadeo Tessari)
Story: “The Killer from Yuma” by Lewis B. Patten (Lewis Byford Patten)
Screenplay: Marcello Coscia, Massimo De Rita, Dino Maiuri (Arduino Maiuri), Duccio Tessari (Amadeo Tessari)
Dialogue: Günter Ebert [German], Juan de Orduña (Juan Fernandez-Shaw) [Spanish]
Cinematography: José F. Aguayo [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Gianni Ferrio, Ennio Morricone
Song: “Don’t Turn the Other Cheek” sung by Lynn Redgrave
Running time: 117 minutes

Prince Dimitri Vassilovich Orlowsky – Franco Nero (Francesco Sparanero)
Max Lozoya – Eli Wallach
Mary O’Donnell – Lynn Redgrave
Sheriff Randall – Horst Janson
General Huerta – Eduardo Fajardo
Yuma prison warden – José Moreno
Manuel Mendoza – Victor Israel (José Vilanova)
dying shepherd – José Jaspe (José Rivas)
Migoleto – Enrique Espinosa
bride – Gunda Hiller
Mendoza – Furio Meniconi
Joe Kelly – Dan van Husen (Daniel van Husen)
Bartender – Rudy Gaebell (Rudy Gaebel)
Telegrapher – Carla Mancini
Bandtis – Tito Garcia (Pablo Gonzalez), Mirko Ellis (Mirko Korcinsky), Luigi Antonio Guerra
Lupita – Marilù Tolo (Maria Tolo)
Mr. Callofen - Lorenzo Robledo
Orlowsky’s wife – Gisela Hahn (Gisela Drenkhan)

Mary O’Donnell, an unscrupulous journalist, in order to secure a sensational story, bribes sheriff Randall to allow "El Salvador", a hero of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, to escape so he can lead her to revolutionary Tomas where others are awaiting him to unleash a new uprising. Since El Salvador is dead, the sheriff, taking advantage of the fact that Mary has never seen the revolutionary, frees in his place the bandit Lozoya. Along with this Lozoya another bandit escapes, the self-styled Russian Prince Dimitri Orlowsky. The two outlaws - each of which is in possession of a part of the necessary data to discover a fabulous hidden treasure, they are obviously not interested in the revolutionary cause, and immediately move towards the goal that will give them wealth. As soon as they find the gold, however, they fall into the hands of the regular army of General Huerta, who, seizes the treasure, and condemns the two bandits to death. Fortunately they are freed by Mary, and the two outlaws agree to join the revolutionaries with the sole purpose of leading them against regular troops, and then retrieve the treasure. Gradually, however, they take conscience of the libertarian cause and lead a victorious attack on the troops of Huerta, while the whole treasure is distributed among the poor peons. Mary, meanwhile, announces to the two outlaws she has already prepared a plan to engage them in a new revolution in Guatemala.

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