Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Macho Killers

El Macho – Italian title
El Macho – Spanish title
El Macho – French title
El Macho – Portuguese title
Macho Killers – U.S.A. title

A 1977 Italian, Argentinian co-production [S.B. Produzione (Rome)]
Producers: Riccardo Billi, Alberto Pani, Nicola Vinzi
Director: Mark Andrew (Marcello Andrei)
Story: Fabio Pittorru (Fabio Pittorru-Floresta)
Screenplay: Mark Andrew (Marcello Andrei), Fabio Pittorru (Fabio Pittorru-Floresta)
Cinematography: Luciano Trasatti [Gevacolor, Techniscope]
Music: Marcello Ramoino
Song: “El Macho” sung by Sammy Bardot
Running time: 110 minutes

El Buitre/Buzzard – Carlos Monzón
Kid El Macho – Carlos Monzón
Hidalgo/’TheDuke’ – George Hilton (Jorge Acosta y Lara)
Helen/Kelly – Malisa Longo (Maria Longo)
Susana/Soledad – Susana Giménez (Susana Sanders)
Ross – Giuseppe Castellano
Sheriff Teddy Ross – Benito Stefanelli
Gunner – Bruno di Luia
Deputy – Gilberto Galimberti
Angel – Vittorio Fanfoni
Sam – Enzo Maggio (Vincenzo Maggio)
With: Bruno Arié, Black Maria Marsella, Attilio Severini, Branca Lorenzo Bruni, Alfonsina Cotungo, Giuseppina Grimaudo, Sergio Serafini, Calisto Calisti, Pietro Ceccarelli

Kid El Macho an adventurer and gambler, looks like the twin brother of a miserable outlaw, The Buzzard, who usually tags along with the bandit, Hidalgo, to rob the victims of his criminal enterprise. When Hidalgo, assaults a coach, taking hold of a cargo of gold belonging to the banker Teddy Ross, he and the sheriff convince El Macho, promising him a $10,000 reward, to pretend to be The Buzzard, who was killed shortly after the robbery, and in that disguise recover the stolen gold. The former girlfriend of The Buzzard, Kelly, discovers the disguise and a plot is discovered that El Macho has been tricked by Ross and the sheriff to defraud the insurance company. The tables are turned and with Kelly, El Macho will enjoy the gold of the dishonest banker.

1 comment:

  1. Carlos Monzon would later go on to be charged with murder in the death of his wife and spend some time in a prison in Argentina. He died in a car accident in 1995 while on furlough.