Sunday, May 13, 2012


Une corde a l’aube – French title
Il magnifico west – Italian title
El Oeste magnifico – Spanish title
My Name is Texas Bill – English title
The Magnificent Texan – U.K. title
Magnificent West – U.S.A. title

A 1972 Italian production [Dinmanica (Rome)]
Producer: Elio Ottaviani
Director: Gianni Crea
Story: Gianni Crea
Screenplay: Gianni Crea
Cinematography: Giovanni Raffaldi [Eastmancolot, widescreen]
Music: Stelvio Cipriani
Running time: 84 minutes

Texas Bill – Vassili Karis (Vassili Karamesinis)
Lefty Jim – Lorenzo Fineschi
Fred – Derio Pino (Dario Pino)
‘Pistola’ – Italo Gasperini
Sam Gun – Gennarino Pappagalli
Martin – Gordon Mitchell (Charles Pendleton)
Mary – Fiorella Mannoia
Bearded henchman – Emilio Messina
With: Enzo Pulcrano (Vincenzo Pulcrano), Sergio Scarchilli, Pino Mattei (Giuseppe Mattei), Mimmo Raffa (Domenico Raffa)

A young gunslinger named Texas Bill and his faithful friend Pistola save an innkeeper and his daughter Mary from the hands of two outlaws just a few years after saving two brothers, Fred and Jim, from an unjust hanging. Their dual action raises the ire of Martin, a gang leader who dominates, with terror the city of Tucson. He tries to get rid of Texas by having him jailed, but the young gunman, with the help of Pistola, escapes and joins a group of farmers who had settled in a village a few miles from Tucson. Anticipating a showdown with Martin's men, they are prepared to meet the gang head-on and when the do attack are soundly defeated. Martin’s rule is reduced to impotence, Texas along with Mary, rides off to new adventures.

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