Sunday, May 27, 2012


Mannaja – Italian title
Cego por vinganca – Brazilian title
Mannaja – Um Homem Chamado Blade – Brazilian title
Um Homem Chamado Mannaja – Brazilian title
Mannaja - A Man Called Blade – Danish title
Mannaja – Finnish title
Mannaja, l'homme à la hache – French title
El valle de la muerte – Spanish title
Mannaja das Beil des todes – German title
Der letzte der Bounty Killer – German title
O kavallaris me to Tsekouri – Greek title
Me fonazan Tsekouri – Greek title
Blade menneskejegeren – Norwegian title
 Mannaja, O Cavaleiro Solitário - Portuguese title
Mannaja – mannen med kottyxan – Swedish title
A Man Called Blade – English title

A 1977 Italian production [Devon Film, Medusa Film (Rome)]
Producer: Luciano Martino
Director: Sergio Martino
Story: Sergio Martino
Screenplay: Sergio Martino, Sauro Scavolini
Cinematography: Federico Zanni [Eastmancolor]
Music: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
Songs: ”Wolf”, “Snake” sung by Dandylion (Cesare De Natale)
Running time: 101 minutes

Merton/’Mannaja”/Blade – Maurizio Merli
Theo Valler – John Steiner
Deborah McGowan – Sonya Jeannine (Sonja Jeannine)
Burt Craven – Donald O’Brien (Donal O’Brien)
Edward M. McGowan – Philippe Leroy (Philippe Leroy-Beaudieu)
Angela – Martine Brochard
Gerard Merton – Rik Battaglia (Caterino Battaglia)
Government Agent – Enzo Fiermonte (Vincenco Fiermonte)
Johnny Johnny – Salvatore Puntillo
Dahlman – Nino Casale (Antonio Casale)
Old Timer – Enzo Maggio (Vincenzo Maggio)
Bartender – Sergio Tardioli
Lucy Merton – Sophia Lombardo
Valler henchmen – Ted Carter (Giovanni Pazzafini), Riccardo Petrazi, Claudio Ruffini, Franco Ukmar, Domenico Cianfriglia, Alberto Dell'Acqua, José Yepes (José Yepes Cardo)
Miners - Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Elio Angelucci
Stagecoach Guard - Bruno Di Luia
Passenger in stagecoach – Aldo Rendine

Merton, a bounty hunter nicknamed ‘Blade’ for his skill in using the ax, was shocked when, at an early age, he witnessed the murder of his father. Now an adult, he returns to his hometown to avenge his father's death. He finds the old murderer McGowan paralyzed and in a wheel chair and by his side Theo Valler an evil tyrant, who is his right-hand henchman. With the miners in revolt at McGowan’s mine, Merton is captured and tortured, but he is saved by the outlaw Burt Craven whom Blade had earlier released from his custody. Blade goes on the attack and disposes of Valler and his henchmen and sets the town free from tyranny. 


  1. Portuguese title:

    Mannaja, O Cavaleiro Solitário

  2. Thanks Antonio. Portuguese title added to post.