Monday, June 4, 2012


The Man Called Noon – U.K. title
Lo chiamavano mezzogiorno – Italian title
Un hombre llamado Noon – Spanish title
El pistolero sin nombre – Spanish title
Hævneren uden fortid – Danish title
Mies nimeltä Noon – Finnish title
Les colts au soleil – French title
Der Mann aus El Paso – German title
Pyromena colt – Greek title
Człowiek zwany Noon – Polish title
Mannen med guldkulorna – Swedish title
Soz Shahlarin – Turkish title
The Man Called Noon – U.S.A. title

A 1973 British, Italian, Spanish co-production [Frontier Film Productions (London), Finarco (Rome), Films Montana (Madrid)]
Producer: Euan Lloyd
Director: Peter Collinson
Story: Louis L’Amour (Louis LaMoore)
Screenplay: Scot Finch (Scott Finch), Tony Record (Antonio Recoder)
Cinematography: John Cabrera [Technicolor, CinemaScope]
Music: Luis Bacalov
Running time: 100 minutes

Rubal Noon/Jonas Mandin – Richard Crenna
J.B.Rimes – Stephen Boyd (William Millar)
Fan Davidge – Rosanna Schiaffino (Rosa Schiaffino)
Judge Niland – Farley Granger (Farley Granger II)
Peg Cullane – Patty Shepard
Ben Janish – Ángel del Pozo (Ángel Merino)
Bayles – Howard Ross (Renato Rossini)
Kissling – Aldo Sambrell (Alfredo Brell)
Henneker – José Jaspe (José Rivas)
Lang – Charlie Bravo (Ramon Bravo)
Brakeman – Ricardo Palacios (Ricardo Diez)
Mitt Ford – Fernando Hilbeck (Fernando Gavalda)
Dave Cherry – José Canalejas
Christobal – Julián Ugarte (Julian Landa)
Old Mexicans – Adolfo Thous, Barta Barri (Bernabé Barri)
Charlie – César Burner
Ranch hand – Bruce M. Fischer
Cowboy – Manuel de Blas (Manuel Muñoz)

A hired killer, Ruble Noon is shot in the head in an attempted assassination. Instead of being killed, he loses his memory. He meets and befriends outlaw R.B. Rimes. Together, they try to piece together the clues and discover who shot him and just who he is. They travel to a ranch owned by Fan Davidge where he discovers a remote hideout that seems familiar to him. Pursued by Judge Niland and the sister of a man named Cullane a lawyer, whom they are convinced was killed by Noon. The many adventures and bloody clashes lead Noon to slowly recall his memory and discover the location of gold he has hidden away.



  1. I really like this oft over-looked and rarely discussed sw and I wish a good widescreen dvd was available. Crenna has never been better.

  2. I agree. I had read the book before seeing the film which is usually a bad thing to do but it followed the story pretty close. The excellent score by Bacalov also helps.