Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A MAN CALLED SLEDGE


Banditten Sledge – Dutch title
Kuoleman coltit – Finnish title
Un homme nommé Sledge – French title
Der Einsame aus dem westen – German title
Adistaktos pistolero – Greek title
Sledge – Italian title
Czlowiek zwany Mlotem – Polish title
Viagem para o Inferno – Portuguese title
Cabalgando al inferno – Spanish title
Kurt gibi – Turkish title
A Man Called Sledge – U.S.A. title

A 1970 Italian production [Dino De Laurentis Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producers: Dino De Laurentis, Harry Bloom
Director: Vic Morrow (Victor Morrow)
Story: Massimo D’Avack
Screenplay: Massimo D’Avack, Frank Kowalski, Vic Morrow (Victor Morrow)
Cinematography: Luigi Kuveiller [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Gianni Ferrio (Giovanni Ferrio)
Song: “Other Men’s Gold” sung by Stefan Grossman
Running time: 93 minutes

Cast:
Luther Sledge – James Garner (James Baumgarner)
Erwin Ward – Dennis Weaver (William Weaver)
Hooker – Claude Akins
“Old Man” – John Marley
Ria – Laura Antonelli (Laura Antonaz)
Sheriff Ripley – Wayde Preston (William Strange)
Floyd – Ken Clark (Kenneth Clark)
Mallory – Tony Young
Jade – Paola Barbara (Paolina Prato)
Sister – Laura Betti (Laura Trombetta)
Bice – Bruno Corazzari
Poker player – Remo De Angelis
Kehoe – Altiero Di Giovanni
Toby – Lorenzo Fineschi
Joyce – Franco Giornelli
Elizabeth – Didi Perego (Aida Perego)
Guthrie – Lorenzo Piani
Beetle – Mario Valgoi
Simms – Herman Reynoso (Hermano Reynoso)
Red – Steffen Zacharias
Gold guard scout – Vic Morrow
Warden – Riccardo Garrone
‘The Wolf’ – Luciano Rossi
Prisoners – Fausto Tozzi, Angelo Infanti, Franco Balducci, Tiberio Mitri
With: Allan Jones, Barta Barry (Bernabe Barri), Orso Maria Guerrini, Giovani Di Benedetto


Sledge, an outlaw with a large price on his head, is determined to steal a cargo of gold en route to a fortress. Putting aside the idea of ​​attacking the convoy during transport because of the presence of a large number of well-armed guards, Sledge comes up with a clever trick: using one of his henchmen Erwin Ward, pretending to be a law officer, Sledge is taken to the fortress as a prisoner in Ward’s custody. After taking control of the fortress and the gold it soon ends up in the hands and those of his henchmen who gamble it away. A fierce battle then rages between the gang, to take sole possession of the spoils. During these clashes Ria, Sledge’s woman is brutally murdered. For this deed Sledge turns on his men and eliminates the murderers one at a time and in the end loses the gold.

 

2 comments:

  1. I like this sw and I love seeing Garner down, dirty and mean. Great cast.

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  2. Although Garner hates this film I agree and it's always a treat to see Mr. Garner play mean for a change.

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