Thursday, June 14, 2012


Arizona Colt – French title
Arizoan Colt – German title
Halleluja Companeros! – German title
Arizona Colt – Greek title
Arizona Colt – Italian title
Il pistolero di Arizona – Italian title
Arizona Colt – Portuguese title
Arizona Colt – Spanish title
50.000 Dollar för Arizona Colt – Swedish title
The Man from Nowhere – U.S.A. title

A 1966 Italian, French co-production [Leone Film (Rome), Orphée Productions (Paris)]
Producer: Elio Scardamaglia
Director: Michele Lupo
Story: Ernesto Gastaldi, Luciano Martino
Screenplay: Ernesto Gastaldi
Dialogue: Lewis E. Cianelli [English dialogue]
Cinematography: Guglielmo Mancori [Tehnicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Francesco De Masi
Song: “Arizona Colt” sung by Raoul (Ettore Lovecchio)
Song: “From the West”, “Broken Heart Ranch” sung by I Cantori Moderni
Running time: 116 minutes

Arizona Colt – Giuliano Gemma
Torres ‘Gordo Watch – Fernando Sancho (Fernando Les)
Jane/Jacqueline – Corrine Marchand
Kay/Clay – Nello Pazzafini (Giovanni Pazzafini)
Pedro/Pete – Andrea Bosic (Ignazio Božič)
Double Whiskey – Roberto Camardiel (Roberto Escudero)
Sheriff –Mirko Ellis (Mirko Korcinsky)
John – Gérard Lartigau
Dolores – Rosalba Neri
Preacher – Pietro Tordi
Will – Tom Felleghy (Tamás Fellegi)
Banker – Gianni Solaro (Gianni Lorenzon)
Undertaker – Renato Chiantoni
Rancher – Otto Rock (Pietro Ceccarelli)
Murdered ranchers – Pietro Martellanza, Giovanni Scarciofolo
Watch henchmen – Álvaro  de Luna (Alvaro Blanco), José Manuel Martín, José Terrón (José Penaranda). Enrique Santiago
Saloon patrons – Fortunato Arena, Fulvio Mingozzi
Townsman – Elio Angelucci
Bandits – Bruno Arié
With: Valentino Macchi, Emma Baron (Emma Barbon), José Orjas (José Gonzalez), Piero Morgia, Guglielmo Spoletini, Omero Capanna, Ronald Adam (Ronald Adams)

A terrible gang of outlaws infest the area of Blackstone Hill: The leader, Gordon Watch, in the need of men, assaults a prison and recruits prisoners branding with an S on their arm. During one of these recruits, he takes Arizona Colt, a gunslinger who requests an extension of time before deciding on the offer of the bandit. Going to Blackstone Hill, Arizona meets Kay, a member of the gang, follows Dolores, the daughter of Pedro, owner of the saloon, to a nearby barn and kills her. Pedro decides to take revenge and enlists the help of Arizona who accepts on the condition of spending a night with Jane, the sister of the murdered girl. Reluctantly Pedro accepts the ignoble price. Arizona kills Kay, but ends up being tortured by Gordon and is treated at the home of Pedro, where he recovers with the help of Jane. Arizona decides to end the deal but later at an abandoned church where he is hiding, along with his faithful friend Double Whiskey, Arizona is joined by Jane who asks him to intervene because Gordon is destroying the entire village. The young gunslinger returns to Blackstone Hill, confronts and kills Gordon and then goes away despite the sincere love that now unites him with Jane.


1 comment:

  1. "The Man From Nowhere" was also known as "Arizona Colt" which was an alias I adopted long before I knew the film ever existed. That was the name I called myself whenever I played "Cowboys & Indians" but my parents don't know that. They don't even remember and I don't even use it as much. I often use my other nicknames such as "Benny" and "Bubba". But I DO like and STILL like the name Arizona Colt. And guess what? I'm keeping that nickname. And I know I'm not the only one who has called themselves that but what the Hell, right? As long as I'm okay with it that's fine. A pretty cool name for a pretty cool guy. And not just for Giuliano "Ringo" Gemma, AKA Montgomery Wood, but also for me as well. I'll say this though. He may be from Nowhere, but I'M from America. And that ain't nowhere I'd rather be. Yee Haw!