Monday, July 9, 2012


Una ragione per vivere e una per morire – Italian title
Una razón para vivir y una para morir – Spanish title
Une raison pour vivre, une raison pour morir – French title
La horde des salopards – French title
Der Dicke und das Warzenschwein – German title
Sie verkaufen den Tod – German title
Uma razao para viver, uma razao para morrer – Argentinian title
De hårde halses hævn – Danish title
Djävulens drängar – Finnish title
Fort Holmanin verilöyly – Finnish title
Kuoleman peli – Finnish title
Paholaisen palkkalaiset – Finnish title
Itan iroes kai tous elegan katharmata – Greek title
O Bouldozas, o Falakros kai o Kitriniaris – Greek title
Ohyro Holman – Greek title
Élet vagy halál – Hungarian title
Prawo do zycia, prawo do smierci – Polish title
Uma Razão para Viver, Outra para Morrer – Portuguese title
De Hängdas revansch – Swedish title
Uppskov med doden – Swedish title
Yasamak icin bir neden, olmek icin bir neden – Turkish title
9 Hizli Adam – Turkish title
Razlog za ziveti in umreti – Yugoslavian title
A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die – English title
Massacre at Fort Holman – U.S.A. title

A 1972 Italian, Spanish, French, German co-production [Sancrosiap (Rome), Atlántida Films S.A. (Madrid), Europrodis (Paris), Corona Filmproduktion (Munich)]
Producer: Arthur Steloff
Director: Tonino Valerii
Story: Howard Sandford
Screenplay: Rafael Azcona, Ernesto Gastaldi, Tonino Valerii
Cinematography: Alexander Besch (Alejandro Ulloa) [Technicolor]
Music: Riz Ortolani
Running time: 112 minutes

Colonel Pembroke – James Coburn (James Coburn III)
Major Ward – Telly Savalas (Aristotle Savalas)
Eli Sampson – Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli)
Fred/Ed Wendel – William Spofford (Ugo Fangareggi)
Donald MacIvers – Robert Burton (Guy Mairesse)
Apache/Jeremy – Joseph P. Persaud (Turam Quibo)
Will Caulder/Fernandez – Guy Ranson (Adolfo Lastretti)
Sergeant Brent – Rene Kolldehoff (Reinhard Kelldehoff)
Sergeant Spike – Allan Leroy (Georges Géret)
Major Charles Ballard – Joseph Mitchell (José Suárez)
Scully – Ángel Álvarez (Angel Fernández)
Ward’s assistant – Fabrizio Moresco
Private Samuel Pickett – Benito Stefanelli
April – Sharin Sher
Farmer – Francisco Sanz
Roger – Mario Pardo (Mario Rodríguez)
With: Christopher Hill, Bill Norden, David Getzson, Crain Neal, Carson Drew, David Landau, Arthur Dean, Rudolf G. Boevini, Carla Mancini, Conchita Rabal, José Antonio López 

Former Union Colonel Pembroke, the former commander of Fort Holman, was expelled from the army because it was felt he was guilty of surrendering the fort without a fight to the southern forces. In fact he had surrendered their weapons only because the enemy was holding his son hostage. Having escaped from the camp where he was interned, he ends up, wrongly accused of theft, in the hands of a former colleague Major Charles Ballard who condemns him to death. In telling the truth, Pembroke convinces Ballard to give him a chance at redemption by allowing him to recapture Fort Holman. He is then assigned ten men, already condemned to be hanged for various crimes. Hinting at the possibility of granting them a pardon, Pembroke convinces the condemned men to follow him, and with their help gains entrance into the fort - manned by hundreds of soldiers and by an elaborate alarm system - destroying and killing the entire garrison along with Ward. After the battle, only Pembroke and Eli Sampson are still alive.


1 comment:

  1. great review and thanks for sharing tom own the wild east version of this and it is always a joy to watch this fill great actors as wells the setting and locations of the where the movie was filmed look amazing plus how can you go wrong will telly savalas cheers tom have a swell day