Friday, July 27, 2012


Minnesota Clay – Italian title
Minnesota Clay – Italian title
L’homme du Minnesota – French title
Le justicier du Minnesota – French title
Minnesota Clay – German title
Skliros ekdikitis – Greek title
Balas Assassinas – Portuguese title
Minnesota Clay - Spanish title
Intikam kasirgasi – Turkey title
Minnesota Clay – U.S.A. title

A 1964 Italian, Spanish, French co-production [Ultra Film, Sicili Cinematografica (Palermo), Jaguar Films (Madrid), Franco London Films (Paris)]
Producer: Danilo Marciani
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Story: Adriano Bolzoni
Screenplay: Adriano Bolzoni, Sergio Corbucci, José Gutiérrez Maesso
Cinematography: Pepe Aguayo (José Aguayo) [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Piero Piccioni (Gianpiero Piccioni)
Running time: 95 minutes

Minnesota Clay Mulligan – Cameron Mitchell (Cameron Mizell)
Dominiqu Ortiz Mendoza – Fernando Sancho (Fernando Les)
Andy Barr – Alberto Cevenini
Sheriff ‘Five Aces’ Fox – Georges Rivière
Uncle Jonathan – Antonio Casas (Antonio Barros)
Millicet – Joe Kamel (Giuseppe Frisaldi)
Nancy Mulligan – Diana Martin
Estella – Ethel Rojo (Ethel Castro)
Estella’s father – Antonio Jiménez (Antonio Escribano)
Tubbs – Nando Poggi (Ferdinando Poggi)
Doctor Lieutenant Stevens – Julio Peña (Julio Munoz)
Scratchy/Gracieto – Gino Pernice (Luigi Pernice)
Miguel – Álvaro de Luna (Alvaro Blanco)
Milton/Malcolm – Angel Menendez
Bartender – Pietro Tordi
Fox henchmen – Guillermo Méndez, Fernando Sánchez Polack
Ortiz henchmen – Simon Arriaga, José Manuel Martín (José Pérez)
Mute – Anthony Ross (Antonio Rossi)
Townsman – José Riesgo (José Cortina)
Narrator – Tommy Noonan (Thomas Noone)
With: Patricia De Frate, Toni Fuentes (Antonio Fuentes), Mario Morales, Manuel Peña, Alfonso Rojas (Alfonso González), Carlos Villafranca, Madelaine Deheco

Sentenced to twenty years hard labor for a crime he did not commit, Minnesota Clay escapes from prison, driven not only by an instinct for liberty, but by a desire to return to Mesa Encantada, New Mexico, home of the reluctant witness to his innocence. Suffering from the loss of his eyesight he finds the city is being fought over by two gangs: one led by the fierce Ortiz, a Mexican general defector, the other led by Sheriff Fox, the man who remained been silent at his trial. The two leaders would benefit from the help of Clay, who has a reputation as an expert marksman with a pistol, but he is disgusted by these proposals and refuses, turning both against him. Clay is then hunted and luckily manages to find refuge with his newfound daughter Nancy and old friend Jonathan. Ortiz is then eliminated by Estella, but Clay must now face Fox in a duel, directed by his hearing, he wounds Fox and forces him to confess the truth publicly that Clay was not involved in any crime.

[There are two endings that exist for this film. One - he lies dying in the arms of his daughter. Two - he rides off later wearing a pair of glasses. Stopping he throws his glasses in the air and shooting the lenses out of the frames while smiling to himself.]


  1. A small rectification in the portuguese title:

    Balas Assassinas

  2. Your small rectification has been rectified. Thanks Antonio.

  3. When somebody will write a book about the great Cameron Mitchell?
    Best regards,

  4. "Minnesota Clay" was a great film when it came out but unfortunately I wouldn't know since I haven't seen it. As an aspiring filmmaker, my number one rule whenever I plan on remaking a classic film is that I have to see the original film first before I actually remake it. In this case, however, I'm breaking that rule and will remake the film anyway. In the near future, once I've remade the film, I hope I get plenty of praise and ultimately an award. It's just one of many films I hope and wish to make and hopefully I'll get to it. Until then, wish me luck.