Monday, December 10, 2012


Un poker di pistole – Italian title
Poker med Pistoler – Danish title
Pistoolipokeri – Finnish title
Poker au Colt – French title
Poker mit Pistolen – German title
Pkoer me pistolia – Greek title
Balas em jogo – Portuguese title
Poker con pistolas – Spanish title
Dollar i potten – Swedish title
Poker with Pistols – English title

A 1967 Italian production [Italcine TV Picienne (Rome)]
Producers: Gabriele Silvestri, Franco Palombi
Director: Joseph Warren (Giuseppe Vari)
Story: Augusto Caminito, Fernando Di Leo
Screenplay: Augusto Caminito, Fernando Di Leo
Cinematography: Angelo Lotti [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Lallo Gori (Coriolano Gori)
Running time: 86 minutes

Bronson/Ponson Terrail/George Benson – George Hilton (Jorge Acosta y Lara)
Lucas – George Eastman (Luigi Montefiore)
Lola – Annabella Incontrera
Masters – Dick Palmer (Domenico Palmara)
Lazar – José Torres (José Medina)
Lola’s Father – Aymo Albetelli
Pat – Valentino Macchi
Sheriff – Giulio Maculani
Master’s henchmen – Nick Roman (Nicola Di Gioia), Claudio Ruffini, Giuseppe Castellano
Roulette player – Elio Angelucci
Mexican bandit – Gino Marturano (Luigi Marturano)

To pay gambling debts Lucas contracts with Ponson Terrail, and is forced to drive a car with a load of paper from one city to another. A certain character named Chamaco, accompanies Lucas on the last leg of the trip. Lucas replaces the load of paper with another where a bag of poker chips are hidden, which will be exploited in the local saloon along with Terrail. At the saloon the two fall into an ambush plotted by Masters, who controls all the illegal activities in the area. Employed by Masters works an old failed painter, wanted by the police for his work as a forger and comes into conflict between Lucas and Masters. During the night, after a violent shootout, Lucas and Terrail have the upper hand on Masters and his band, but then Terrail tries to kill his partner. The intervention of Lazar, a Mexican and unseen witness to all the events, sets things right.

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