Thursday, February 28, 2013


La ciudad maldita – Spanish title
La note rossa del Falco – Italian title
The Crimson Night of the Hawk – English title
Red Harvest – English title

A 1976 Spanish, Italian co-production [Dara Films (Barcelona), PEA (Rome)]
Producer: José María Cunillés, Antonio Girasante, Luis Marin, Alberto Grimaldi
Director: John Wood (Juan Bosch Palau)
Story: “Red Harvest” by Dashiell Hammett
Screenplay: Juan Bosch (Juan Bosch Palau), Alberto De Stefanis
Cinematography: Gino Santini [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Franco Julian
Running time: 91 minutes

OP – Chet Bakon/Bacon
Dinah – Diana Lorys (Anna Vega)
Sheriff Noonan – Roberto Camardiel (Roberto Escudero)
Max Thaler – Denny Martín (José Martínez)
Don Wilson – Alan Collins (Luciano Pigozzi)
Peter – Antonio Molino Rojo
With: Nat Greenwood, Adolfo Thous, Eduardo Bea, Frank Clement (Francisco Clement), Francisco Casares, Manuela Alcardi, Lone Fleming (Lone Faerch), Jose Antonio Mayans, José Yepes (José Cardo), Jesús Enguita

[The mysterious Chet Bacon/Bakon. Often credited erroneously as a alias for Gianni Garko you can see the man is not Garko. He's a Spanish local actor who was given a break and the lead role by Juan Bosch.]

Personville is a western town where greed for wealth has corrupted all its citizens and starts a spiral of crime. Finding an atmosphere unbearable, Donald Wilson turns to a private detective agency for help and they send their best agent to investigate. Once in town the detective fails to make contact with his client as Wilson is found dead in the street. Wilson’s girlfriend Dinah now fears for her life, but the detective can eventually discover the misdeeds of the city, from those put in place by Sheriff Noonan.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy 75th Birthday Rosanna Yanni

Marta Susana Yanni Paxot was born on February 27, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is best known by her stage name Rosanna Yanni sometimes spelled Rossana Yanni.

She debuted in her home town, working in revues as a chorus girl. After working two years as a fashion model in Italy, in 1963 she moved to Madrid and there began her film career. She starred in over 40 films between 1963 and 1980, and after a long pause resumed her career in the late 1990s until the early 2000s. Rosanna appeared in three Euro-westerns: “White Comanche” (1968), “Sonny and Jed” and “What am I Doing in the Middle of a Revolution” (both 1972).

Today we celebrate Rosanna Yanni’s 75th birthday. 

Happy 75th Birthday Pascale Petit

Born Anne-Marie Petit, Paris, February 27, 1938 in Paris, France, the future actress Pascale Petit, was raised by her father, a musician, after her parents’ divorce. She lived her early years dedicated to her father and learned his talent for drawing.  This ability led her to pursue artistic studies at the Academy Charpentier.

The actress Françoise Lugagne noticed the beauty of Pascale and thought that the girl could be the pearl sought by her husband, the director Raymond Rouleau, for a secondary role in the film he was about to perform, "The Crucible "(1956). It was her next two films film, which launched her career. "A Life" produced by Annie Dorfmann and "The Cheaters" (1958) a work, depicting the adventures of four young teenagers from Saint-Germain-des-Pres, was a remarkable success. Pascale Petit, now a star in their own right, was given the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti, awarded annually to a promising young French actress.
Petit would go on to appear in over 55 films and TV appearances, her last appearance being in 2001’s TV series “Sous le soleil”. Pascale has appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Find a Place to Die” (1968) and “Cowboy Kid” (1972).

Today we celebrate Pascale Petit’s 75th birthday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New DVD Release

The Tramplers

Director: Albert Band
Starring: Gordon Scott, Joseph Cotton, James Mitchum, Franco Nero

Label: Wild East - Spaghetti Western Collection Volume 44
Region: 0 – NTSC
Extras: Photo gallery
Available February 26, 2013


Giubbe rosse – Italian title
Redcoats – Danish title
Bill Cormack, le federe – French title
Die Rotröcke – German title
Dei gnadenlose Meute – German title
Cormack, o atromitos kynigos – Greek title
Czerwone kubraki – Polish title
Guerrera rojas – Spanish title
Colmillo blanco al ataque – Spanish title
Cormack of the Mounties – English title
Killers of the Savage North – English title
Royal Mounted Police – English title
The Mounties – English title
Red Coat – English title

A 1974 Italian production [Coralta Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Alfonso Donati
Director: Joe D’Amato (Aristide Massaccessi)
Story: Claudio Bernabei, Aristide Massaccessi
Screenplay: Claudio Bernabei, Aristide Massaccessi, George Eastman (Luigi Montefiori)
Cinematography: Joe D’Amato (Aristide Massaccessi) [Technicolor, widescreen]
Music: Carlo Rustichelli
Song: “Day After Day” sung by Lynne Frederick
Running time: 100 minutes

Corporal Bill Cormack – Fabio Testi
Doctor Higgins – Lionel Stander
Wolf Seattle – Robert Hundar (Claudio Undari)
Jimmy Cormack – Renato Cestie
Caribou – Guido Mannari
Elizabeth Tilries – Lynn Frederick
Andy O’Brien – Lars Bloch
Lieutenant – Daniele Dublino
Shee-Noa – Wendy Deborah D’Olive
Fred – Aldo Cecconi
RMP Commander – Geoffrey Copleston (Gerard Copleston)
Logan – Bruno Corazzari
Townsman – Elio Angelucci
Wolf henchman – Luigi Antonio Guerra, Emilio Messina, Renzo Pevarello, Massimo Ciprari
With: Paolo Magaloti, Lucio Montanaro, Angelo Boscarial

Caribou’s girlfriend Elizabeth is a famous singer, and he exploits her to pay for his disastrous poker games and boozing. Bill Cormack, a sergeant in the RCMP, saves him after he flees from the fury of a saloon crowd. From now on Caribou will live the life of an outlaw. With other accomplices he steals a gold shipment from a mail courier. He leaves his outlaw friends and comes back to Elisabeth and tries to force her to elope with him to the United States. The woman, however, chooses Bill, who has remained close to her but with disinterested affection. Between the two men a deep hatred develops. From now on, Bill Cormack, known as ‘The Hunter” for his toughness, pursues only Caribou. Bill marries Elizabeth and they have a son Jimmy. Imprisoned for the umpteenth time, Caribou manages to escape: out for revenge against Cormack. Caribou finds out that Elizabeth has died and left Bill to care for Jimmy. Caribou kidnaps Jimmy and takes him to the far North where he has hidden the gold stolen from the mail carrier. Bill pursues him with a squad of Redcoats. Also on Caribou’s trail are the bandits, led by Wolf, who were part of the robbery. On the way, Jimmy gets sick and is operated on by a doctor who then reveals the presence of Bill. A final showdown takes place between the two adversaries. Bill could kill him but reveals why he cannot: Caribou is his brother. Coming upon the bandits, Caribou and Bill stand against them to protect Jimmy. Caribou is shot to death during the gunfight.