Monday, April 15, 2013


Vendetta per vendetta – Italian title
Vendetta a l’ouest – French title
Rache fur rache – German title
Venganza por venganza – Spanish title
Vengeance for Vengeance – English title
Revenge for Revenge – English title

A 1968 Italian production [Cobra Film (Rome)]
Producer: Natalino Gullo
Director: Ray Calloway (Mario Colucci)
Story: Ray Calloway (Mario Colucci)
Screenplay: Ray Calloway (Mario Colucci)
Cinematography: Giuseppe Aquari [Eastmancolor]
Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Running time: 99 minutes

Major Bower – John Ireland
Chaliko/Shanko/Shariko – John Hamilton (Gianni Medici)
Clara/Ann Bower – Loredana Nusciak (Loredana Capelletti)
Baker – Giuseppe Lauricella
Sandy Baker – Conny Caracciolo
Pico – Gianni Milito (Giovanni Milito)
Jeb – Ivan Scratuglia (Giovanni Scratuglia)
Vince/Red  – Claudio Ruffini
Logan – Antonio Casale
Sheriff – Remo Capitani (Renato Capitani)
Priest – Mauro Mannatrizio
Storekeeper – Nino Musco
Old man – Salvatore Campochiaro
Bower henchmen - Gianni Pulone (Giovani Pulone), Fabio Yepes de Acevedo
With: Lemmy Carson, Ray Calloway (Mario Calucci), Ivan Bastia, Pia Morra, Oreste Palella (Oreste Paolella), Pino Sciacqua (Giuseppe Sciacqua)

A half-breed named ShaRIko, arrives in a small town in the West controlled by the former Confederate soldier, Major Bower who lords over the town with violence. Shariko stands up to the threats and challenges of Bower’s henchmen. Sandy, Bowers wife, tells of a treasure in gold, she’s hidden where her greedy husband has not been able to discover it. Caught talking to each other, Bower captures then kills Sandy Shariko, tortured reveals where Bower’s wife said - where the gold is hidden. The owner of the saloon, Becker, and his daughter help Shariko escape with the agreement that they will receive in exchange fifty percent of the loot. Becker is killed by Bower, and Shariko recovers gold, hidden in a chair in the Major’s house. Having killed Pico, Bower’s right arm man, he is challenged to a duel by Bower. Regardless of the rules, Bower is arrives at the agreed to meeting place with his full gang, but Shariko, is able to exterminate them with guns and dynamite. Finally the two men confront each other face to face. Shariko, walks away with the gold but the bag has been pierced by a bullet and the contents end up being dispersed among the rocks as he rides away.

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