Sunday, May 5, 2013


La note del desperado – Italian title
La grande note di Ringo – Italian title
Trampa para un forajido – Spanish title
200000 dolares para diez cadavers – Spanish title
A grande noite de Ringo – Brazilian title
Sous la loi de Django – French title
I megli nyhta tou Ringo – Greek title
200.000 dollaria gia 10 ptomata – Greek title
Ringo’nun Buyuk Gecesi – Turkish title
Night of the Desperado – English title
Ringo’s Big Night – English title

A 1965 Italian, Spanish co-production [European Inc. (Rome), Fénix Cooperativa Cinematográfica (Madrid)]
Producers: Eduardo Manzanos Brochero, Silver Bem (Emo Bistolfi)
Director: Mario Maffei
Story: Mario Maffei, David Moreno (David Mingote)
Screenplay: Mario Maffei, David Moreno (David Mingote)
Cinematography: Carlo Bellero, Emilio Foriscot [Eastmancolor, CinemaScope]
Music: Carlo Rustichelli
Running time: 95 minutes

Jack Balman/Ringo – William Berger (Wilhelm Berger)
Mayor Joseph Finley – Eduardo Fajardo
Annette – Adriana Ambessi
Broken Arm/John Down/Federal Officer John Crowl – Walter Maestosi
Judge Nottingham – Tom Felleghy (Tamás Fellegi)
Jim Bailey – Jorge Rigaud (Pedro Delissetche)
Jim Ford – Gudio De Salvi
Black Norton – Francisco Morán (Francisco Ruiz)
Tombstone Sheriff Sam Murdock – José Bódalo (José Zuffoli)
Jose – Armando Calvo (Armando Lespier)
Jose’s henchman – Cris Huerta (Crisanto Brievo)
Barman – Antonio Moreno

In a cell of the Carson City jail are Broken Arm and Jack. The authorities wanting to know where the $ 200,000 Broken Arm has stolen have planted a small time crook named Jack. He gets to know the names of the members of the gang and places where they might have hidden the stolen money. Jack escapes and travels to Tombstone disguised as a federal agent. Here Jim, the first suspect tries in vain to kill him, but is in turn killed. After a series of ambushes and battles, the other accomplices, among which is the sheriff, kill each other off while Jack manages to get to the head of the gang, the mayor, and the $ 200,000. Caught Jack is returned to the cell. But Broken Arm, which is in fact the real crooked federal agent fails with a ploy to confess to the mayor of Tombstone and then recover the money. From now on, Jack also known as Ringo, will work in the service of the law.
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  1. Berger looks so young and healthy in this. He seemed to age quickly.

  2. Berger's problems with wives, drugs and jail played on his physical condition and he went from the young hippie in Sabata (1969) to playing Franco Nero's father in Keoma (1975).