Monday, August 12, 2013


Il mio nome è Shangai Joe – Italian title
Shanghai Joe – Texas hernnaevne – Danish title
On m’appelle Shanghai Joe – French title
Shanghai Joe – French title
Der Mann mit der Kugelpeitsche – German title
Mein Name ist Karate-Jack – German title
Knochenbrecher im wilden Westen – German title
I grothia tou Shangai Joe – Greek title
Monomahia me grothies kai karate – Greek title
T'onoma mou einai Shangai Joe – Greek title
Shanghai Joe – Greek title
Mezzogiorno di fuoco per Han-Hao – Spanish title
Shangay’dan Gelen Adam – Turkish title
Benim Adim Shanghai Joe – Turkish title
My Name is Shanghai Joe – English title
To Kill or to Die – English title
The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe – English title
The Dragon Strikes Back – U.S.A. title
Shanghai Joe – U.S.A. title
A 1973 Italian production [C.B.A. Produttori e Distributor Associati, CCC (Rome)]
Producer: Renato Amgiolini, Roberto Bessi
Director: Mario Caiano
Story: Mario Caiano, Carlo Alberto Alfieri, T.F. Karter
Screenplay: T.F. Karter (Fabrizio Trifone Trecca), Mario Caiano
Cinematography: Guglielmo Mancori [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Bruno Nicolai
Running time: 100 minutes
Chin Hau/Shanghai Joe – Chen Lee (Mioshini Hayakawa)
Scalper Jack – Klaus Kinski (Nikolaus Nakaszynski)
Pedro ‘The Cannibal’ – Robert Hundar (Claudio Undari)
Mikuja – Katsutochi Mikuriya
Buryin’ Sam – Gordon Mitchell (Charles Pendleton)
Christina – Carla Romanelli
Christina’s father - Francisco Sanz
Tricky – Giacomo Rossi Stuart
Tricky henchman – Claudio Ruffini
Master Yang – George Wang (Wang Yie)
Slim – Rick Boyd (Federico Boido)
Samuel Spencer – Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Sheriff Corrotto – Andrea Aureli
Jesus – Tito Garcia
Blacksmith – Vaerano Ginesi (Voriano Ginesi)
Bank cashier – Angelo Casadei
Manuel Omero – Dante Cleri
Smitty – Roberto Dell’Acqua
Craig – Alfonso de la Vega
Poker players – Umberto D’Orsi, Claudio Ruffini, Franco Moruzzi
Doctor – Dante Maggio
False Teeth – Osiride Pevarello
One-eyed old man – Giovanni Sabbatini
Wells Fargo clients – Aldo Cecconi, Lars Bloch
Cowboys – Lorenzo Fineschi, Raniero Dorascenzi
Ranch hands – Sergio Testori, Pietro Torrisi, Franco Ukmar
Spencer’s guests – Enrico Marciani, Luigi Antonio Guerra
Stagecoach driver – Angelo Susani
With: Giorgio Bixio (Lazzaro Bisio)

Arriving in San Francisco, in 1882, Shanghai Joe, a Chinese skilled in the martial arts, goes in search of work. Self-confident he applies for work as a cowboy, at a ranch. He immediately learns about racial discrimination and the ranch hands are determined to put the Chinaman in his place. Believing that they can easily beat the skinny Chinaman skinny they attack him and try to beat him up, but Joe beats them using his special skills and is hired by Kay, the foreman of Spencer, a wealthy businessman in the area, to move his cattle herd to Mexico. But Joe soon discovers that instead of cattle, they are smuggling Mexican workers. Stopped by the sheriff and his men, the gunmen Kay quickly escapes and kills the peons. Joe rebels against this injustice and helps an injured worker escape. Spencer, by this time, considers him a traitor who must be eliminated. With various gadgets and ambushes he hires, Pedro the Cannibal, Scalper who fail in their mission to kill Joe. Mikuja, also a Chinese and educated by the master himself, the Venerable Yang, tackles Joe. But you cannot use Japanese martial arts to hurt another martial arts expert and Joe triumphs in the end.

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