Tuesday, June 17, 2014

$20,000 FOR SEVEN

Kidnapping: paga o uccidiamo tuo figlio – Italian title
20000 dollari sporchi di sangue – Italian title
Ventimila dollari sporche di sangue – Italian title
Forajidos implacables – Spanish title
Kidnapping - Paga ou Mataremos – Brazilian title
Kidnapping – French title
Boliko shoini gia nia aghoni – Greek title
Tanri'nin gazabi – Turkish title
The Kidnapping – U.K. title
$20,000 for Seven – U.S.A. title
A 1968 Italian, Spanish co-production [Daiano Film, Leone Film (Rome), Atlántida Films (Madrid)]
Producers: Elio Scardamaglia, Ugo Guerra
Director: Albert Cardiff (Alberto Cardone)
Story: Ugo Guerra, Vittorio Salerno
Screenplay: Alberto Cardone, Ugo Guerra, Vittorio Salerno, Manuel Sebares (Manuel Caso)
Cinematography: Mario Pacheco de Usa [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Michele Lacarenza, Franco Reitano
Song: “Kidnapping” sung by Joe Rivers (Peter Boom)
Running time: 96 minutes
Fred Leinster – Montgomery Ford (Brett Halsey)
Jane – Teresa Gimpera (Teresa Flaquer)
Manuel – Fernando Sancho (Fernando Les)
Juan – Antonio Casas (Antonio Barros)
Sheriff Bill Cochran – Herman Lang (Germano Longo)
Jerry – Eugenio Battisti
Deputy Sheriff Johnny – Howard Ross (Renato Rossini)
Edward – Francisco Mateu Sanz
Chaco – Gino Marturano
Manuel henchman – Claudio Trionfi
Jeff – Antonio Gradoli
Miller – Andrea Fantasia
Saloon patron – Francesco Gula
With: Marco Gobbi (Bruno Gobbi), Adalberto Rossetti

Ex-sheriff Fred Leinster, having been driven out of office by Dixon after been found guilty of drunkenness which caused the death of his family, is unwillingly involved in the abduction of little Jerry, son of Jane, a widow, who owns a farm. Fred is caught by Bill Cochran, the man who has succeeded him in the office of sheriff. Jane convinces Bill of Fred’s innocence, and he manages to escape and reach the old mine where the kidnappers are holding Jerry prisoner. The mine allows the child to get out through an open passage on the side of the mountain. Fred is taken prisoner by the bandits, who suspect him of having taken over twenty thousand dollars in ransom paid for the release of Jane's son. Fred is surprised to discover that the kidnappers have acted under the orders of Sheriff Cochran. Upon reaching the mine, Cochran tries to kill Fred, but the ex-sheriff, with the help of Jane’s ranch hands, eliminates Bill and his gang.

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