Saturday, February 28, 2015


El Zorro, caballero de la justicia – Spanish title
El secreto del Zorro – Spanish title
La justicia del Zorro – Spanish title
Zorro, il cavaliere della vendetta – Italian title
Zorango, el les Comancheros – French title
Zorro Knight of Justice – English title
Zorro, the Rider of Vengeance – English title

A 1970 Spanish, Italain co-production [CC Carthago Films (Madrid), Duca International (Rome)]
Producer: Tullio Bruschi, Sergio Newman
Director: José Luis Merino
Story: María del Carmen Martínez Román, José Luis Merino (José Boves)
Screenplay: María del Carmen Martínez Román, José Luis Merino (José Boves)
Cinematography: Emanuele di Cola [Kodacolor, Techniscope]
Music: Francesco De Masi
Running time: 94 minutes

David Sandoval/Zorro – Charles Quiney (Carlos Quiney)
Carmen de Mendoza/Gladys – Malisa Longo
Marisa – María Mahor (María Horcajada)
Lieutenant Somoza – Pasquale Basile
With: José Cárdenas, Fernando Hilbeck (Fernando Gavalda), Enrique Ávila, Fernando Gavalda, Antonio Escribano, Anna Farra (Anita Farra), Anna María Espejeo, Arturo Dominici, Ignazio Balsamo, Fulvio Pellegrini

Zack, a cynical adventurer, robs an old pioneer, Alfaro, and his daughter Gladys a map that indicates the place where the Indians have hidden a fabulous diamond which they consider sacred.  Determined to prevent the theft of jewelry, Zorro, under the disguise is the peaceful David Sandoval, in every way hinders the march of Zack and his men to the place indicated by the map.  Towards the same goal are Gladys, Alfaro and Miss Cooper, from the Pinkerton agency hired by Zack to identify the man who hides behind the mask of Zorro. In order to avoid an uprising of the Indians, Zorro manages to derail the plan of Zack and at the same time to convince Gladys and Alfaro to give up the idea to steal the diamond. For her part, Ms. Cooper manages to discover the true identity of Zorro but David Sandoval, with a clever ruse, causes her to be considered it an error and mistake.

Birthdays Then and Now

Erika Glassner (actress) would have been 125 today, she died in 1959.

Raymond Aimos (actor) 1891 – 8/22/1944
Jose Sepulveda (actor) 1909 – 5/10/1969
Silla Bettini (actor) 1923 – 5/15/2003
Odon Alonso (composer) would have been 95 today, he died in 2011.

Sonja Ziemann (actress) 1926 –
Stanley Baker (actor) 1927 – 6/22/1976
John Carson (actor) 1927 –
Tom Aldredge (actor) 1928 – 7/22/2011
Klaus Piontek (actor) would have been 80 today, he died in 1998.

Gloria Paul (actress) is 75 today. 

Doru Ana (actress) 1954 –
Nicolas Boulifard 1997 –

Friday, February 27, 2015

Guess Who I Am

I’m an American actor born in 1932.

Most of my film career was spent in Italy.

I appeared in three Euro-westerns.

Guess who I am.

Breccio correctly named Thomas Hunter as this week's photo.


RIP Ralf Paulsen

German country western singer Ralf Paulsen died in Berlin on February 26th after a long illness. Ralf biggest hit was a cover version of the theme song to the TV western series Bonanza in 1962. Ralf sang ‘Vile Gold und keine Freund’ in the 1964 Euro-western Massacre at Marble City (1964).