Monday, May 4, 2015

Don't Sing Shoot (TV)



Non cantare, spara - Italian title
Ne chante pas, tire - French title
Don’t Sing, Shoot - English title

A 1967 Italian television production [RAI Television (Rome)]
Producer:  Bruno Salerno
Director: Daniele D’Anza
Story: Giovanni Giacobetti
Teleplay: Leo Chiosso
Photography: Marco Scarpelli [black & white]
Music: Gianni Ferrio, Virgilio Savona
Songs: “Ad Abilene”, “La ballata di Idaho Martin” sung by Giorgio Gaber
Songs: “Un po' di latte”, “Caffè bollente e lardo con fagioli” sung by Luisella Boni
Songs: “Senza un buon tamburo”, “Senza la merenda”, “Senza talismano”, “Se nessuno appare”
           sung by The Rokes
Songs: “Non cantare, spara!", “La ballata del west”, “Matrimonio alla messicana”, “Ad
           Abilene”, “American Function”, “Quando c'è il morto qui in America”, “Non fare tanto il
           bello” sung by Quartettto Cetra
Songs: “Via Libera per Abilene”, “Un saloon senza orchestra”, “La terapia del whisky”,
          “Andiamo dove va il vento”, “Lo sanno tutti che”, “L'occasione del cavallo”, “Quando la
          Luna”, “La terapia del whisky”, “È più facile con la pianola”, “L'occasione del bicchiere”,
         “I play cow boy”
          sung by ?
Song: “Pascaloosa Sauce” sung by Virgilio Savona
Song: “Un uomo col cappello” sung by Mina (Anna Mazzini)
Song: “Un bounty killer fa sempre bene” sung by Raffaele Pisu (Guerrino Pisu)
Song: “Quando il bandolero è stanco” sung by Isabella Biagini (Concetta Biagini)
Song: “Piccolo” sung by Valeria Fabrizi
Song: “Non esitare mai” sung by Anna Maestri
Song: “Se tutti gli sceriffi” sung by Lucia Mannucci, Enrico Simonetti
Song: “Quando l'aurora” sung by Luisella Boni, Nando Gazzolo
Song: “L'occasione del processo” sung by Isabella Biagini (Concetta Biagini), Lina Volonghi
           (Giuseppina Volonghi)
Song: “Siamo i cinque di Abilene” sung by Luigi Vannucchi, Aroldo Tieri, Enrico Simonetti,
          Tino Scotti, Renzo Palmer
Running time: 440 minutes

Cast:
Cranio Higgins – Felice Chiusano
Bill Menta/John Tove – Tata Giacobetti (Giovanni Giacobetti)
Bitter John/Sal One – Virgilio Savona (Antonio Savona)
Ursula Blondel/Lucy Mann – Lucia Mannucci
Cornelius Fullmer – Tino Scotti (Ernesto Scotti)
Fred Style - Luigi Vannucchi
Penelope McGregor - Lina Volonghi (Giuseppina Volonghi)
Bella Brackett - Isabella Biagini (Concetta Biagini)
Sheriff Silver - Enrico Simonetti
Roy Thomas - Nando Gazzolo
Mr. Cuty - Alessandro Cutolo
Dorothy McDonald - Luisella Boni
Toby McDonald - Carlo Romano
Padre Abraham Dogherty - Renzo Palmer
Doctor Bourbon - Aroldo Tieri
Cherokee Chief - Shel Shapiro (David Shapiro)
Cherokees - Bobby Posner, Johnny Charlton, Mike Shepstone
Idaho Martin - Giorgio Gaber
Archibald - Gianrico Tedeschi
Wilhelmina – Mina (Anna Maria Mazzini)
Piano player: Enrico Simonetti
Nebraska Joe - Raffaele Pisu (Guerrino Pisu)
Mrs. Pennyflower - Anna Maestri
Ursus - Mac Rooney (René Sauvard)
El Pobre – Pepe Calvo (José Selgado)
Don Felipe Alonso - Leopoldo Trieste
Soledad Maria Del Carpion – Elsa Vazzoler
Colonel Gaudenzio Forrester - Vittorio Congia
Sitting Bull - Folco Lulli
Pernice Sbandata – Valeria Fabrizi
Child - Andrea Agostinelli
With: Giovanni Baghino, Pasquale Basile, Isa Bellini, Isabella Biagini (Isabella Calò),  Tino Bianchi, Marisa Chierichetti, Dino Curcio, Chun Ung Park, Leo Gavero, Giorgio Gusso, Ignazio Leone, Enzo Liberti, Renato Lupi, Vittorio Manfrino, Emilio Marchesini, Fanny Marchiò, Roberto Marelli, Simone Mattioli, Anna Mazzamauro, Marina Morgan (Marina Meucci), Gilberto Mazzi, Silvia Monti, Barbara Nelli, Marco Pasquini, Sandro Pellegrini, Fabio Pieri, Giovanni Sabbatini, Marcello Selmi, Leonardo Severini
Master of arms: Enzo Musumeci Greco, Biagio Gambini
Stunts: Rodolfo Valadier (Biagio Gambini), Donatella Gambini, Giambi Fiorella Mannoia, Maurizio Mannoia, Patrizia Mannoia


A singing quartet is mistaken for a gang of outlaws as they roam across the West.

“Do Not Sing, Shoot” was a musical comedy with Quartetto Cetra for Italian television shown in 7 episodes (they were provided 8, but the sixth and seventh were merged) written by Giovanni Giacobetti with a teleplay by Leo Chiosso, directed by Daniele D'Anza , transmitted from May 4 to June 22 1968 .

The filming was done almost all outdoors and lasted six months, from August 1967 to January 1968.

The play is a mix of western, Italian westerns, musicals and comedy: there is the mysterious stranger, the belle of the saloon, the Indians, the cavalry and the sinister owner of the casino.

YouTube film clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnvDSitf9oU   

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