Friday, April 14, 2017

Payment in Blood 50th Anniversary

On April 14, 1967 “7 winchester per un massacre” (Payment in Blood) opened in Rome, Italy. The film starred Guy Madison and Edd Byrnes.

 Colonel Thomas Blake, a former Confederate officer who is still fighting the war, leads raids on small towns, massacring everyone he comes in contact with. The seven members of his gang kill in various ways, knife, bullwhip, spurs, fists etc. Each killer has a wanted poster of them pop up during the credits. Stuart, a government agent, is sent to infiltrate the group. Blake’s marauders have a stolen a chest of government gold and have hidden it somewhere. The group finds a Manuela who catches Blake’s fancy. It turns out she too is an agent, working with Stuart. Eventually Stuart and Manuela win out and rewarded with medals by the Government for whipping out the scourge of the West.

7 Winchester per un massacre – Italian title
Winchester for Hire – Australian title
Texas 1867 – Brazilian title
7 kovaa miestä – Finnish title
Sept Winchester pour un massacre – French title
Die Satansbrut des Colonel Blake – German title
Satan im Sattel – German title
Τα 7 πιστόλια της μεγάλης σφαγής – Greek title
Ta 7 pistolia tis megalis sfagis – Greek title
7 winchester para un matanza – Spanish title
Sete espingardas para un massacre – Portuguese title
7 Winchester for att doda – Swedish title
7 Winchester for en massaker – Swedish title
Yedi Silahsörün Dönüsü – Turkish title
7 Winchesters for a Massacre – English title
The Final Defeat – U.K. title
Blake’s Marauders – U.S.A. title
Renegade Riders – U.S.A. title
Payment in Blood – U.S.A. title

A 1967 Italian production [Circus Film, Fono Roma (Rome)]
Producer: E.G. Rowland (Enzo Girolami)
Director: E.G. Rowland (Enzo Girolami)
Story: E.G. Rowland (Enzo Girolami), Tito Carpi, Marino Girolami
Screenplay: E.G. Rowland (Enzo Girolami), Tito Carpi
Cinematography: Aldo Pinelli [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Francesco De Masi
Song: “Seven Men” sung by Raoul (Ettore Lovecchio)
Running time: 98 minutes

Colonel Thomas Blake – Guy Madison (Robert Moseley)
Stuart – Edd Byrnes (Edward Breitenberger)
Chamaco Gonzales – Thomas Moore (Enio Girolami)
Manuela – Louis Barrett (Luisa Baratto)
Mesa Alvarez – Attilio Severini
Fred Calhoun – Rick Boyd (Federico Boido)
Mason - Marco Mariani
Miss Belle – Adriana Facchetti
Rios – Alfred Aysanoa (Alfrtedo Runachagua)
Le Seour – Piero Vida (Pietro Vida)
Sheriff – Giulio Maculani
Deputy Joe - Alberigo Donadeo
Nora - Rossella Bergamonti
Union soldiers - Mario Donen (Mario Papotti), Marco Mariani
Durango townsmen -  Franco Ukmar, Rossella Bergamonti
Blake henchman - Angelo Boscariol
Stagecoach passenger - Gina Mascetti
With: Mirella Panfili (Azzurra Pamphilli)

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