Thursday, November 30, 2017

50th Anniversary of the premier of Vengeance is Mine

Vengeance is Mine was the directorial debut of Giovanni Fago (here credited as Sidney Lean). The film was written by veteran Ernesto Gastaldi with an excellent score by Nora Orlandi. On the set of this film Gianni Garko got to know Susanna Martinkova, a Czechoslovakian actress and her debut in an Italian production, he later married the actress and they had a daughter Maria.

Per 100.000 dollari ti ammazzo – Italian title
Pistoleiros em Conflito – Brazilian title
Promessa de Sangue – Brazilian title
Kosto veressä – Finnish title
Le jour de la haine – French title
Django der Bastard – German title
Kremaste tous ektos nomou – Greek title
A vinganca a minha – Portuguese title
Tu Cabeza por Mil Dolares – Spanish title
Hämnden är ljuv – Swedish title
For One Hundred Thousand Dollars a Killing – English title
One Hundred Thousand Dollars a Killing – English title
Vengeance is Mine – English title

A 1967 Italian production [Zenith Cinematography, Flora Film (Rome)]
Producers: Mino Loy, Luciano Martino
Director: Sidney Lean (Giovanni Fago)
Story: Sergio Martino
Screenplay: Ernesto Gastaldi
Cinematography: Federico Zanni [Eastmancolor, Cromoscope]
Music: Nora Orlandi
Song: “Captain Brown” sung by Orlandi 4x4
Running time: 94 minutes

Story: Young Clint Forrest, after killing his father during an argument, puts the responsible for the murder on his half-brother John. After serving ten years in prison, John goes in search of Clint, who, meanwhile, has become a dangerous outlaw, over whose head hangs a sizable reward. He anages to track down Clint, but he waivers to kill him, preferring to deliver him to the sheriff in order to get the reward money. Clint escapes from jail, where Clint runs again into John. Instead of taking him back to jail, he agrees to follow him to share with him the cache of a robbery near the Mexican border. Clint, with the help of two members of his gang, draws his brother into a treacherous trap. He’s beaten by the three outlaws and left to die in the desert. Fortunately John escapes death and starts in search of his brother and his accomplices and when found is determined to kill them without mercy.

Johnny Forest – Gary Hudson (Giovanni Garcovich)
Clint Forest – Claudio Camaso (Claudio Volonte)
Jurago – Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Annie – Claudie Lang (Claude Lange)
Mary – Susanna Martinková
Gary – Bruno Corazzari
Jack – Carlo Gaddi
Whore – Dada Gallotti (Alba Gallotti)
Padre Jurago – Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Pedro Concalves – Fernando Sancho (Fernando Lis)
Doctor Jim/James – Andrea Scotti
Mother Forest – Jole Fiero
Jurago henchman – Osiride Pevarello
With: Silvio Bagolini, Adriana Giuffrè, Gianni Di Benedetto (Giovanni Di Benedetto), Maurizio Tocchi, Rodolfo Valadier (Biagio Gambini)

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