Thursday, August 23, 2018

50th Anniversary of “Duel in the Eclipse”

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the premier of “Requiem per un Gringo” (Duel in the Eclipse). The film premiered in Rome, Italy and starred Lang Jeffries and Fernando Sancho. Returning home town Ross Logan, a man of high fashion who wears a jaguar skin poncho, immediately gets into a conflict with the Carranza gang, which had just crossed the Mexican border and is occupying a nearby hacienda. After Logan’s brother is killed he plans a cold blooded revenge for which he separates the gang's most dangerous members by using their individual weak points and the general discordance amongst them. The time for the final confrontation is set by the astronomically interested Logan amidst a solar eclipse.

Requiem per un Gringo - Italian title
Réquiem para el gringo - Spanish title
Requiem pour Gringo - French title
Requiem für Django - German title
A Justiça de Gringo - Portuguese title
Duelo ao eclipse - Portuguese title
7 Shadows of a Gunfighter - English title
Requeim for a Gringo - English title
Duel in the Eclipse - English title

A 1968 Italian, Spanish film co-production [Prodmix Film (Rome), Hispamer (Madrid)]
Producer: Sergio Newman
Director: José Luis Merino (José Boves)
Story: Enrico Colombo, Giuliana Garavaglia
Screenplay: Maria del Carmen Martinez Roman
Cinematography: Mario Pacheco (Mario Pacheco de Usa) [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
     Song: “Sandstorm” sung by I Cantori Moderni
Running time: 100 minutes

Ross Logan/Gringo - Lang Jeffries (Hubor Lappin)
Alma - Femi Benussi (Eufemia Benussi)
Porfirio Carranza - Fernando Sancho (Fernando Les)
Charley Fain - Aldo Sambrell (Aldo Brell)
Dan Ross - Glenn Saxon (Roel Bos)
Lupe - Giuly Garr (Giuliana Garavaglia)
Fermin – Rufino Inglés (Rufino García)
Ted Corby - Carlo Gaddi
Juan – Sancho Gracia (Félix Gracia)
Tom Leather - Rubén Rojo (Rubén Pinto)
Nina - Marisa Paredes (Maria Bartolomé)
Samuel - Ángel Álvarez (Ángel Fernández)
Dan - Carlo Simoni
With: Javier Lapuente, Nacho Pidal (José Pidal)

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