Thursday, October 25, 2018

50th Anniversary of “And Now… Make Your Peace With God”


It was 50 years ago that “Ed ora… raccomand l’anima a Dio!” (And Now… Make Your Peace With God) premiered in Rome, Italy. The film was directed by Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani) and starred Fabio Testi, Jeff Cameron and Fardin.

Stanley Missouri and Steve Cooper are traveling by stagecoach to Denver City. Suddenly bandits appear and Stanley and Steve try to hold them off a Sanders, a passenger riding on top of the coach, joins in and the bandits are defeated and losing a few lives. After the robbery the trio enjoys a smoke and we see a flashback which fills in why Stanley and Steve are heading to Denver City in the first lace (Stanley to claim an inheritance after the massacre of his family and Steve to recover stolen gold). Both atrocities have been committed by Jonathan Clay and his gang. Sanders also has a reason for being in Denver City but it is never clearly revealed. Arriving in town they find they will get no help from the law as the candidate for sheriff is corrupt and an ally of Clay. When Clay learns Sanders and Cooper are in town for revenge he sets out to eliminate them but the tables are eventually turned. Sanders managers to find the gold and returns it to Stanley and Cooper gets Clay to sign a legal document returning his inheritance before meeting his death at the hands of Cooper.


Ed ora… raccomand l’anima a Dio! – Italian title
E Agora... Faça as Pazes com Deus – Brazilian title
E Agora... Se Encomende a Deus – Brazilian title
Et maintenant, recommande ton âme à Dieu – French title
Aftokratoria katharmaton – Greek title
Treis Gringos kai o diavolos mazi tous – Greek title
Mardaneh bekosh – Iranian title
E Agora... Se Encomende a Deus – Brazilian title
Y hora, reza por tu muerte – Spanish title
Stranger Say Your Prayers – English title
And Now I Recommend My Soul To God – English title
And Now… Make Your Peace With God – English title

A1968 Italian film production [Mila Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producers: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani), Corrado Pataro
Director: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani)
Story: Demofilo Fidani
Screenplay: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani), Mila Vitelli (Mila Valenza)
Cinematography: Franco Villa [Eastmancolor, Widescreen]
Music: Bixio (Franco Bixio), Frizzi (Fabrizio Frizzi), Tempera (Vincenzo Tempera)
     Song: “Just a Coward” sung by Mary Usuah
Running time: 84 minutes

Cast:
Steve Cooper - Fabio Testi
Sanders - Jeff Cameron (Goffredo Scarciofolo)
Stanley Missouri - Fardin (Mohammed Fardin)
Jonathan Clay - Ettore Manni
Suzanne - Cristina Penz
Dan - Ivano Scratuglia (Giovanni Scratuglia)
Johnson - Anthony Stewens (Calisto Calisti)
Ericson - Gualtiero Rispoli
Assistant storekeeper - Armando Visconti
Miss Claire - Virginia Darval
John H. Corbett - Custer Gail (Amerigo Castrighella)
Boyd - Paolo Figlia
Judge - Giovanni Querel (Giovanni Querrel)
Doctor - Luciano Doria
Jonathan Cooper – Demofilo Fidani
Becky/Betty - Franca Haas (Franca Itor)
Clay henchman - Benito Pacifico
With: Homayoon (Hümayun Tebrizyan)
Master of Arms: Ferdinando Tomassini


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