Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Who Are Those Gals ~ Alida Chelli



Alida Chelli was born Alida Rustichelli in Carpi, Italu on Ocrober 23, 1943. She was the daughter of the soundtrack composer and conductor Carlo Rustichelli and sister of the composer Paolo Rustichelli, she started her career as a singer, participating in television and theater comedies.

Alida became known for her version of the song “Sinnò me moro”, which opens the film “Un maledetto imbroglio” for the soundtrack composed by her father in 1959: in the years to come the song will become a classic of the Italian song in Romanesco, and will be recorded by Lando Fiorini and Gabriella Ferri, who will record her first paired with Luisa De Santis and later on as a single artist.

 In this period Alida Chelli has also recorded the 4r rpm record “If it is true love”.

She also appeared in many films and in the theater, often singing, as in the musical “When I say I Love You” or in the musical comedies “Rugantino”, in 1978, alongside Enrico Montesano, Cyrano, in 1979, with Domenico Modugno and “Add a Seat at the Table, in 1990, with Johnny Dorelli.

She married actor Walter Chiari and they had a son Simone Annicchiarico. Chelli also had a relationship with Count Riccardo Rocky Agusta.

After a long illness, she died in Rome on December 14, 2013 at the Sant'Eugenio Hospital at the age of 69.  She is buried in the cemetery of Carpi .


CHELLI, Alida (Alida Rustichelli) [10/23/1943, Carpi, Emilia Romagna, Italy - 12/14/2012, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – singer, film, TV actress, daughter of composer, conductor Carlo Rustichelli [1916-2004], sister of composer Paolo Rustichelli [1953-    ], married to actor Walter Chiari [1924-1991] (1969-1981) mother of actor Simone Annicchiarico [1970-    ].
Three Silver Dollars – 1969 (Juana)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

50th Anniversary of “The Man Who Cried for Revenge”



Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Rome premier of  Il suo nome gridava vendetta (The Man Who Cried for Revenge) directed by Mario Caiano under the alias William Hawkins and starring Anthony Steffen and William Berger.

The Civil War is long over and Davy Flanagan, his life in ruins, only remembers being hit in the head and running away from a hospital. He’s captured by a bounty hunter and brought to justice in the nearby town of Dixon. During the trip, exasperated by the violence that is done to him, Davy grabs the bounty hunter’s gun t and kills him. It takes skill to be so proficient in the use of weapons and Flanagan continued on to Dixon determined to shed light on his past. Here he learns from Judge Sam Kellogg he is wanted as a deserter from the Union army and that his wife, Lisa, is married to a bandit named Clay Hackett. Escaping from being captured, he knows that Kellogg is the real deserter and Kellogg tries to kill him. Davy learns that Hackett leads a band of outlaws. After a series of adventures Davy manages to eliminate all outlaw henchmen of Hackett and eventually discovers that Hackett was the one who hurt and betrayed him. At the conclusion of events, Lisa kills Hackett and Davy gets the better of Kellogg.

Il suo nome gridava vendetta – Italian tile
Verikostaja – Finnish title
Blodshämnaren – Finnish title
Son nom crie vengeance – French title
Les pistoleros du Nevada – French title
Django spricht das Nachtgebet – German title
I ekdikisis mou einai keravnos – Greek title
O Vingador – Portuguese title
Su nombre gritaba venganza – Spanish title
Drick ur whiskyn - lämna stan! – Swedish title
A Name that Cried Revenge – English title
Cry for Revenge – English title
The Man Who Cried for Revenge – English title

A 1968 Italian film production [Patry Film, Selenia Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Bianco Manini
Director: William Hawkins (Mario Caiano)
Story: Mario Caiano
Screenplay: Mario Caiano, Tito Carpi (Fiorenzo Carpi)
Cinematography: Enzo Barboni [Tecnhicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Robby Poitevin (Robert Poitevin)
Running time: 95 minutes

Cast:
Davy Flanagan/Drake – Anthony Steffen (Antonio de Teffe von Hoonholtz)
Sam Kellogg – William Berger (Wilhelm Berger)
Lisa/Liza Flanagan – Evelyn Stewart (Ida Galli)
Clay Hackett/Hooker – Robert Hundar (Claudio Undari)
Dirty – Mario Brega (Florestano Brega)
Crazy Joe – Fortunato Arena
Bud/Buddy – Claudio Ruffini
Jack – Raf Baldassarre (Raffaele Baldassarre)
Whore – Rosella Bergamonti
Buddy’s henchman – Renzo Pevarello
Bounty Hunter – Jean Louis
Jack’s henchman – Aldo Dell’Acqua (Arnaldo Dell’Acqua)
Old man with letter – Osiride Pevarello
Crazy Joe’s henchmen – Umberto Di Grazia, Rocco Lerro
With: Luis Barboo, Eleanora Vargas


Western von gestern


Western von gestern – German title
Fuzzy – German title
[Yesterday's Western – English translated title]

A 1978-1986 German television production [Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) ()]
Producer:
Director:
Story:
Teleplay: Joe Hembus, Eydo von Hadeln
Photography: [black & white]
Music: Quinn Amper, Fred Strittmatter Jr.
Running time: 155 episodes x 25 minutes

‘Western von gestern’ was the collective showcase title for a number of American black-and-white Western films and serials from the 1930's to the 1950's. The adaptation script was written by Joe Hembus and Eydo von Hadeln, and the music (which featured original soundtracks, rather than using the originals' musical scores) was composed by Fred Strittmatter and Quirin Amper Jr..

The featured list includes “Zorro's Black Whip” and several early films with John Wayne, Al St. John (in his popular role as "Fuzzy Jones"), Buster Crabbe and Roy Rogers (“Days of Jesse James”). However, to accommodate the German TV format, many of the films and serials were edited from their usual 60-minute down to 25-minute features or divided into episodes of similar length. A total of 155 episodes were aired.

One of the show's particularly striking features was the use of Justus D. Barnes' iconic shooting scene from the silent film western “The Great Train Robbery” - with additionally inserted sound effects - for its intro and final credit sequences.

Episode list
01 Zorro reitet wieder (1)       05.05.1978                 
02 Zorro reitet wieder (2)       12.05.1978                 
03 Zorro reitet wieder (3)       19.05.1978                 
04 Zorro reitet wieder (4)       26.05.1978                 
05 Zorro reitet wieder (5)       09.06.1978                 
06 Zorro reitet wieder (6)       16.06.1978                 
07 Billy the Kid lebt   23.06.1978                 
08 Westwärts (1)         30.06.1978                 
09 Westwärts (2)         07.07.1978                 
10 Feindschaft            14.07.1978                 
11 Freunde im Sattel   21.07.1978                 
12 In den Rocky Mountains   28.07.1978                 
13 Jesse James unter Verdacht           04.08.1978                 
14 Jesse James reitet wieder (1)          11.08.1978                 
15 Jesse James reitet wieder (2)          18.08.1978                 
16 Jesse James reitet wieder (3)          25.08.1978                 
17 Jesse James reitet wieder (4)          01.09.1978                 
18 Jesse James reitet wieder (5)          08.09.1978                 
19 Jesse James reitet wieder (6)          15.09.1978                 
20 Fuzzy und die dicken Kartoffeln  22.09.1978                 
21 Fuzzy und die bösen Buben (1)     04.05.1979                 
22 Fuzzy und die bösen Buben (2)     11.05.1979                 
23 Zorro, der tollkühne Caballero       18.05.1979                 
24 Der singende Pfeil (1)        25.05.1979                 
25 Der singende Pfeil (2)        01.06.1979                 
26 Der singende Pfeil (3)        08.06.1979                 
27 Der singende Pfeil (4)        15.06.1979                 
28 Der singende Pfeil (5)        22.06.1979                 
29 Der singende Pfeil (6)        29.06.1979                 
30 Der Mann aus Kansas        06.07.1979                 
31 Wie vom Winde verweht (1)         13.07.1979                 
32 Wie vom Winde verweht (2)         20.07.1979                 
33 Ein Cowboy in New York 27.07.1979                 
34 Der Bandit von Wyoming 03.08.1979                 
35 Der König vom Pecos (1)  10.08.1979                 
36 Der König vom Pecos (2)  17.08.1979                 
37 Zorros Legion reitet wieder (1)      02.05.1980                 
38 Zorros Legion reitet wieder (2)      09.05.1980                 
39 Zorros Legion reitet wieder (3)      16.05.1980                 
40 Zorros Legion reitet wieder (4)      23.05.1980                 
41 Zorros Legion reitet wieder (5)      30.05.1980                 
42 Zorros Legion reitet wieder (6)      06.06.1980                 
43 Fuzzy und der Peitschenheini (1)  13.06.1980                 
44 Fuzzy und der Peitschenheini (2)  20.06.1980                 
45 Fracht für Missouri (1)       27.06.1980                 
46 Fracht für Missouri (2)       04.07.1980                 
47 Der Jodeljunge vom Pinienwald (1)          11.07.1980                 
48 Der Jodeljunge vom Pinienwald (2)          18.07.1980                 
49 Flammende Grenze            25.07.1980                 
50 Damals in Caliente (1)       01.08.1980                 
51 Damals in Caliente (2)       08.08.1980                 
52 Eldorado Serenade            15.08.1980                 
53 Drei ohne Furcht und Tadel           22.08.1980                 
54 Pony Express         29.08.1980                 
55 Fuzzy und die Christel von der Post (1)    05.09.1980                 
56 Fuzzy und die Christel von der Post (2)    12.09.1980                 
57 Zorros schwarze Peitsche (1)         08.05.1981                 
58 Zorros schwarze Peitsche (2)         15.05.1981                 
59 Zorros schwarze Peitsche (3)         22.05.1981                 
60 Zorros schwarze Peitsche (4)         29.05.1981                 
61 Fuzzy und der große Manitou (1)  05.06.1981                 
62 Fuzzy und der große Manitou (2)  12.06.1981                 
63 Sein Freund, der Desperado (1)     19.06.1981                 
64 Sein Freund, der Desperado (2)     26.06.1981                 
65 Das Herz des goldenen Westens (1)          03.07.1981                 
66 Das Herz des goldenen Westens (2)          10.07.1981                 
67 Fuzzy und die liebestolle Oma (1) 17.07.1981                 
68 Fuzzy und die liebestolle Oma (2) 24.07.1981                 
69 Gold in den Wolken          31.07.1981                 
70 Das schwarze Gold (1)      07.08.1981                 
71 Das schwarze Gold (2)      14.08.1981                 
72 Sturm über Texas (1)          21.08.1981                 
73 Sturm über Texas (2)          28.08.1981                 
74 Die Winde der Wildnis (1)            18.09.1981                 
75 Die Winde der Wildnis (2)            25.09.1981                 
76 Arizona Kid (1)      05.02.1982                 
77 Arizona Kid (2)      12.02.1982                 
78 Arizona Kid (3)      19.02.1982                 
79 Fuzzy und die heiße Presse (1)      26.02.1982                 
80 Fuzzy und die heiße Presse (2)      05.03.1982                 
81 Fuzzy und die heiße Presse (3)      12.03.1982                 
82 Fuzzy und die wilde Kneipe (1)    19.03.1982                 
83 Fuzzy und die wilde Kneipe (2)    26.03.1982                 
84 Fuzzy und der doppelte Leutnant 02.04.1982                 
85 Fuzzy und die scharfen Sachen (1)            16.04.1982                 
86 Fuzzy und die scharfen Sachen (2)            23.04.1982                 
87 Der große Milchkrieg von Colorado          30.04.1982                 
88 Reiter in der Nacht (1)       07.05.1982                 
89 Reiter in der Nacht (2)       14.05.1982                 
90 Fuzzy und das Blutgeld     21.05.1982                 
91 Zorros Erbe (1)       28.05.1982                 
92 Zorros Erbe (2)       04.06.1982                 
93 Zorros Erbe (3)       11.06.1982                 
94 Zorros Erbe (4)       18.06.1982                 
95 Zorros Erbe (5)       25.06.1982                 
96 Zorros Erbe (6)       02.07.1982                 
97 Aufstand in Santa Fé (1)   09.07.1982                 
98 Aufstand in Santa Fé (2)   16.07.1982                 
99 Bomben auf Texas 23.07.1982                 
100 Im Tal des Regenbogens  30.07.1982                 
101 Fuzzy und die Galgenvögel         17.09.1982                 
102 Der Schatten (1)   24.09.1982                 
103 Der Schatten (2)   01.10.1982                 
104 Fuzzy, der Ritter vom Drahtesel (1)        08.10.1982                 
105 Fuzzy, der Ritter vom Drahtesel (2)        15.10.1982                 
106 Fuzzy und die Goldgeier 07.01.1983                 
107 Fuzzy und der Kutschentrick      14.01.1983                 
108 Fuzzy und der große Rinderklau 21.01.1983                 
109 Das Todesurteil    28.01.1983                 
110 Ein Cowboy in Afrika     04.02.1983                 
111 Drei Lümmel in Texas      11.02.1983                 
112 Kaviar gegen Weideland 18.02.1983                 
113 Rodeo      25.02.1983                 
114 Das Gold der Betsy Lee-Mine     04.03.1983                 
115 Bankraub in Prospect       11.03.1983                 
116 Der Weidekrieg    18.03.1983                 
117 Showdown am Adlerpaß 25.03.1983                 
118 Freunde    08.04.1983                 
119 Der Western-Star 15.04.1983                 
120 Abenteuer in Texas          22.04.1983                 
121 Feuerwasser und frische Blüten   29.04.1983                 
122 Land ohne Gesetz            06.05.1983                 
123 Roy unter Verdacht         13.05.1983                 
124 Fuzzy und das Tal der Geister     20.05.1983                 
125 Fuzzy und das krumme Ding       27.05.1983                 
126 Fuzzy und der Pleitegeier            03.06.1983                 
127 Fuzzy und der Siedlerschreck      10.06.1983                 
128 Lucky Texan        01.07.1983                 
129 Lucky Texan in Gefahr    08.07.1983                 
130 Fuzzy und der Weisheitszahn (1)            04.01.1985                 
131 Fuzzy und der Weisheitszahn (2)            11.01.1985                 
132 Die Wasserrechte von Lost Creek (1)      18.01.1985                 
133 Die Wasserrechte von Lost Creek (2)      25.01.1985                 
134 Tal der Angst (1)  01.02.1985                 
135 Tal der Angst (2)  08.02.1985                 
136 Dynamit für Schleuse 5 (1)          15.02.1985                 
137 Dynamit für Schleuse 5 (2)          22.02.1985                 
138 Land der Zukunft (1)       01.03.1985                 
139 Land der Zukunft (2)       08.03.1985                 
140 Wasser für Arizona (1)     15.03.1985                 
141 Wasser für Arizona (2)     22.03.1985                 
142 Land der Hoffnung (1)    12.04.1985                 
143 Land der Hoffnung (2)    19.04.1985                 
144 Der Rodeo-Raub (1)        10.05.1985                 
145 Der Rodeo-Raub (2)        17.05.1985                 
146 Land ohne Gesetz (1)      24.05.1985                 
147 Land ohne Gesetz (2)      31.05.1985                 
148 Freund oder Feind (1)      07.06.1985                 
149 Freund oder Feind (2)      14.06.1985                 
150 Der Schrecken von Oklahoma (1)            18.06.1985                 
151 Der Schrecken von Oklahoma (2)            21.06.1985                 
152 Gier nach Gold (1)           02.07.1986                 
153 Gier nach Gold (2)           02.07.1986                 
154 Jagd auf Apachen-Jack (1)          09.07.1986                 
155 Jagd auf Apachen-Jack (2)          09.07.1986