Thursday, January 31, 2019

50th Anniversary of Tepepa (Blood and Guns)

Today mark the 50th anniversary of the premier of “Tepepa” (Blood and Guns) directed by Giulio Petroni and starring Tomás Milian, Orson Welles. and John Steiner. The film is about the Mexican Revolution of 1917 and finds Tepepa (MIlian) leading a group of “Campesinos” against the Mexican Colonel Cascorro (Welles), while an English doctor (Steiner) hunts for Tepepa to take his revenge against him for the murder of his girlfriend.

Director Petroni expressed disappointment with Welles. Petroni claimed that the atmosphere on the set was "terrible," and that Welles called Milian (who idolized Welles) a "dirty Cuban".

Tepepa – Italian title
Tepepa… viva la revolución – Spanish title
Tepepa – Spanish title
Tepepa – Brazilian title
Тепепа – Bulgarian title
Tepepa, la rebelle tournamente – French title
Trois per un massacre – French title
Der Eliminator – German title
Durch die Hölle, Companeros – German title
Tepepa - Durch die Hölle, Companeros – German title
Viva Tepepa – Greek title
Tepepa, a hős bitang – Hungarian title
Viva Tepepa! – Polish title
Tepepa - Portuguese title
Tepepa – Turkish title
Hail to the Revolution – English title
Long Live the Revolution – English title
Blood and Guns – U.S.A. title

A 1968 Italian, Spanish film co-production [Filamerica S.I.A.P. (Rome), P.E.F.S.A. (Madrid)]
Producer: Alfredo Cuomo, Nicolo Pomilia
Director: Giulio Petroni
Story: Ivan Della Mea (Luigi Della Mea)
Screenplay: Ivan Della Mea (Luigi Della Mea), Franco Solinas, Giulio Petroni
Cinematography: Francisco Marín [Technicolor, Techniscope]
Music: Ennio Morricone
     Song: “Al Messico che vorrei” sung by Cristy (Maria Brancucci)
Running time: 136 minutes

Jesus Maria ‘Tepepa’ Moran - Tomás Milian (Tomás Rodriguez)
Colonel/General Cascorro - Orson Welles (George Welles)
Dr. Henry Price/Brice - John Steiner
Paquito - Luciano Casamonica
Pedro ‘El Piojo’ Pereira - José Torres
Sergeant - Giancarlo Badessi
Sergeant’s wife - Clara Colosimo
Paco - Rafael Hernández (Esteban Herrero)
Maria Virgen Escalande - Anna Maria Lanciaprima
Mr. Chu - George Wang (Wang Chunyang)
Maria Virgen Escalande - Alba Maiolini
Marieta - Paloma Cela (María Molinero)
Madera - Paco Sanz (Francisco Sanz)
Mexican General - Ángel Ortiz (Ricardo Ortiz)
Mexican revolutionary – Ettore Arena
Mr. Chu – George Wang (Wang Chunyang)
Vicente - Aysanoa Runachagua
With: Lina Franchi, Mario Doddi, Armando Casamonica, Paolo Natale, Vittorio Gigli, Alba Maiolini

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