Friday, August 14, 2020

50th Anniversary of “Arizona Colt Returns”

Today marks the 50th Annivesary of “Arizona Returns”. Directed by Sergio Martino under the alias John Hamilton it stars Anthony Steffen as Arizona and Robert Camardiel as his sidekick Double Whiskey. Arizona Colt and his pal Double Whiskey are still hanging together, and Arizona is still a bounty hunter. He soon finds out that there's a bounty on his head, for a stagecoach robbery that he had nothing to do with. The real culprit was a bandito with the oddly Anglicized name of "Keene", who's apparently had some sort of grudge against Colt for some reason. Keene's also been plotting to steal the gold from a local rancher, whose daughter he is secretly involved with. Arizona is captured by the townspeople and hanged (although due to a crafty trick with a wire, he survives). He then goes on a trail of revenge and wipes out Keene and his gang in typical spaghetti fashion.

Arizona vuelve – Spanish title
Arizona si scateno… e li fece fuori tutti! – Italian title
A Volta de Arizona Colt – Brazilian title
O Retorno de Arizona Colt – Brazilian title
Аризона Колт се завръща – Bulgarian title
Arizona se déchaîne – French title
An den Galgen, Hombre – German title
Der Tod sagt Amen – German title
To Monahiko pistoli tis nyhtas – Greek title
Um homem chamado Arizona - Portuguese title
Arizona Let’s Fly and Kills Everybody – English title
If You Gotta Shoot Someone… Bang! Bang! – English title
Arizona – English title
Arizona Colt Returns – English title
Arizona Colt, Hired Gun – English title
Arizona Returns – English title

A 1970 Spanish, Italian co-production [CC Astro/General Sajurjo 29 (Madrid), Devon
     Films (Rome)]
Producer: Luciano Martino
Director: John Hamilton (Sergio Martino)
Story: Ernesto Gastaldi
Screenplay: Joaquín Romero Fernández (Joaquín Romero Marchent)
Cinematography: Miguel F. Mila (Miguel Fernández Mila) [Eastmancolor, Colorscope]
Music: Bruno Nicolai
     Song: “I Guess I Gotta Get My Gun” sung by I Cantori Moderni
Running time: 102 minutes

Arizona Colt - Anthony Steffen (Antonio De Teffè von Hoonholtz)
Double Whiskey/Two-Bottle Willy - Roberto Camardiel (Roberto Escudero)
José Gonzalez Moreno - José Manuel Martin (José Manuel Martín Pérez)
Keene/Chico - Aldo Sambrell (Alfredo Brell)
Paloma Moreno - Rosalba Neri
Jane/Sheila - Marcella Michelangeli (Marcella Ghelardi)
Scarface – Louis Barboo
Runt - Fernando Bilbao (Fernando Elgezabal)
Chico henchmen - Joaquín Parra, José Luis Chinchilla
Marshal - Emilio delle Piane (Emilio Dellepiane)
Bigley/Big Lee - Raffaele Baldassarre
Jack - Carlos Romero Marchent
Ned – Enrico Marciani
Doctor - Silvio Bagolini
Buzzard/Filthy Bottle - Gildo di Marco
Bounty hunters - Dan van Husen (Daniel van Husen), Antonio Molino Rojo
Saloon patrons - Alberigo Donadeo, Clemente Ukmar, Fortunato Arena, Elio Angelucci
Townsman - Fortunato Arena
Boy - Florentino Alonso
With: Pinuccio Ardia (Rodolfo Ardia), Brizio Montinaro, Leonidas Guerra, Renato Malavasi, Elio Angelucci

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