Friday, October 9, 2020

50th Anniversary of “Chapaqua’s Gold”


Yesterday marked the 50th Anniversary of the Rome premier of “Chapaqua’s Gold” directed by Don Reynolds and starring George Ardisson, Lindas Veras and Rik Battaglia.

The story is about two men, Doc and Chapaqua who hide a large cache of gold before the end of the Civil War. Not trusting each other, but agreeing to share the treasure, they blindfold each other on the way to burying the gold. This way they will need each other to find the cache when they decide to retrieve it later. After the war is over the two decide to recover the buried treasure but both try and double-cross each other. A new twist develops when gold hungry Moira, a beautiful seductive woman also wants a share.


L’oro dei bravados – Italian title

Chapaqua – Italian title

Chapagua – French title

L’or des bravados – French title

Chapagua o solitário – Brazilian title

Chapaquan kulta – Finnish title

Gold of the Bravados – English title

Gold of the Heroes – English title

Chapaqua’s Gold – USA title


A 1970 Italian, French film co-production [Copro Film (Rome), Capitol International


Producer: Luigi Nannerini

Director: Don Reynolds (Giancarlo Romitelli)

Story: Renato Savino

Screenplay: Renato Savino

Cinematography: Riccardo Pallottini [Technicolor, Techniscope]

Music: Luis Enriquez Bacalov

Running time: 90 minutes



Jack “Doc” Harrison - George Ardisson (Giorgio Ardisson)

Moira Shannon/Nelson - Linda Veras (Sieglinda Veras)

Chapaqua - Boby Lapointe (Robert Lapointe)

Murphy - Rik Battaglia (Caterino Bertaglia)

Beretto/Mexico - Marco Zuanelli

Major Garrett - Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)

Billy George Black - Rick Boyd (Federico Boido)

Jose Cordero - Osiride Pevarello

Sergeant Johnson - Paolo Magalotti

Mexican general - Jean-Pierre Jumez

Chapaqua henchmen - Freddy Unger (Goffredo Unger), Lorenzo Fineschi

Street performer - Luciano Bonanni

Hotel bellboy - Paul Costello

Murphy henchmen - Lucio Zarini, Pat Basile (Pasquale Basile)

With: Jack Vitry (Jacques Vitry), Umberto DiGrazia, Claudio Ruffini



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