Saturday, November 28, 2020

50th Anniversary of the premier of “Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows”

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Rome premier of “Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows” directed by Demofilo Fidani and starring Hunt Powers, Chet Davis and Gordon Mitchell. The story is about Lazar Peacock, a ruthless bounty hunter, who’s littered his road in life with many corpses. He comes to Palo Pinto, a town on the border of Mexico, which is dominated by mine owner Barrett, who employs the poor peons. Lazar recognizes Barrett as wanted outlaw Billy Ring on whose head hangs a large bounty. Lazar blackmails Barrett for $100,000 in gold. Lazar accepts the money and travels on to a remote shack. Here he finds an old man who he tortures and forces him to work as his slave. What Peacock doesn't k know is that the old man is the father of Blonde a gunfighter hired by Barrett to track down Lazar and recover the $100,000. Lazar ends up paying for his mistake with his life in the obligatory final showdown.

Inginocchiati straniero… i cadaveri non fanno ombra! – Italian title

Os Cadáveres não Fazem Sombra – Brazilian title

Homens Mortos não Fazem Sombra – Brazilian title

O Estranho com Alma de Pedra – Brazilian title

A genoux, etranger, les cadaver n’ont pas d’ombre – French title

Sartana le redoubtable – French title

Tote werfen keine Schatten – German title

Ta ptomata skepasan ton ilio – Greek title

Os Mortos Não Fazem Sombra – Portuguese title

On Your Knees, Stranger… Corpses Cast No Shadows – English title

Dead Men Cast No Shadows – English title

The Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse – English title

Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows – English title


A 1970 Italian film production [Tarquinia Film (Rome)]

Producer: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani)

Director: Miles Deem (Demofilo Fidani)

Story: Francesco Mannocchi

Screenplay: Francesco Mannocchi (Franco Mannocchi), Demofilo Fidani, R.M. Valenza

     (Mila Vitelli), P. Molteni (Palmambrogio Molteni)

Cinematography: Joe D’Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) [Telecolor]

Music: Lallo Gori (Coriolano Gori)

Running time: 98 minutes



Lazar Peacock/Sabata - Hunt Powers (Jack Betts)

Blonde/Stranger - Chet Davis (Franco Borelli)

Roger Murdock - Gordon Mitchell (Charles Pendleton)

Barrett/Billy Ring - Ettore Manni

Medina - Dennis Colt (Benito Pacifico)

Maya - Simone Blondell (Simone Vitelli)

Enriquez – Mario Dardinelli

Hernandez - Marcello Meconizzi

Medina henchman - Custer Gail (Amerigo Castrighella), Giglio Gigli, Calogero Caruana

Jole - Mary Ross (Maria Vitelli)

Ted Stanley - Pietro Fumelli

Sanchez - Dean Reese (Attilio Dottesio)

Sheriff – Manlio Salvatori

Old merchant - Eugenio Galadini

Townsman - Angelo Casadei

With: Mario Capuccio, Arizona Massachusset (Aristide Massaccesi)





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