Saturday, March 6, 2021

50th Anniversary of “Bastard Go and Kill”

 Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Italian premier of “Bastardo…vamos a matar” (Bastard Go and Kill) directed by Gino Mangini and starring George Eastman and Lincoln Tate. The film tells the story of Chaco, a young Mexican peon, who is waiting to be hanged in American territory because he has been accused, unjustly, to have seduced a girl, Susanna. He succeeds in escaping prison and returns to Saint Rosario, Mexico, Slim, an obstinate bounty hunter, means to bring him back to the United States and collect the reward being offered. Before Slim can put his plan into play, Chaco again is unjustly accused, of the killing of two men. The gunman begins to realize that Chaco is completely innocent of these crimes. It is Don Felipe Morena, a rich and overbearing land owner, who is using the bandit Sanchez to kill for him and put the blame on Chaco. Slim arrives at the small farm of Don Felipe, but finds that he has been killed by Sanchez. Determined to punish him, Slim and Chaco team-up and face Sanchez and his gang and exterminating them all and returning peace to the countryside.


Bastardo…vamos a matar – Italian title

Chaco – Brazilian title

Chaco – French title

Kopfgeld für Chako – German title

Vamos a matar el gringo – Spanish title

Chaco – Spanish title

Bastards Go and Kill Chaco – English title

Bastard, Go and Kill – English title


A 1971 Italian film production [ICP, Sal Cinque (Rome)]

Producer: Alvaro Mancori

Director: Gino Mangini (Luigi Mangini)

Story: Sergio Garrone

Screenplay: Sergio Garrone, Gino Mangini (Luigi Mangini)

Cinematography: Marcello Gatti [Eastmancolor, Totalscope]

Music: Carlo Rustic (Carlo Rustichelli)

Running time: 96 minutes



Chaco - George Eastman (Luigi Montefiori)

Gringo/Roger - Lincoln Tate (James Harmon Kennelly)

Assuncion Juanita Maria Magdalena Hermandariz/Maria - Antonella Steni (Antonietta


Don Felipe Antonio de Martinez/Morena - Furio Meniconi

Sergeant Hernandez - Remo Capitani (Renato Capitani)

Corporal Manuel - Tomas Rudy (Tomas Rudi)

Cherokee - José Manuel Martin (José Perez)

Sanchez/Manolo Cortez - Franco Lantieri

Toby/Tobias Velasquez - Jesús Guzmán (Jesús Gareta)

Sam - Pinucio Ardia

Rodriguez - Marcello Meconizzi

Francisco - Antonio Padilla

Conchita - Josefina Serratosa (Josefina Pereira)

Susanna - Scilla Gabel (Gianfranca Gabellini)

Timothy - Derio Pino (Pipino Desiderio)

Pat - Fulvio Pellegrino

Paquito - Carlos Juliá

Member of lynch mob - Riccardo Petrazzi

With: Giorgio Dolfin, Vincenzo Norvese, Renzo Moneta


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