Saturday, July 3, 2021

50th Anniversary of “Gunman of 100 Crosses”

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the premier of “Una pistola per cento croci!” )Gunman of 100 Crosses) directed by Lucky Moore (Carlo Croccolo) and starring Tony Kendall, Marina Mulligan and Dick Palmer. The story is about Santana is a former Southerner who wants to avenge the death of his fellow soldiers among which is Jimmy Dublin which was caused by the betrayal of their commander, Frank Dawson. Dawson actually had a henchman do the killing. Santana takes the body of Dublin to the town of Springfield, the home of Jimmy’s sister Jessica. It turns out that Jessica’s father has also been murdered by unknown killers. Jessica’s boyfriend, Louis, turns out to be Frank Dawson, the man Santana is seeking and a member of a gang led by a woman who is a master of the whip. Louis is only marrying Jessica in order to obtain her ranch which contains a gold mine. Santana is helped by Thomas the black servant of Jessica. In a gun battle with the gang Thomas is killed, but in the battle the gang’s leader is killed by Louis. Santana kills Louis the traitor and avenges the death of Jimmy and his comrades.


Una pistola per cento croci! - Italian title

Sartana, uma pistola e 100 cruzes – Brazilian title

Haevneren - Danish title

Yksi ase, sata hautaa - Finnish title

Cent croix pour un pistolet - French title

Sartana, pistolet pour cent croix – French title

Django - Eine Pistole für 100 Kreuze - German title

One Gun a Hundred Graves - English title

Gunmen of Center Crossing - English title

Gunman of 100 Crosses - English title


A 1971 Italian production [Viriginia Cinematografica (Rome), Kamar (Naples)]

Producer: Oscar Santianello

Director: Lucky Moore (Carlo Croccolo)

Story: Carlo Croccolo, Fabrizio Diotallevi

Screenplay: Carlo Croccolo, Fabrizio Diotallevi

Cinematography: Franco Villa [Eastmancolor, Cinescope]

Music: Marcello Minerbi

Running time: 95 minutes



Santana/Django/Sartana - Tony Kendall (Luciano Stella)

Marianne/Jessica Dublin - Marina Mulligan (Marina Rabissi)

Louis/Frank Damon/Dawson - Dick Palmer (Domenico Palmara)

Patron/Jenny - Mónica Miguel (Gloria Miguel)

Slim Logan - Carlo Croccolo

Thomas/Tom - Rai/Red Saunders (Raymond Saunders)

Pancho/Paco - Benito Pacifico          

Red haired henchman - Robert Danish (Roberto Danesi)

Pancho/Paco henchmen – Ciro Papa (Xiro Papas), Luciano Conti, Marcello Meconizzi

Santana/Django/Sartana’s woman - Mirella Palmich (Mariella Palmich)

With: Carlo Boso, Lidia Biondi


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