Thursday, September 23, 2021

50th Anniversary of the premier of “They Call Him Cemetery”

Today marks thee 50th Anniversary of “They Call Him Cemetery” directed by Anthony Ascott and starring Gianni Garko and William Berger it tells the story of two college educated greenhorns arrive from Boston to visit their father. They find the unsettled and lawless west is not a place for unskilled youngsters. They also find out their father and the other ranchers are being blackmailed by a gang of outlaws. The youngsters take it upon themselves to find out who’s behind this and put a stop to it. They are helped by “The Ace of Hearts” a gambler, lady’s man and an expert pistolero. He teaches the young men to shoot and protects them from another hired gun Duke, who has been hired to eliminate them.

Gli fumavano le colt…lo chiamavano Camposanto – Italian title

Quand fumono il colt, lo chiamavano cimetero – Italian title

Ainda Me Chamam Campo Santo – Brazilian title

Skyd først - Spørg bagefter - Danish title

Quand les colts fument, on l’appelle Cimetiere – French title

Ses colts fumaient…on l’appellait “Cimetiere” – French title

Ein Halleluja für Camposanto – German title

Enas paranomos pou ton legane Nekrothafti – Greek title

O forasteiro invencível - Portuguese title

Le humeaban las colt…lo llamaban Camposanto – Spanish title

Y dejaron de llamarle Camposanto – Spanish title

En Kula för en främling – Swedish title

Stranac Zvani Groblje – Yugoslavian title

Pusili su mu se kotovi…zvali su ga groblje – Yugoslavian title

His Pistols Smoked… They Called Him Cemetery – English title

They Called Him Graveyard – English title

They Call Him Cemetery – English title

The Stranger at Vespers – English title

Bullet for a Stranger – English title


A 1971 Italian film production [National Cinematografica, Flora Film (Rome)]

Producer: Mino Loy (Guglielmo Donà)

Director: Anthony Ascott (Giuliano Carnimeo)

Story: E.B. Clucher (Enzo Barboni)

Screenplay: E.B. Clucher (Enzo Barboni)

Cinematography: Stelvio Massi [Eastmancolor, Cromoscope]

Music: Bruno Nicolai

Running time: 97 minutes



Camposanto/Cemetery/’The Ace of Hearts’ - Gianni Garko (Giovanni Garcovich)

Duke - William Berger (Wilhelm Berger)

George McIntire - John Fordyce

John McIntire - Chris Chittell (Christopher Chittell)

Cobra Ramirez - Nello Pazzafini (Giovanni Pazzafini)

Pedro Sancho - Ugo Fancareggi (Ugo Fangareggi)

Chico - Raimondo Penne

Avelin - Ivan Staccioli (Ivano Staccioli)

Douglas Toland - Gianni di Benedetto (Giovanni Di Benedetto)

Clay McIntire - Bill Vanders (Wilhelm Vanders)

Fred – Freddy Unger (Goffredo Unger)

Judge - Franco Ressel (Domenico Orobona)

Sheriff - Aldo Barberito

Gunsmith - Pinuccio Ardia (Rodolfo Ardia)

Undertaker - Gildo Di Marco

Saloon patrons - Pietro Ceccarelli, Freddy Unger (Gofreddo Unger), Franco Ukmar

Ambusher - Rick Boyd (Federico Boido)

Bartender - Amerigo Santarelli

Gamblers – Renzo Pevarello, Pietro Ceccarelli, Rinaldo Zamperla

Hearing speakers – Ugo Adinolfi, Fortunato Arena

Toland henchmen – Pietro Torrisi, Giglio Gigli, Giancarlo Bastianoni, Oscar Giustini

Toland assassins - Mario Dardanelli, Marcello Meconizzi, Enrico Chiappafreddo

Avelin henchman - Antonio Basile

Hearing attendee - Riccardo Petrazzi, Roberto Messina

Stage sharpshooter – Ester Carloni (Esterina Carloni)

Stagecoach passenger – Claudio Ruffini

Soldier – Rolando De Santis

Horse seller – Lorenzo Fineschi

McIntire maid – Adriana Bruno

Brawlers – Aldo Cecconi, Luigi Ciavarra, Franco Moruzzi, Ettore Arena, Franco Ukmar,

     Arnaldo Dell'Acqua, Franco Pasquetto (Gianfranco Pasquetto)

School yarn spinner - Furio Meniconi

With: Mino Loy (Guglielmo Donà)


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