Sunday, November 14, 2021

50th anniversary of the premier of “Paid in Blood”

 Today marks the 50th anniversary of the premier of “Paid in Blood”. Directed by Paolo Solvay (Luigi Batzella) and starring Jedd Cameron, Donald O’Brien, Alfredo Rizzo and Krista Nell. The film tells the story of Gunslinger Tom Carter, learns that a certain Ringo Brown killed his brother Jerry during a robbery. Carter is determined to avenge his brother’s death at the town of Green Waters, which is dominated a greedy landowner named Shannon. He’s backed by Rast, his right arm and wants to force the peasants who still resist him to sell their land for a pittance. Convinced to help the people by a gold prospector, Jack Buchanan, whose life he saved, Tom manages to defeat the numerous attempts made to kill him, on the orders of Shannon, by Rast and his henchmen, until they decide to attack in mass Buchanan's farm, where Carter has found refuge. On the eve of the attack Tom is taken by Green Waters doctor to a man mortally wounded by a snake, who tells him he’s Ringo Braun and had killed at the behest of Jerry Shannon. In the ensuing shootout, Tom and Buchanan manage to exterminate Rast’s gang. Shannon also dies, so Tom does not have to abandon the town, in the company of the woman he loves decides to settle down.


Quelle sporche anime dannate - Italian title

Aquela alma madita – Brazilian title

Les âmes damnées de Rio Chico – French title

Geplant als: Sein Colt gab die Antwort – German title

Sein Colt gab die Antwort – German title

O epikirygmenos tou El Paso – Greek title

Pagaod en sangre – Spanish title

Paid in Blood – English title


A 1971 Italian film production [Constitution Film (Rome)]

Producer: Mario de Rosa

Director: Paolo Solvay (Luigi Batzella)

Story: Aldo Barni

Screenplay: Aldo Barni

Cinematography: Giorgio Montagnani [Eastmancolor, widescreen]

Music: Elsio Mancuso

Running time:  94 minutes



Tom Carter – Jeff Cameron (Giovanni Scarciofolo)

Lee Rast – Donald O’Brien (Donal O’Brien)

Jack ‘Mule’ Buchanan/Buck – Alfredo Rizzo

Doctor Lassiter – Edilio Kim

Cora – Krista Nell (Doreis Kristanel)

Julie Joyce – Sophia Kammara (Sofia Roda)

Zelda – Esmeralda Barros (Esmerlinda Barros)

Jerry Shannon – Mark Davis (Gianfranco Clerici)

Bill Joyce – William Mayor

Sheriff – Attilio Dottesio

Ringo Brown #1 – Franco Daddi

Ringo Brown #2 – Jean Claude Jabes (Gian-Claude Jabes)

Jerry Carter - Lorenzo Piani

Alec Quinter - Geoffrey Copleston (Gerard Copleston)

James - Salvatore Campochiaro

Piano player – Emilio Zago

Saloon girl – Laila Shed

Robbers – Angelo Susani

Agent for Greenwaters Valley Co. - Alessandro Perella (Alessandro Perrella)

Shannon henchman - Sergio Baldacchino, Franco Ukmar, Giancarlo Ukmar, Giovanni

     Ukmar, Giulio Baraghini

Stunt coordinator: Franco Pasquetto (Gianfranco Pasquetto)

Equestrian stunt advisor: Padovani


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