Friday, September 2, 2022

50th anniversary of the premier of “Killer Caliber .38”.


Today marks the 50th anniversary of the premier of “Killer Caliber .38”. Directed by Al Bradley (Alfonso Brescia) and starring Peter Lee Lawrence, Agnes Spaak and Hélène Chanel disguised as Sherill Morgan. The story is about a gang of seven masked men who repeatedly rob a stagecoach carrying valuables to the bank in Carson City. The last robbery ends with the massacre of the passengers, because one of them has identified the leader of the bandits. The bank executives decide to entrust the task of eliminating the continuing threat to Silver Peter Lee Lawrence, a hired gun, who is very clever and intelligent. In order to fulfill his mission, he adopts a very simple yet dangerous system. He spreads a rumor that he knows the identity of some of the bandits. Silver then, shortly thereafter, undergoes an attack, which allows him to deal justice to the killers. His task, however, is made difficult by the intervention Sheriff Bear (Mirko Ellis) that is clearly hostile towards him and is also entangled with two women Beth/Betty (Agnès Spaak) and Doll/Dolly (Hélène Chanel) the daughter of a murdered bank clerk and the owner of the local saloon.


Killer calibre .32 – Italian title

O Matador de aluguel – Argentinian title

Calibre 32 – French title

Stirb oder töte! – German title

Calibro 32 gia epta katharmata – Greek title

Cada Bala Tem Um Nome - Portuguese title

Killer calibro 32 Spanish title

32 Caliber Killer – English title

Killer Caliber .32 English title


A 1967 Italian production [Explorer Film ’58 (Rome)]

Producer: Bruno Turchetto

Director: Al Bradley (Alfonso Brescia)

Story: Lorenzo Gicca Palli

Screenplay: Enzo Gicca (Lorenzo Palli)

Cinematography: Bob Roberts (Fulvio Testi) [Eastmancolor, Techniscope]

Music: Robby Poitevin

     Song: “Amica Colt” sung by Maurizio Graf

Running time: 95 minutes



Silver – Peter Lee Lawrence (Karl Hirenbach)

Beth/Betty – Agnès Spaak

Doll/Dolly – Sherill Morgan (Hélène Chanel)

Averell – Andrew Bosich (Ignazio Bosic)

Sheriff Bear – Mirko Ellis (Mirko Korcinsky)

Carruthers – Michael Bolt

Spot – Cole Kitosch (Alberto dell’Acqua)

Doctor Ward – Joseph Holls (Giuseppe Fortis)

Mr. Finley – Bill Vanders (Wilhelm Vanders)

Fitch – Red Carter (Nello Pazzafini)

Janet Sullivan – Lucy Slade (Lucy Scay)

Kent/Ramirez – Gregory West

Lawrence Sullivan – Franco Pesce (Francesco Pesce)

Alonso – Gigi Bonos (Luigi Bonos)

Jud – Max Dean (Massimo Righi)

Parker – John Bartha (Janos Barta)

Bellison – John Taylor

Old drunk – Stephen Wilde (Silvio Bagolini)

Poker players – Ivan G. Scratt (Ivan Scratuglia), Giovanni Di Benedetto, Enzo Mondino,

     Alfonso Giganti

Old gambler – Umberto Salomone

Saloon patron – Vincenzo De Palo

Reg – Franco Ukmar

Austin – Bruno Ukmar

Sandy – Claudio Ruffini

Freeman/Sanchez – Emilio Messina

Freeman/Sanchez henchman – Clemente Ukmar. Aysanoa Runachagua (Alfredo


Stagecoach driver – Giancarlo Ukmar

Bank teller – Nino Nini

Townsman – Ugo Ballester

Young man on stagecoach – Robert Stevenson (Roberto dell’Acqua)

With: Guido Tonti

Master of Arms: Roger Harris

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