Saturday, January 14, 2023

Spaghetti Westerns Podcast – Season 5, Episode #2, #102


I invite you to join me today at noon PST as I’ll be talking about and covering the following topics. In out continuing ‘History of the Spaghetti Western’ I’ll be talking about Franco & Ciccio’s first western “Two Mafiamen in the Far West”. In our “Whatever became of?... Then I’ll cover the life and career of Peter Martell. In our “Who are those Guy? We have Remo Capitani and his plethora of westerns. The film of the week is Lee Van Cleef’s often overlooked “Beyond the Law”. I’ll have a CD of the week a few posters and we’ll get caught up on some major passings since our last broadcast in Season 4 and wrap it up with ‘The Weekly News. So set your clock for 12 noon PST and we’ll see you on Facebook and You Tube.


  1. So, Tom Your two favorite comedians today! I can't miss this one.

  2. I saw that episode. It was pretty good. And Tom, did you know that there was also a character named Peter Martell on the show, "Twin Peaks". He was played by Jack Nance. But unfortunately, he has nothing to do with the Italian actor. There is this story about how Peter Martell was up for the role of Cat Stevens in the 1967 Spaghetti Western, "God Forgives, I Don't" but for some strange reason Peter got into a fight with either his wife or his girlfriend and when he yelled at her, he somehow ended up kicking a table which broke his foot. He had to be replaced by Terence Hill at the last second. During his interview for the film, "Django", Franco Nero said that he was one of the choices for the role that he later ended up playing but when he talked about Peter Martell, he said that Peter was Spanish when in fact Peter was Italian. I'm part Italian and even I knew this was wrong. But Peter DID go on to become a star in his own right. But not as big as Franco or Terence were. He died in his native Bolzano, Italy, in February of 2010. He was 71. At the time of his death, the people had given him an apartment to live in rent free and treated him like a hero. A documentary was even done about him and he even appeared in an uncredited cameo as himself in the 1971 Robert Woods Spaghetti Western, "Savage Guns" alongside Gordon Mitchell and Lincoln Tate, who also appeared as themselves. He would later work with them both on "His Name Was Pot....But They Called Him Allegria" or "Lobo The Bastard". He also did "The Forgotten Pistolero" and "The Unholy Four" with our good friend Leonard Mann. And he was the main villain in the Dean Reed feature, "God Made Them....I Kill Them!". May his legacy never be forgotten.