Sunday, March 12, 2023

“For a Small Amount of Dollars”


Για ενα ταγαρι δολαρια – Greek title

Gia ena tagari dollaria – Greek title

For a Small Amount of Dollars – English translated title


A 1969 Greek film production

Producer: Tasos Giannopoulos

Director: Giorgos Papakostas

Story: Napoleon Eleftheriou

Screenplay: Napoleon Eleftheriou

Cinematography: Nikos Milas [black & white]

Music: Hristos Mourabas

Running time: 106 minutes



Kitsos ‘Kitsago’ - Tasos Giannopoulos

Jenny – Liza Alexiou

Jenny’s father - Dionysis Papagiannopoulos

American son-in-law - Kostas Venetsanos

Gerasimos - Kostas Papahristos

Cleopatra - Mary Halkia

‘Buffalo Bill’ - Antonis Papadopoulos

‘Tsilivithras’ - Filimon Methimakis

Dancers - Minas Giotis, E. Rizou, E. Moustaka

Singers - Giulio Zara Los Careteros

With: Deppy Georgiou, Amalia Lahana, Giannis Moraitis, Vasia Nikolakopoulou, Marina Pefani, Nikos Tsachiridis

A naïve and crude provincial, Kitsos, is in love with a fellow countrywoman, Jenny, whom her wealthy landowner father wants to marry an American. Kitsos goes to the cinema to see, for the seventh time, the legendary spaghetti western “For a Fistful of Dollars”. During the screening he falls asleep and sees a dream that is a variation and parody of the film. He dreams of being the legendary Kitsago, the first tsarouchi in the area, who (along with his terrible complicity) agrees to steal Jenny's dowry: a box with dollars, so that the Texan, whom her father brings as a son-in-law, does not obtain them.


[Submitted by Michael Ferguson]

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