Saturday, April 13, 2024

Podcast Season 7, Episode #9, #130

 

Please join me at noon PST today for the last episode of Season 7 of “The Spaghetti Westerns Podcast”. I’ll be covering “The Sheriff Won’t Shoot” starring Mickey Hargitay, in our on-going “History of the Spaghetti Western” segment. Then I’ll tell you “Whatever Became of… Geoffrey Lewisl. Followed by Neil Summers in “Who Are Those Guys? The Film of the Week is “My Name is Nobody” starring Henry Fonda and Terence Hill. The LP/CD of the week will be “My Name is Nobody” and the singing group I Cantori Moderni. I’ll have an autograph of the week, a poster and book of the week. We’ll finish things up with The Bi-Weekly News. So, I’ll see you around High Noon on You Tube and Facebook.

From the WAI! vault.

 


Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Cory Brandon

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Cory Brandon, sometimes billed as Coret Brandon and Correy Brando was a supporting actor who appeared in only 7 films from 1972 to 1978. His nationality is unknown, and nothing is known about him.

His only Euro-western was as Manuel in 1972’s “The Erotic Adventures of Zorro”.

BRANDON, Cory (aka Corey Brandon, Correy Brandon) – film actor.

The Erotic Adventures of Zorro – 1972 (Manuel)

Spaghetti Western Locations for “Face to Face”

We continue our search for locations for “Face to Face”. Next we sea Brad practicing his shooting but doesn’t seem to notice Maria and Cattle Annie swimming in a pond directly in front of where he’s been aiming. The girls climb out of the water and dress as Brad watches. When one of the girls, Maria, sees Brad staring she quickly runs away but Fletcher follows. He catches her and slaps her face multiple times apparently enjoying his newly found courage and power.

This scene was filmed in Hoyo de Manzanares, Spain near where the town of “Golden City” which was used in “Fistful of Dollars” was filmed.


For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: http://y-yasuda.net/film-location.htm  and Captain Douglas Film Locations http://www.western-locations-spain.com/


Special Birthdays

Juan José Majan (actor) would have been 100 today nut died in 2006.









Paul Sorvino (actor) would have been 85 today but died in 2022.



Friday, April 12, 2024

12 Spaghetti Western Trivia ~ “Showdown at High Noon”?

“The Grand Duel” starring Lee Van Cleef, Horst Frank and Peter O’Brien was originally to be released according to this advertisement in this August 30, 1972, Variety by Mount Street Films as “Showdown at High Noon”.

[Submitted by Michael Ferguson]


Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Alfred Brandon

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Alfred Brandon is the stage name of Alfred George Banks who was born in Marylebone, London, England in April of 1871. He served as a Merchant seaman during World War I and joined the Free Masons in 1920. 

As Alfred Brandon he was mainly a theater actor. He appeared in Jean Manoussi, Charles Latour, and Paul Armont's play, "The Purple Mask," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Matheson Lang, Nona Wynne, Alice Moffat, Russell Thorndike, Amy Brandon-Thomas, Frederic Sargent, and Alice Phillips in the cast.

He only has two film credits according to the IMDB and both were westerns: “The Heart of the Red Man” in 1912 as Arthur Seymour and again as Athur Seymour in 1913’s “The Scapegrace”.

Banks died in Battle, Sussex, England on October 8, 1931, at the age of 60.

BRANDON, Alfred (Alfred George Banks) [4/?/1871, Marylebone, London, England, U.K. – 10/8/1931, Battle, Sussex, England, U.K.] – theater, film actor.

The Heart of the Red Man – 1912 (Arthur Seymour)

The Scapegrace – 1913 (Arthur Seymour)

Voices of the Spaghetti Western ~ “For a Few Dollars Less”

As we know most of the Euro-westerns were co-productions from Italy, Spain, Germany and France which incorporated British and American actors to gain a worldwide audience. The films were shot silent and then dubbed into the various languages where they were sold for distribution. That means Italian, Spanish, German, French and English voice actors were hired to dub the films. Even actors from the countries where the film was to be shown were often dubbed by voice actors for various reasons such as the actors were already busy making another film, they wanted to be paid additional salaries for dubbing their voices, the actor’s voice didn’t fit the character they were playing, accidents to the actors and in some cases even death before the film could be dubbed.

I’ll list a Euro-western and the (I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German and (F) French, (E) English voices that I can find and once in a while a bio on a specific voice actor as in Europe these actors are as well-known as the actors they voiced.









Today we’ll cover “For a Few Dollars Less”

[(I) Italian, (S) Spanish, (G) German, (F) French, (E) English]

Bill – Lando Buzzanca (I) Lando Buzzanca, (G) Tim Hoffmann

Miguel – Elio Pandolfi (I) Elio Pandolfi, (G) Helmut Müller-Lankow

Juanita – Gloria Paul (I) ? (G) Ute Lubosch

Sally – Lucia Modugno (I) Lucia Modugno, (G) Roswitha Hirsch

Little Joe – Tony Renis (I) Luciano Melani, (G) ?

Calamity John - Carlo Pisacane (I) Stefano Sibladi. (G) ?










Helmut Müller-Lankow  (1928 – 2006)

German actor and voice dubber was born in Weimar, Germany on April 19, 1928. He learned the profession of acting at the Weimar Theatre Institute (1951–1954) and made his stage debut in Erfurt in 1953. Numerous theatre appearances followed, before he found a permanent place in the ensemble of the Maxim Gorki Theatre in 1956. For over thirty years he played on this Berlin stage and became known as a character actor throughout the GDR. In addition, Müller-Lankow also took on several roles in film and television. Helmut worked extensively in the dubbing of foreign films and dubbed Philippe Noiret, Jean Marais and Peter Butterworth for DEFA, among others. He achieved particular popularity as the voice actor of Kjeld (Poul Bundgaard) in “The Olsen Gang Goes to Jutland”, the third film about the unsuccessful Danish trio of crooks. Already in the second film, “The Olsen Gang in a Pinch”, he had voiced another leading role with Dynamite Harry (Preben Kaas). Even after German reunification, Müller-Lankow remained active as a dubbing actor, including as Dr. Marcus Welby (Robert Young) in later episodes of the series of the same name. He also voiced the role of family man Geba in the Hungarian animated series ‘Hot Wire to the Afterlife’. Helmut died in Berlin on March 8, 2006.


Special Birthdays

André Bollet (actor) would have been 100 today but died in 2014.









Dario De Grassi (actor) would have been 85 today but died in 2013.



Thursday, April 11, 2024

RIP Eckart Dux

 


Veteran German actor and voice dubber Eckart Dux died in Sassenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany on April 9th he was 97. Born Eckart Herman Dux in Berlin on December 19, 1926. Dux completed his training as an actor with Else Bongers in Berlin and made his stage debut in 1948 at the city's Renaissance Theatre. He then had numerous roles on the Berlin stage and in theatres in Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. He also had many roles as a character actor in film and television. From 1949, he became the longest active German-speaking voice actor, dubbing Hollywood films into German. In the 1950s and 1960s he was regularly the German voice of Audie Murphy. He also dubbed Anthony Perkins in many roles including Psycho, Steve Martin, Fred Astaire, George Peppard (in the action series The A-Team) and Jerry Stiller. He has also worked as an actor and narrator on radio and audio books. Dux was married to the actress Gisela Peltzer in the 1950s, and then later to the editor Marlies Dux [1945- ] in 1970. Dux’s work in Euro-westerns consisted of appearing as Jimmy in the 1964 TV western film ‘Prairie Saloon’ and he was the German voice of Mark Damon in “Ringo’s Golden Pistol” and Phillippe Leroy in “Yankee” both in 1966. Brad Harris in “Rattler Kid” 1967, George Hilton in 1968’s “The Ruthless Four”, Christian Duroc, J. P. Compain the 1969 TV mini-series “The Leatherstocking Tales”. He was Dean Reeds voice in “Adios, Sabata” and the voice of Lucky Luke in both the animated “Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons” in 1978 and “Lucky Luke: The Daltons on the Run” in 1983 and as Sam Hawkens in 2009’s “WinneToons - Die Legende vom Schatz im Silbersee”.

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Murriz Brandariz

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Murriz Brandariz is/was a memorable Spanish supporting and character actor of which there’s basically nothing know. I can nothing on the Internet about him other than a mention of some of the films he appeared in and some of the characters he played. Apparently, he worked in front of and behind the cameras as he was a production assistant, property master as well as an actor in films and television. He appeared in nearly 50 films and TV appearances between 1953 and 1976. He disappears after 1977. He often was credited under the alias Manuel Muñiz, Mark Mellot and most of all ‘Pajarito’.

All I can add is what Kevin Grant wrote in his 2011 book Any Gun Can Play – “This diminutive, quizzical looking Spanish supporting actor provided light relief in the “Ringo” films as the hero’s helper, and a handful ofother westerns.”

Add him to the list of grossly neglected Spanish actors of whom we should know more about.

BRANDARIZ, Murriz – (aka Manuel Muniz 'Pajarito', Manuel Muñiz 'Pajarito', Mark Mellot, Manuel Muñiz, Pajarito) [Spanish] – Production Assistant, Property Master, film, TV actor.

A Pistol of Ringo – 1965 (Tim) [as Pajarito]

The Return of Ringo – 1965 (Myosotis/Morning Glory) [as Pajarito]

Dynamite Jim – 1966 (preacher/undertaker) [as Pajarito]

Sugar Colt – 1966 (Agonia) [as Pajarito]

Long Days of Vengeance - 1967 (Pajarito) [as Pajarito]

The Longest Hunt – 1968 (Soldier in Doneghan's army) [as Mark Mellot]

Guns of the Revolution – 1969 (Armando) [as Pajarito]

The Law of Violence – 1969 (Joe) [as Pajarito]

Let's Go and Kill Sartana – 1971 (old man) [as Pajarito]

A Noose Is Waiting for You Trinity – 1972 (telegrapher) [as Pajarito]

Now They Call Him Sacramento – 1972 (man in cemetery) [as Pajarito]

Watch Out Gringo! Sabata Will Return – 1972 (Malcolm/Peter)

Karate, Fists and Beans – 1973 (Zachary Todd)

The Federal Man – (White) 1974

 

Il cinema di Romolo Guerrieri April 11, 12, 2024 in Turin, Italy

 

Exactly 50 years after the filming of the film "A Man, a City", which began in Turin on Monday, April 8, 1974, the Cultural Association Officine Ianós with Alessandro Rota wants to pay homage not only to the film made in the Piedmontese capital, but to the entire film career of Romolo Guerrieri with two days dedicated to him and organized with the collaboration of the National Cinema Museum, of the GLocal Film Festival and the Circolo dei Lettori.

On Thursday, April 11 at 8:30 p.m. at the Cinema Massimo, in Sala Rondolino, the Cinema Museum hosts the screening of "A Man, a City". Romolo Guerrieri participates in the presentation together with part of the artistic and technical cast of the film. In collaboration with the State Police.

On Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Circolo dei Lettori, in the Music Room, two volumes will be presented: "Il cinema di Romolo Guerrieri" by Giuseppe Costigliola (2023, Ed. Il Foglio) and "A man, a city. Il commissario di Torino" by Alessandro Rota (2018, Ed. Alzani). In addition to Romolo Guerrieri, the two authors Alessandro Rota and Giuseppe Costigliola will participate.

Based on the critically acclaimed novel "Il commissario di Torino" by Riccardo Marcato and Piero Novelli, "Un uomo, una città" by Romolo Guerrieri is a 1974 film with a screenplay by Mino Roli and Nico Ducci, produced by Luigi Rovere. It is the story of a city, Turin, and a commissioner, played by Enrico Maria Salerno: a figure inspired by the famous Giuseppe Montesano, the legendary head of the Turin flying squad. In "One Man, One City" Inspector Michele Parrino tackles the problems that the big city opposes to him: migration from the South, drugs, prostitution, violence, the contrasts represented by the "well-to-do Turin", the small underworld better known as "ligéra". Together with him there is the reporter played by Luciano Salce, whose friendship will not fail even in the darkest moments, always with a hint of goliardy. Behind the scenes and beyond the contrasts of a city that never ceases to be, surprisingly, unknown.

 

For more details: https://www.officineianos.it/unuomounacitta

New French Blu-ray, DVD release “Et Viva la revolution!”

 








“Et Viva la revolution!”

(Long Live Your Death)

(1971)

 

Director: Duccio Tessari

Starring: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave

 

Country: France

Label: BQHL

Blu-ray, DVD

PAL

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Languages: French, Italian, English

Subtitles: French

Runtime: 103 minutes

Extras: Introduction by Jean-François Giré

ASIN: ‎B0CX6NYC4N

Available: April 4, 2024

Special Birthdays

Hunt Powers (actor, singer) is 95 today.








Jeff Cameron (actor) would have been 90 today but died in 1985.



Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Fred Brand, Karen Brand, Mary Brand

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

 

The Brands, Fred, Karen and Mary. Were they related? I can find no biographical information on any of them. All I can say is they all acted in German silent films during the same period around 1920.


Fred appeared in only one film, and it was a silent Euro-western “Die Eisenbahnräuber” (The Train Robbers) in 1920.

BRAND, Fred – film actor.

The Train Robbers - 1920


Karen appeared in only one film, and it was a silent Euro-western “Das Mädchen aus dem goldenen Westen” The Girl of the Golden West) in 1922

BRAND, Karen [German] – film actress.

Das Mädchen aus dem goldenen Westen – 1922

 

Mary Brand appeared in two silent films which were both Euro-westerns “Der Giftbecher” in 1917 and “Black Jack” in 1918.

BRAND, Mary – film actress.

Der Giftbecher – 1917

Black Jack – 1918

Who Are Those Gals? ~ Orchidea De Santis

Orchidea De Santis was born in Bari, Puglia, Italy on December 20, 1948. She started her show business career as a singer and then became a theater actress. Her career ranged from film to radio, from theater to music, until she landed in television.

Active mainly in the 1970s, Orchidea was an interpreter of Italian erotic comedies, initially mainly in costume with the setting of Boccaccio.

Her career suffered an abrupt halt in 1980, following a serious accident on the set of the film “Arrivano i gatti”.

During her radio career she has held numerous jobs as an actress, especially in scripted episodes such as ‘Barocco Roma’ and ‘Racconto Italiano’, transmitted by RadioDue. She had the lead, in the 1998-2000, ‘L'arca di Noè’ for RadioDue and in 1998 for RAI International she developed a program directed and conducted in thirteen episodes on film and soundtrack called ‘Ciak si esegue’. She was the creator and host of the ‘L'anello di re Salomone’, from 2000 to 2006 which led to four hours of live radio on RadioDue Two nights a week.

For television, she took part in dramas and short films, including ‘Roosevelt’ (RAITRE, 1986), ‘La Maga Circe’ and ‘Lucrezia Borgia’ (RAIUNO, 1987), ‘Il caso Redoli’ and TV movies for the major network (RAIUNO, 1996).

Orchidea has appeared in over 55 film and TV appearances starting in 1963. Among which were two Euro-westerns: “Ringo’s Two Sons” (1966) as Marisol with Franco and Ciccio and “The Prey of Vultures” (1972) with Peter Lee Lawrence. She also was to appear in “Sundown John” in 1972 but the film was never made.

She currently runs a blog and works with various animal welfare organizations and environmental organizations.

De SANTIS, Orchidea (aka Orchidea De Sanctis, Orquidea De Santis, Orchidea de Sanctis, Orquidea de Santis) [12/20/1948, Bari, Puglia, Italy -      ] – model, theater, film, radio, TV actress.

The Two Sons of Ringo – 1966 (Marisol (as Orchidea de Sanctis)

These Damned Pounds of Gold - 1972 (Janet/Janette Sullivan)

Sundown John – 1972 [Film was never made.]

Special Birthdays

Nino Pavese (actor) would have been 120 today but died in 1979.







Aldo Giuffrè (actor) would have been 100 today but died in 2010.









Max von Sydow (actor) would have been 95 today but died in 2020.







Elvio Monti (composer, singer) is 90 today.









Angeles Lee (actress) is 85 today.







Miguel Bordoy (actor) is 80 today.



Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Derek Brand

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Derek Brand apparently made only one film and that was his only Euro-western “Ein langer Ritt nach Eden” (A Long Ride to Eden) 1971 as Elmer Stevens.

No other information can be found about the man so he will remain unknown for now.

BRAND, Derek – film actor.

A Long Ride to Eden – 1971 (Elmer Stevens)

American stars boosted ‘Spaghetti Westerns in U.S. [archived newspaper article]

 

The Roanoke Times

February 25, 2008

 

     “The term ‘Spaghetti Western’ was first coined by American critics of the Italian Western and was intended to pejorative,” wrote Christopher Frayling in his book “Spaghetti Westerns.”

     “I prefer to use ‘Spaghetti Western’ in a descriptive sense [for movies made in Italy and Spain] – and also [as] a term of endearment.

     Just as Americans make pictures of other cultures – “Camelot” or “Crocodile Dundee II,” for example – Italians started making movies about America’s mythical Wild West. Cowboys, shootouts, bad guys, lawlessness all the good stuff. Something about it got them hooked, and the fever eventually spread back to the U.S.

     There are more than 600 of these “Euro-Westerns, says Thomas Weisser in his book “Spaghetti Westerns: The Good, the Bad and the Violent.” He lists a variety of movies such as “Last of the Mohicans” and Kill Them All and Come Back Alone.”

     American actors such as Clint Eastwood, Jack Palance and even Henry Fonda got involved, giving the movies appeal in the U.S., too. But Italian moviemakers such as director Sergio Leone and composer Ennio Morricone gave the movies something extras that has stood the test of time and placed the best of the Spaghetti Westerns among the very best of all Westerns.

     Morricone, by the way, won an honorary Oscar last year for his career’s work, which includes the legendary whistled refrain from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Special Birthdays

Francisc Munteanu (writer) would have been 100 today but died in 1993.









Monty Laird (actor) would have been 95 today but died in 2004.








Monday, April 8, 2024

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Paul Branco

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Paulo Branco was born in Lisbon, Portugal on June 3, 1950. He’s a film producer and actor. He studied chemistry at the university but started cinema in 1974 as a programmer at the Olympic, managed by Frédéric Mitterrand. In 1979, he became a producer. He has now produced over 110 films and worked with famous directors such as Raoul Ruiz, Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, João Botelho, Chantal Akerman, Philippe Garrel, Patricia Plattner, or Laurence Fereira Barbosa. He, whom the Cinémathèque in Paris already called ‘the most european of all producers’ in 1992, during a tribute entitled ‘Bravo Branco: The Mmost European of All Rroducers’, has extended his activities to include distribution. Besides his work as a producer in Lisbon (Madragoa Filmes) and Paris (Gemini Films) where he also works as a distributor and an exporter, he is Portugal’s second-best exhibitor and distributor (Atalanta Filmes and Medeia Filmes). Paulo Branco is well-known for his commitment to European cinema and quality productions.

As Paul Branco he’s appeared in only one Spaghetti western so far in his career as an actor and that was an uncredited role in Giuliano Gemma’s “E per tetto un cielo di stelle” (And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars) in 1968.

BRANCO, Paul (Paulo Branco) [6/3/1950, Lisbon, Portugal -     ] – producer, film actor, married to psychoanalyst Dolorès López father of politician Juan Branco [1989-    ], founded Gemini Film, Alfama Films, Madragoa Filmes, Clap Filmes, Spider Films.

And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars – 1968

Spaghetti Western Locations Then and Now – “The Last Tomahawk”

The bridge seen in "Der letzte Mohikaner" (El último mohicano) (The Last Tomahawk) (1965) starring Anthony Steffen, Daniel Martin and Karin Dor was built in Gérgal, Almería, Spain.

The same location as seen today.



European Western Comic Books - Avventure del West

 





Western Adventures

This comic book series was created by Rocco Molinari presumably in 1965 to be inserted into surprise envelopes. It re-proposes various materials, partly taken from previous editions always intended for the same circuit; stories originally published in Kid Colt (1959), Jumbo Comics (1950), Albi Ariete Grandi Avventure (1955) and Invincibili (1956). Among the characters are Audax (King of Royal Mounted) by Jim Gray, Kid Colt by Stan Lee, J. Keller, Doug Wildey and Al Williamson and The Hawk attributed to Willis Rensie, or Will Eisner (who had created the previous Hawks of the Seas, published in Italy as I Raiders of the Sea, but presumably written by Ruth Ann Roche and drawn by Robert Hayward Webb. Also, drawings by Leone Cimpellin and Onofrio Bramante. Announced, but not found, the #13 “Steve Porter, the Indian Agent”.

Images were drawn by Nestore Corti.

The series was published by MOL in Milan, monthly in 1965 with issue #1 published in January and ending with #12 in December of that year. Each issue contained 32 black and white pages with color covers.

 

Titles

01 (00.00.65) - "L'ultima sfida" (The Last Challenge)

02 (00.00.65) - "La perfida vendetta" (The Wicked Revenge)

03 (00.00.65) - "Supplizio indiano" (Indian Torture)

04 (00.00.65) - "La miniera del terrore" (The Mine of Terror)

05 (00.00.65) - "Morte al km 25" (Death at 25 km)

06 (00.00.65) - "Il falco dei mari" (The Sea Hawk)

07 (00.00.65) - "Come Kid Colt divenne un fuorilegge!" (How Kid Colt Became an Outlaw)

08 (00.00.65) - "Il cavaliere solitario" (The Lone ranger)

09 (00.00.65) - "La minaccia" (The Threat)

10 (00.00.65) - "L'uomo del circo" (The Circus Man)

11 (00.00.65) - "Vivo o morto" (Dead or Alive)

12 (00.00.65) - "L'agguato" (The Ambush)

 

Special Birthdays

Sampson Burke (actor) is 95 today.



Sunday, April 7, 2024

 


RIP Ernesto Gómez Cruz. Veteran Mexican actor Ernesto Gómez Cruz died from complications of Alzheimer’s in Mexico City on April 6th. He was 90. Gómez Cruz was born in Veracruz, Mexico, on November 7, 1933. His first professional job was as a photographer; Later, through a friend, he was introduced to dramatic arts. Thus, he moved to the Aztec capital where he studied acting at the National Institute of Fine Arts. Although he had musical interests, he discarded them because he considered that he did not have enough preparation. He made his film debut in 1967 with the film “Los caifanes”, where his performance as El Azteca which earned him the national Silver Goddess Award. Subsequently, he would obtain other awards and recognitions such as the Ariel. Ernesto’s only Euro-western was as the witch in 2006’s “Bandidas” with Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek.

From the WAI! vault

 








Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Tino Braña

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Tino Braña is another of the Brana brothers who were stuntmen and actors in films made in Spain. Tino was an accomplished stuntman and stunt coordinator. Most likely he performed in many films but was not credited. It is known that he worked as a stunt coordinator on “El Cid” (1961) and was Raquel Welch's stunt double in “The Three Musketeers” (1973). He also helped coordinate the jousting matches for The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament chain of restaurants.

Unfortunately, little else is known about him and whether he’s still living.  

BRANA, Tino (Faustino Braña Pérez) – stuntman, stunt coordinator, film actor, brother of stuntman, actor Frank Brana (Francisco Braña Pérez) [1934-2012], actor Gonzalo Brana (Gonzalo Braña Pérez) [193?-2012].

Kill the Poker Player – 1972 (lover of Indio’s hostage)

New double DVD release “Dos granujas en el oeste”/”Ojo por ojo”

 








“Dos granujas en el oeste”/”Ojo por Ojo”

Buddy Goes West / Today It’s Me, Tomorrow You”

(1981, 1968)

 

Directors: Michele Lupo Tonino Cervi, Michele Lupo

Starring: Bud Spencer

 

Country: Spain

Label: Impulse

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Resolution: 16/9

Languages: Spanish, Italian

Subtitles: Spanish

Running times: 88 minutes / 91 minutes

ASIN: ‎B0CZHY4BCP

Available: April 7, 2024

 

Spaghetti Western Locations for “Face to Face”

We continue our search for locations for “Face to Face”. Bennett wants to find out where they are holding Zachary and has sent several men out to try and locate him. He says after a couple of jobs the gang will be in good shape. Siringo asks if Beau has any in mind and he’s told he’ll discuss it with some of the boys. Siringo tells Bennett he thought he was part of the gang. Beau tells him he’s still on trial but he can ride along with them. Brad volunteers to go but Beau tries to talk him out of it as they plan on attacking a train and there will be killing. He tells Beau he’s not up to it.

This scene was films at La Pedriza, Manzanres El Real, Spain.


For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: http://y-yasuda.net/film-location.htm  and Captain Douglas Film Locations http://www.western-locations-spain.com/


Special Birthdays

Joseph Rosenthal (director) would have been 160 today but died in 1946.



Saturday, April 6, 2024