Monday, January 26, 2015

RIP Demis Roussos

RIP Demis Roussos. Greek singer Demis Roussos died on January 26, 2014. He was 68. Whose Demis Roussos you ask? He at one time was a part of a group called Aphrodite's Child with Vangelis. Roussos appeared in a French TV western musical called L'homme qui venait du Cher.

Winnetou may return to the big screen

There can be only one "- was the thought for a long time: Pierre Brice has been since the 1960s the eternal Winnetou. That could change now, because the Karl-May-Verlag wants to bring the novels to the great Indian chief once again to the big screen.
The key word "Winnetou" has movie fans to this day immediately picturing Pierre Brice (85) in front of their eyes, the Apache chief, not only in the cult film series of the 1960s, but also in TV productions of the 1980s and even the end of the 1990s embodied the Apache chief. But now Winnetou gets a new face, because Karl May's legendary Western novels are to be filmed again, as telling the Karl-May-Verlag.
For the implementation of the project, the publisher will combine the Munich-Aventine film production companies of producer Wolfgang Behr and Bernd Schlötterer. Who will follow in the footsteps of Pierre Brice, Lex Barker and Co., is not yet known. It is already in intensive discussions with national and international stars, announced a spokeswoman for the publisher of the News Agency news spot on. Brice in any case should be located and allowed to spend his final years in Indian-retirement.

Birthdays Then and Now

Giuseppe Maria Scotese (director) 1916 – 5/19/2002
Walter Barnes (actor) 1918 – 1/6/1998
Ken Thorne (composer) 1924 - 7/9/2014
Pedro Maso (screenwriter) 1927 – 9/23/2008
William Redfield (actor) (1927 – 8/17/1976
Pietro Ceccarelli (actor) 1934 –
Cris Huerta (actor) would have been 80, he died in 2004
Nando De Luca (composer) is 75 today.
Paul Johansson (actor) 1964 -
Rick Kavanian (actor) 1971 –

Sunday, January 25, 2015


L'Americano - Italian title
Yankee l'Americano - Italian title
El Yankee - Spanish title
Oi sfaires skepasan tin Arizona – Greek title
El yankee ovvero matar o morir – Italian title
L’americano – Italian title
Yankee l’americano – Italian title
El Yankee – Spanish title
Yankee – English title
A 1966 Italin, Spanish co-production [Tigielle 33 (Rome), P.C. Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas (Barcelona)]
Producers: Antonio Lucatelli, Francesco Giorgi, Alfonso Balcazar
Director: Tinto Brass (Giovanni Brass)
Story: Alberto Silvestri, Tinto Brass (Giovanni Brass)
Screenplay: Alberto Silvestri, Tinto Brass (Giovanni Brass), Alfonso Balcazar
Dialogue: Carlo Fusco (Gian Carlo Fusco) [Italian dialogue]
Cinematography: Alfio Contini [Eastmancolor, Kodakcolor]
Music: Nini Rosso (Raffaele Rosso)
Running time: 96 minutes
Yankee – Philippe Leroy
Grand Concho – Adolfo Celi
Rosita – Mirella Martin (Mirella Maravidi)
Filosofo – Jacques Herlin
Luis – Tomás Torres
Consalvo – Paco Sanz (Francisco Sanz)
Angel Face – Franco De Rosa
Gold Teeth – Pasquale Basile
Pittore – Giorgio Bret Schneider (Giorgio Bretschneider)
Portuguese – Renzo Pevarello
Tatuato – Antonio Basile
Tom – Tomàs Milton
Deputy – César Ojinaga
Garcia – Valentino Macchi
Chaco henchman – Osiride Pevarello
Perro – José Jalufi (José Halufi)
Sheriff – Víctor Israel (Josep Vilanova)
With: Henriquetta Señalada (Enriquetta Senalada)
Master of arms: Enzo Musumeci Greco
A stranger known only as Yankee wanders into a lawless town in New Mexico to discover that the locals live in dreaded fear of the invincible bandito named Grand Concho, who has driven them all into poverty and subservience. When the stranger is warned to leave, he sees a money-making opportunity, meets up with the bandito’s gang, and in a series of slick moves double-crosses them time and again, until, at the end, he has killed them all and walks off with their loot.


Bithdays Then and Now

Hugo Pimentel (actor) 1919 – 6/1/1984
Antonio Almoros (actor) 1922 – 11/30/1977
Renato De Carmine (actor) 1923 – 7/18/2010
Gregg Palmer (actor) 1927 -
Willi Neuenhahn (actor) 1928 – 8/25/1993

John Denver Collins (actor) 1950 -

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue our search for locations for “A Few Dollars for Django”. After his men are let out of jail by Sheriff Regan, Amos Bransbury sends for his henchmen to start burning out the farmers. He meets with the other ranchers at his office and lays out his plans to take care of sheriff Regan and wipe out the farmers and drive them from the coveted range land.
The house is located somewhere in the hills at Manzanares el Real the exact location is unknown. You can see the pass the riders ride out of in the beginning of the film when they show the rustlers driving the horses through the mountains.  

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations


Birthdays Then and Now

Berthe Dagmar (actress) 1881 - 1934
Viktoria von Ballasko (actress) 1909 – 5/10/1976
Ernest Borgninie (actor) 1917 - 7/8/2012
Daniel Boulanger (screenwriter) 1922 - 10/27/2014
Nico Fidenco (composer) 1933 -
Emilio Messina (stuntman, actor) 1936 - 4/21/2007
Maria-Pierre Casey (actress) 1937 -
Barton Heyman (actor) 1937 - 5/15/1996
Carlos Cervantes (actor) 1953 -
Thierry Arbogast (cinematographer) 1956 -
Nastassja Kinski (actress) 1961 -
Luciano Caceres (actor) 1977 -