Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WHITE FANG

Zanna Bianca – Italian title
Colmillo Blanco – Spanish title
Croc-blanc – French title
Caninos Brancos – Brazilian title
Croc Blanc, o Cão Lobo – Finnish title
Valkoiset torahampaat – Finnish title
Susikoira – Finnish title
Jack London: Wolfsblut – German title
Wolfsblut – German title
O aspros lykos – Greek title
Fehér Agyar – Hungarian title
Croc Blanc, o Cão Lobo – Portuguese title
Varghunden – Swedish title
Kurt Soyu – Turkish title
Izazov belle sape - ? title
White Fang – English title
 
A 1973 Italian, Spanish, French co-production [Oceana (Rome), Incine (Madrid), Fox Europa
(Paris)]
Producers: Harry Alan Towers, Ermano Donati, Giulio Sbarigia
Director: Lucio Fulci
Story: “White Fang” by Jack London (John Chaney)
Screenplay: Guy Elmes, Roberto Gianviti, Thom Keyes (Thomas Keyes), Piero Regnoli, Guillaume Roux
Dialogue:  Peter Wellbeck (Harry Alan Towers) [English]
Cinematography: Erico Menczer (Eric Menczer), Pablo Ripoll [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Carlo Rustichelli
Song: “Oh Johnny” sung by Carole André (Carol Smith)
Running time: 105 minutes
 
Cast:
Jason Scott – Franco Nero (Franco Sparanero)
Sister Evangelina – Virna Lisi (Virna Lisi)
Father Oatley – Fernando Rey (Fernando Arambillet)
Charles ‘Beauty’ Smith – John Steiner
Mitsah – Missaele
Charlie – Daniel Martin (José Martínez)
Kurt Johnson/Curt Johnson – Raimund Harmstorf
Chester – Daniele Dublino
Krista Oatley – Carole André (Carole Smith)
Jim Hall – Rik Battaglia (Caterina Bertaglia)
Mounties – John Bartha (Janos Barta), Renzo Pevarello, Maurice Poli
Daisy – Carla Mancini
Bandit – Luigi Antonio Guerra
Pianist – Mirko Baiocchi
Saloon patrons – Osiride Pevarello, Massimo Ciprari, Romano Targa, Tony Casale (Antonio Casale), Quinto Marziali, Maurizio Streccioni
 
 
Set in 1896 in the Klondike region of Yukon, Canada it follows the adventures of a wolf dog named White Fang, who helps a young Indian boy, Mitsah, as well as a reporter Jason Scott, who arrive in the small gold town of Dawson City. The town is run by a ruthless and greedy businessman named Beauty Smith and his gang of equally ruthless henchmen who control the town with fear who profit from the local prospectors. Scott with the help of a fur trapper, a nun, Mitsah and most of all White Fang cleans up the town of corruption and greed.
 

Happy 70th Birthday Karin Schubert

Karin Schubert was born on November 26, 1944 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Since the mid-1960s, the trained actress Karin Schubert played in Italian action and drama films. In the 1970s she appeared increasingly in adult films, such as with Laura Gemser in “Emanuelle”. In the first half of her career, she had successes with the films such as “Bluebeard” and “The Assassination” (both 972). Her naive and provocative appearance brought her to the attention of director Joe D'Amato, and she began to work in soft sex movies under his direction. In 1985, at 40 years of age she began to make porno films and appeared in them until 1994 with more than 20 on her resume. She then retired from the screen.
 
Schubert appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Companeros!” (1970) as Zaira Harris and “Three Musketeers of the West” (1973) as Doctor Alice Ferguson.
 
Today we celebrate Karin Schubert’s 70th birthday.

Happy 85th Birthday Hans Bergmann

Hans Bergman was born on November 26, 1929 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. His film career started with an uncredited appearance as a soldier in 1937’s “The Private’s Job” directed by Karl Ritter. He’s gone on to appear in over 40 films and television appearances.  His last appearance was in 2008’s “A Year Ago in Winter”. His lone Euro-western appearance was as Rastano in 1953’s “Johnny Saves Nebrador” starring Hans Albers.
 
Now retired we celebrate Hans Bergman’s 85th birthday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An Afternoon with Enzo G. Castellari and KEOMA

An Afternoon with Enzo G. Castellari and KEOMA (1976) December 9, 2014, 3:00 P.M. The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
Outside the Box [Office], Band Pro and Blue Undeground invite you and a guest to a special discussion with director ENZO G. CASTELLARI (Inglorious Bastards, Street Law, The Big Racket) and screening of Keoma (1976).
 
 
Directed by Enzo G. Castellari
Written by Enzo G. Castellari, Nico Ducci,
Luigi Montefiori, and Mino Roli
Produced by Manolo Bolognini
 
Beginning with a Q&A with Enzo G. Castellari  Moderated by Cinematographer Jon Fauer, ASC
 
3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

Who Are Those Guys? - Kalena Bojko

 
Kalena Denise Bojko was born on September 18, 1998 in Argentina. She lives with her mother, father and grandmother. Currently attending high school she has a long list of friends. In her free time she likes to watch TV, use the computer, workout in the gym and be with her friends. She’s a normal 16 year-old who also has appeared in three films: “The Hairy Tooth Fairy 2” (2008), the Euro-western “Lucky Luke” (2009) and an appearance in one episode of the Argentine TV series "Sueña conmigo"’ (2010). Dedicated to finishing her schooling she’s put aside her acting career for the time being to concentrate on her studies.
 
BOJKO, Kalena (Kalena Denise Bojko) [9/18/1998, Argentina -     ] – TV actress.
Lucky Luke – 2008 (actress)

Monday, November 24, 2014

White Fang

Bleyy klyk – Russian title
Colmillo Blanco – Argentinian title
Bílý tesák – Czechoslovakian title
Ulvehunden – Danish title
Susikoira Valkohammas – Finish title
Wolfsblut – German title
Farkasvér – Hungarian title
Zanna Bianca – Italian title
Colt-alb – Romanian title
Varghunden – Swedish title
Beli Ochjak – Yugoslavian title
White Fang – English title
 
A 1946 Russian production [Mosnauchfilm (Moscow)]
Producer: Vladimir Basov, Sergei Kozlovsky, N. Mironovich
Director: Aleksandr Zguiridi
Story: “White Fang” by Jack London (John Chaney)
Screenplay: Aleksandr Zguiridi
Cinematography: Viktor Asmus, G. Troyanski (Gleb Troyanski), Boris Volchek [black & white]
Music: V. Oransky (Viktor Oransky)
Running time: 84 minutes
 
Cast:
Weedon Scott – Oleg Zhakov
Alisa Scott – Yelena Izmajlova
Matt – Lev Sverdlin
Handsome Smith – P. Plotnikov (Nikolain Plotnikov)
Tim Keenan – Osip Abdulov
Gold prospectors – I. Bobrov (Ivan Bobrov), Emmanuil Geller (Emmanuil Havkin), V. Latyshevsky, Pyotr Repnin
 
Mining engineer Weeden Scott buys a dog, which he had saved during a bloody dog fight. His pet White Fang is not easily tamed as he’s been brought up by his previous owner Beauty Smith as a fighter and killer. As time passes White Fang begins to become friends with Smith and saves his life when Beauty comes after Scott with a gun.

Remembering Sophie Daumier

Sophie Daumier was born Elisabeth Simonne Juliette Clémence Hugon on November 24, 1934 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. The daughter of composer Georges Hgon [1904-1980], she studied ballet at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and drawing classes. At 16, she toured abroad with a ballet of cancan, under the stage name of "Betty Hugon." With a physical similarity to Brigitte Bardot, Sophie Daumier committed to the cabaret La Nouvelle Eve as a singer under the stage name "Betty Lawrence." She later became a stage actress after attending the teachings of Pierre Dux Raymond and Girard.
 
She made her film debut in 1955 in “Paris mob”, under the name "Betty Daumier." In the early 1960s, she had an affair with rocker Vince Taylor. She returned to the theater in Patate, of Marcel Achard, where she played for six years. It was at this time that, at the instance of the latter, she chooses a new name, Sophie, and a final stage name, Daumier, maiden name of her mother.
 
Daumier appeared in over 25 films but only one Euro-western as Connie Breasrfull alongside Giuliana Gemma in “Fort Yuma Gold” (1966).
 
Stricken with Huntington’s Disease Sophie died at the age of 70 on January 1, 2004 in Paris, France.
 
Today we remember Sophie Daumier on what would have been her 80th birthday.