Thompson 1880

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Thompson 1880 (Italy · Spain 1966 / Director: Guido Zurli)


Ray, young and destitute, reaches Desert Spring, carrying a case on top of his mule. A gang headed by Brady uses apparently legal means to prevent anyone from trading and exploits all the town's possibilities for itself. The only one who dares to protest is Sheila, the daughter of a tradesman who has been ruined by Brady. She therefore welcomes Ray, hoping to make him an ally. But the young man doesn't even known how to handle a gun. However, when Brady's men beat him up and humiliate him, Ray decides to stay.


  • Cast (Italian): George Martin (Raymond 'Ray' Alec Thompson), Gia Sandri (Sheila O'Connor), José Bódalo (Judge Lennox), Osiride Pevarello (Augustine, Brady henchman), Consalvo Dell'Arti (Sheriff Braddock), Dino Strano [as Dean Stratford] (Axel, Brady henchman), Aïché Nana (Fanny), Pasquale Basile [as Pat Basil] (Lucky, Brady lieutenant), Antonio Basile [as Antony Basil] (Brady henchman w/bowler hat), Nino Nini (Mike O'Connor), Ivan Giovanni Scratuglia [as Ivan Scratuglia] (Brady henchman), Nino Fuscagni [Stefano Fuscagni], Giovanni Sabbatini (merchant), Giovanni Tsao (undertaker), Giovanni Petti (mayor), Ignazio Spalla [as Pedro Sanchez] (Pancho, Brady henchman), Gordon Mitchell (Glenn Sheppard), Paul Muller (Jameson Brady)
  • Also with: Franz Colangelo (blacksmith), Claudio Ruffini (saloon victim), Fred Coplan (Brady storekeeper, henchman), Franco Pasquetto (Brady henchman), Omero Capanna (Brady henchman), Armando Tortorici (cowboy in saloon), Lina Franchi (street vendor)
  • Director: Guido Zurli
  • Story: Enzo Gicca Palli
  • Screenplay: Jaime Jesús Balcázar
  • Cinematography: Ví­ctor Monreal, Franco Villa [Eastmancolor - Panoramica 1.66:1]
  • Camera Operator: Aristide Massaccesi
  • Setting Consultant: Demolifo Fidani
  • Music: Marcello Gigante
  • Producers: Franco Mannocchi, Alfonso Balcázar



Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 85 min (89 min ?)

Release Dates

  • Release Date: 13.10.1966

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