Ultimo killer, L'

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L'ultimo killer (Italy 1967 / Director: Giuseppe Vari)

  • Runtime: 87 min
  • Release Date: 10.8.1967

Also known as

Italy Django l'ultimate killer | English titles Django, the Last Killer | Django the Last Gunfighter | The Ultimate Killer | Germany Rocco - Ich leg' dich um | Spain El ultimo pistolero | France Le dernier tueur | Netherlands Django de laatste killer | Brazil O Último Assassino | Turkey Cangonun Sonu | Portugal Django, o Último Killer | Yugoslavia Poslednji Ubica |

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Luigi Montefiore [as George Eastman](Ramón 'Chico'), Dragomir Bojanic [as Anthony Ghidra](Raza / Rezza / Rocco / Django), Dana Ghia (Lola), Mirko Ellis (Stevens), Gianni Medici [as John Hamilton](Bart / Burt), Daniele Vargas (John Barrett), Giuseppe Addobbati [as John McDouglas](Ramón's father), Fabio Coplan [as Fred Coplan](Slim), Paolo Figlia [as Frank Fargas](Mack McRay), Valentino Macchi, Anton de Cortes, John Matthews, Paolo Reale [as Paul Real], Max Fraser (gambler cheated by Bart), Giulio Maculani (sheriff)
  • Also with: Remo Capitani (Barrett henchman), Giuseppe Castellano (Barrett henchman), Enrico Casadei (Barrett henchman), Amerigo Castrighella (Barrett henchman)
  • Story: Victor Catena (as Victor Cabot), Arthur Frank
  • Screenplay: Augusto Caminito
  • Cinematography: Angelo Filippini [Technicolor, Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Roberto Pregadio
  • Producer: Franco Committeri, Luciano Pappalardo, Mario Rossi
  • Maestro d'armi: Giulio Maculani

Synopsis

After his parents are killed by the men of landowner John Barrett, Ramon, is wounded while trying to get revenge. By chance, his life is saved by Rezza, an old disillusioned killer. While Rezza nurses Ramon's wounds, the two men become sort of friends. Rezza teaches Ramon the art of shooting and surviving and also the philosophy of the loneliness a killer has to bear. When the talented Ramon becomes a real threat to Barrett, the landowner hires Rezza to kill Ramon.

Comment

Excellent and intelligent variation of the teacher and pupil story, with a good score by Roberto Pregadio. Anthony Ghidra gives a charismatic performance as the old killer, while George Eastman is surprisingly good as a Mexican of unusual height. The film is mostly flawlessly directed by the talented Guiseppe Vari, whose best genre contribution this is.

by Stanton

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