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Revision as of 22:49, 12 June 2011

Black Jack (Italy 1968 / Director: Gianfranco Baldanello)

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  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Release Date: 24.10.68
  • Filming locations:
    • Desert Studios, Israel
    • Elios Studios, Rome

Also known as

Auf die Knie, Django (Germany) | Black Joe (France) | A genoux Django (France) | Un Uomo per cinque vendette (Italy) | Un i dannati della violenza (Italy) | Auf die Knie, Django - und leck mir die Stiefel (Germany) | Auf die Knie, Django (Germany) | Django spielt das Lied vom Tod (Germany) | Oi Epta ekdikitai (Greece)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Robert Woods (Jack "Black Jack" Murphy/Django), Mimmo Palmara (Indian Joe), Rik Battaglia (Skinner/Sanchez), Lucienne Bridou (Susan Sorella), Larry Dolgin (Reb), Federico Chentrens (Gordon), Dali Breciani (as Dalia)(Julie Skinner), Nino Fuscagni (Peter), Sascia Krusciarska (Estelle), Ivan Scratuglia (Rodrigo), Freddy Unger (Billy), Tom Felleghy (Mack), Luciano Bonanni (Mexican), Silvio Bagolini (printer), Giovanni Bonadonna, Romano Magnino, Omero Capanna
  • Story: Giuseppe Andreoli
  • Screenplay: Giuseppe Andreoli, Gianfranco Baldanello, Augusto Finocchi, Mario Mattei
  • Cinematography: Mario Fioretti [Eastmancolor, widescreen 1,85:1]
  • Music: Coriolano Gori (as Lallo Gori)
  • Producers: Fernando Franchi, Alexander Hakohen, Pierfranco Malaspina


Black Jack Murphy (Robert Woods) is the brains in an outfit of outlaws who rob the bank at Tusca City. All goes to plan with the heist but once the loot is safely obtained Jack's men lose no time in trying to double cross him. Wily Jack manages to outfox them at first and gets away with the cash but they soon catch up with him again and not only make off with the money but leave him crippled and carrying multiple causes for wanting revenge. This need for amends possesses Jack with an all consuming passion and he sets out to get even with each of his unfaithful former compadres but has his particular sights set on Indian Joe (Mimmo Palmara) and Sanchez (Rik Battaglia) who abused and killed his beloved sister.


Bleak and violent revenge western with a hero who is driven halfway mad by his thirst for vengeance, and becomes thereby as bad as the men he is out to kill. Doubtless by far Baldanello's best SW, who nevertheless isn't a good enough director to be able to realise the full potential of the story (Garrone's Django the Bastard is a similar case). Still it is, if not a great masterpiece, what we like to call a minor classic.

by Stanton

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