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They Call Me Lucky

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Other than its predecessor, Three Bullets for a Long Gun, this film did not have Germany as co-producer and therefore does not count as a Eurowestern, it's listed here as the film's sequel.

They Call Me Lucky (South Africa 1973 / Director: Peter Henkel)



  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Release Date: 1973

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Keith G. van der Wat (Lucky Gomez), Cathy Usher (Beth), Trevor Edwards (Chino), Andrew Roberts (Kelly McDade, 'The Preacher'), Tullio Moneta (Diaz Almeida), Johan du Plooy (Juan), Diane Ridler (Teresa), Shirley Cilliers, Zara Marshall, Eric Horvitch, Noleen Post , Maurizio Viviani, Marie De Gaye, José de Sousa, Philip Van der Byl
  • Story: Keith Van Der Wat
  • Screenplay: Keith Van Der Wat
  • Cinematography: Vincent G. Cox
  • Music: Werner Krupski (as Verner Krupski)
  • Songs: “The Ballad of Diaz” sung by Brian Gibson, “The Last Trumpet” sung by Jody Wayne
  • Producer: Flip Bezuidenhout


Set in the Mexico Colorado and the Gila desert, the story tells of one man’s vengeance and the tragic aftermath of his hatred. Outside the bank of Yuma Diaz’s wife is killed by a stray bullet fired by a Mexican pistelero. Juan Diaz removes the silver bullet from his wife and swears on her dead body to get the killer. Lucky's band of outlaws then holds a rich girl, Beth, for ransom and plan’s a new series of robberies. Meanwhile, Juan is found dying in the desert by Lucky and is brought to his camp where he’s nursed back to health. Beth has fallen in love with Lucky and the two decide to marry. A preacher, who is actually a bounty hunter, is brought to the camp to perform the wedding ceremony. While staying at the camp he teaches Juan how to shoot a pistol. After another bank robbery Lucky and his sidekick Chino return to the camp where he is confronted by Juan and he kills both Chino and Lucky. In turn the preacher kills Juan and as he rides away Beth shoots and kills him.


Shot near Pretoria. Sequel to Three Bullets for a Long Gun from 1971.


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