Uomo chiamato Apocalisse Joe, Un

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Un uomo chiamato Apocalisse Joe (Italy, Spain 1970 / Director: Leopoldo Savona)

  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Release Date: 4.12.1970
  • Filming locations: Mansanares el real, Colmenar viejo - Madrid

Also known as

A Man Called Apocalypse Joe (U.S.A.) | Apocalypse Joe (U.S.A.) | His Name was Joe Clifford (U.K.) | A Man Called Joe Clifford (U.K.) | Apocalipsis Joe (Spain) | El dia del juicio (Spain) | Spiel dein Spiel und töte, Joe (Germany) | Groeten ad duivel (Holland) | Un homme nomme Apocalypse Joe (France) | Um Homem Chamado Apocalipse (Brazil) | Apocalipse Joe (Portugal) | Apocalypse Joe Clifford | 皆殺しのガンファイター Minagoroshi no gunfighter DVD title (Japan)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Antonio de Teffé [as Anthony Steffen](Joe Clifford/Apocalypse Joe), Eduardo Fajardo (Berg), Mary Paz Pondal (Rita, saloon manager), Fernando Cerulli (Doc Clan), Veronika Korosec [as Veronica Korosec](Mildred Clan), Giulio Baraghini [as Giulio Barachini](Sheriff Floyd), Fernando Bilbao (Bodo, Berg enforcer), Flora Carosello (Annie Masters, widow), Virginia Garcia (Aunt Lucy), Ugo Adinolfi [as Hugo Adinolfi](Terry, Berg henchman), Sergio Sagnotti (Berg henchman), Renato Lupi (Brother Antonio), Miguel Del Castillo (1st Sheriff), Bruno Arié (Berg henchman), Gilberto Galimberti (Moe, Berg henchman), Riccardo Pizzuti (Berg henchman), Silvano Spadaccino (Al, barman), Angelo Susani (Pat, Berg henchman), Stelio Candelli (Braddox / Brandon, Berg lieutenant)
  • Also with: Mimmo Maggio (Mexican informer), Remo Capitani (Berg henchman at ranch), Sergio Smacchi (Berg henchman at ranch), Roberto Alessandri (Berg henchman), Artemio Antonini (Berg henchman), Oscar Giustini (Berg henchman), Augusto Funari (Berg henchman), Omero Capanna (Berg gunman), Attilio Severini (Berg gunman), Enrico Chiappafreddo (Berg gunman), Sergio Testori (Berg gunman), Rolando De Santis (Berg henchman), Joaquín Solís (1st town outlaw), Gennarino Pappagalli (saloon customer), Marcello Meconizzi (saloon customer), Rocco Lerro (saloon customer)
  • Story: Eduardo Maria Brochero [as Eduardo Manzanos]
  • Screenplay: Leopoldo Savona
  • Cinematography: Julio Ortas [Eastmancolor - Cinemascope 2,35:1]
  • Camera Operator: Claudio Morabito
  • Music: Bruno Nicolai
  • Producer: Jose Antonio


Joe goes off on a long journey to reach a place where an uncle of his has died and left him a mine. Arriving there he finds a very troubled state of affairs. Among other things, he learns that the mine left to him had, apparently, been handed over to a man called Berg by the uncle himself just a few days before he died. Joe immediately realises that the whole town is in the hands of Berg and his gang. Even the sheriff is on the side of the outlaws. Joe decides to fight the gang.


After a great opening scene, which brings again Shakespeare to the west but ends in quite a good SW manner, the film tumbles towards mediocrity. The last half hour is one endless (and idealess imo) action scene which is enjoyable for some and a bore for others. / by Stanton


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