Page for July 22 - 29, 2016.

The purpose of this page is to find others with a shared interest in these kinds of movies. Please drop me a line with comments or questions about
Italian and Spanish action movies,
or Martial Arts fight flicks.
William Connolly


Contents: Trivia Game (below),
Recent Viewings (below),
Unanswered Questions and Requests,
Stuff For Sale or Trade,
Stuff I'm Looking For,
Some of my favorite films,
and Links.


Check out The Spaghetti Cinema blog.


Click here for the trailer for THE UGLY ONES, the U.S. release title for THE BOUNTY KILLER.


Brain Teasers:

Which American novelist had three novels made into movies in 1967; one a Spanish/Italian Western, one an American Western, and one an American private detective flick?
John Nudge knew that it was Marvin H. Albert, who wrote "THE BOUNTY KILLER" which became EL PRECIO DE UN HOMBRE, "THE MAN IN BLACK" which became ROUGH NIGHT IN JERICHO and "TONY ROME".

In which Italian Western does our hero insist on calling an U.S. cavalry officer "George"?
John Nudge identified UN UOMO UN CAVALLO UNA PISTOLA, aka THE STRNGER RETURNS, in which Ettore Manni played Lt. George Stafford. However I should have specified that the hero called the officer "George" but his name was "Ted".
George Grimes knew that I meant UN DOLLARO TRA I DENTI, aka ONE DOLLAR IN THE TEETH, aka A STRANGER IN TOWN, in which our hero keeps calling the guy "George" even after he is told "It's Ted."

Which Italian actor worked for directors Antonio Racioppi, Raoul Walsh, Edgar G. Ulmer, Robert Aldrich, Vittorio De Sica and Peter Baldwin?
George Grimes knew that it was Gabriele Tinti.

Which Italian actor was married to a woman from Brazil, divorced her, and then married a woman born in Indonesia?
No one has answered this question yet.

What movie features Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba and Mako?
John Nudge and George Grimes knew that it was THE BUSHIDO BLADE.

And now for some new brain teasers:

Which Italian actor, born in 1921, worked with directors Damiano Damiani, Fernando Di Leo, Marcello Aliprandi, Giuliano Carnimeo, Harald Reinl and Antonio Margheriti?
Which French actor, born in 1929, worked with directors Harald Reinl, Giorgio Capitani, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Umberto Lenzi and Sergio Corbucci?
Which Italian director, born in 1908, worked with Michael Rennie, Giuliano Gemma, Steve Reeves, Ray Danton, Mark Forest and Scilla Gabel?
Which actor who played Zato Ichi has been invited to join the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?


Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes, Rick Garibaldi and Richard Oravitz identified last week's photo of Giuliano Gemma in ARIZONA COLT, aka THE MAN FROM NOWHERE.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

John Black identified last week's photo of Richard Harrison in LA RIVOLTA DEI SETTE, aka GLADIATORS SEVEN.
Above is a new photo. Can you identify from what movie it came?

George Grimes and Richard Oravitz identified last week's photo of Jacques Perrin and Claudia Cardinale in LA RAGAZZA CON LA VALIGIA, aka GIRL WITH A SUITCASE.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

Issue #78 of SPAGHETTI CINEMA is now available.
In it, Mike Eustace continues his essay on Sword and Sandal flicks, "Nights of Pleasure... Days of Strife", with a look at "The Unchaining of Hercules".
Mike also writes about his adventures in Spain finding all of the shooting locations for A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS.


A fanzine investigating Italian and Spanish popular cinema, S.C. began publication in 1984 and continues to come out as often as possible.
From Hercules to The Man With No Name; from I VAMPIRI to CEMETARY MAN - S.C. offers research and opinion on the kinds of movies which excited us as children and continues to fascinate under more mature scrutiny.

For a list of back issues and ordering information
click here.
Trivia questions welcomed!

Jackie S. and George Grimes indentified last week's frame grab from CRIPPLED AVENGERS, aka MORTAL COMBAT, aka THE RETURN OF THE FIVE DEADLY VENOMS.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

M.A.M.A. #54 is available with Michael Reid's exhaustive listing of movies, TV and anime based on the Shinsengumi; including THE LAST SAMURAI, GOHATTO, Samurai X, THE MAN WHO KILLED RYOMA, TENGU TO, BAND OF ASSASSINS and ASSASSINATION. Mike Eustace also continues to comment on recent Celestial DVD releases of old Shaw Brothers movies.
For ordering information, click on "drop me a line" below.


A 20 page photocopy journal investigating Asian action films, M.A.M.A. began publication in 1985.

For a list of back issues and ordering information
click here.
Trivia questions welcomed.


I am interested in knowing what movies you have watched and what you enjoyed or not. So please drop me a line if you'd like to share. Here's what I watched last week:



Did not enjoy:



David Deal enjoyed:

COMIN' AT YA (81) (3D) - I'd never seen this before and I was impressed with the craft that went into it.

Mildly Enjoyed

THE EIGER SANCTION (75) - Some interesting climb footage but the pall of bigotry and thinly veiled misogyny hangs over the first half.


Charles Gilbert watched:

SANDOKAN THE GREAT (1963) A bit more interesting than the sequel, this due to Genevieve Grad who affects a persona quite unlike the wallflower she portrayed in BEAST OF BABYLON AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES.