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Juan Pablo de Osuna
Fosco Giachetti ...
Lucero
Emma Penella ...
Consuelo
José Nieto ...
Chiclanero
Félix Dafauce ...
Joaquín de las Hoces
Francisco Arenzana ...
Novato
Alessandro Fersen ...
Vargas
Aldo Silvani ...
Padre de Flores
Evar Maran ...
Flores
Arturo Bragaglia ...
Párroco
Gondrano Trucchi
Luis Prendes ...
Tomás
Fedele Gentile
John Fostini
Roberto Zara ...
Rana
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13 March 1954 (Italy)  »

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Atromitos ekdikitis  »

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Lucero
romance
Music by José Muñoz Molleda
Lyrics by José Santugini
Performed by María Dolores Pradera
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Gazpacho adventure/drama about Andalucian bandits , masterfully directed by Ladislao Vadja
4 June 2015 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Entertaining adventure movie , plenty of action , thrills , evocative cinematography , luxurious costumes ; all meld together under Ladislao Vadja's good direction . This motion picture is an Italian-Spanish Co-production directed by a Hungarian settled in Spain , well realized by Ladislao Vadja , born in Budapest , Hungary . It is set during the 19th century , Sierra Morena , Zahara De La Sierra , Ronda , Andalucia where had been proliferating ruthless bandits , who alone or in bands , engulfing the region with merciless assaults and ominous murders . For ironies of history , many bandits were good benefactors of the humble and unfortunate people , giving rise to the glamorous as well as romantic legends of the generous Andalucian Bandidos . In fact, almost all of them were selfish and ambitious men , who could not be expected no sense humanitarian . As "Lucero", whose name runs throughout the mountains and villages , being relentlessly frightened and hated by townsfolk . As Lucero and his gang were cruel and savage outlaws that infested the area from Ronda and surroundings . The film starts with a "copla of blind" ("Romance Lucero") sung in couplets and romances of blind singers which seem to be a whole praise dedicated to a bandit , "Lucero" . There appears a womanizer and gambler , Juan Pablo De Osuna (Rossano Brazzi), who is abandoned by his engaged girlfriend Consuelo(Emma Penella), fed up with his licentious life . After losing in the game a lot of money , Juan pulls off a set-up . When Juan's father is kidnapped , he seeks vendetta and he takes a secret identity , as he poses as a bandit ; then Juan unites to Lucero (Fosco Giachetti) band . There Juan takes on Chiclanero (Jose Nieto) who suspects from him . The gang carries out kidnappings , blackmails and killings , including a shocking and spectacular hanging (to Luis Prendes) .

This ¨Tortilla¨ adventure is filled with thrills , intrigue , and spectacular confrontations with precious and luminous cinematography . This traditional ¨Bandido¨ movie made in Andaluzi Western style contains rousing nice action , pursuits , attacks and exuberant outdoors . Magnificent screenplay dealing with revenge and redemption that turns out to be the main axis of the plot . Although the story has been told before , appropriate filmmaking and over-the-top acting win out , as it results in a very good adventure flick . It is a combination of intense drama and full of villainy , betrayal , romance , heroism and redemption . Fine acting by Rossano Brazzi as a revenger who uses all kind of shrewdness in order to infiltrate himself a dangerous band to destroy his enemy . Director took advantage of the marvelous exteriors from Serrania of Ronda , Malaga , and shooting a hastily assembled attractive picture . In the movie appears usual support actors of the forties and fifties such as Jose Nieto , Jose Isbert , Adriano Domínguez , Juan Calvo , Rafael Calvo , Felix Fernández , Felix Dafauce , Luis Prendes , and brief acting by Antonio Ferrandis ,among others

This is a good-natured black and white romp with glamorous cinematography shot in natural scenarios by Eloy Mella , who gives us an accurate ambiance of the times is developed , though a perfect remastering being necessary because of the copy is washed-out . In addition , an evocative musical score by Jose Muñoz Molleda , Edgar Neville's habitual musician , including Coplas and songs by Maria Dolores Pradera . The motion picture was compellingly directed by Ladislao Vajda who was born in Budapest (1906) , Austria-Hungary as László Vajda Weisz . He was a director and writer, known for El Cebo (1958) or The Bait , Marcelino pan y vino (1955) and Un Angel Pasó Por Brooklyn (1957) and he died in Barcelona (1965) . Vadja was member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1958 and he's author of top-notch movies , such as ¨The Bait¨ , ¨Maria Matricula De Bilbao ¨, and three with Pablito Calvo as ¨Uncle Jacinto¨ starred by Antonio Vico , ¨Marcelino Pan Y Vino¨ and ¨Un Angel Paso Por Brooklyn¨ with Peter Ustinov , these pictures touched the hearts of numerous spectators around the world . And , of course , ¨Carne De Horca¨ , it results to be an excellent film . In my opinion this is one of the best films to come out of Europe in the decade of the 50s . Rating : Above average for its worthwhile mingle of drama , action and adventure .


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