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Johnny Cool (1963)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  17 January 1964 (France)
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Colini, an exiled American gangster living in Sicily, rescues Giordano, a young Sicilian outlaw, from the police. After Giordano is groomed, polished, and renamed "Johnny Cool," Colini ... See full summary »

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Johnny Cool / Salvatore Giordano
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Darien 'Dare' Guiness
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Correspondent
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Louis Murphy
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Holmes - Used Car Salesman
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Lennart Crandall
Wanda Hendrix ...
Miss Connolly
Hank Henry ...
Larry - Bus Driver
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Johnny Colini
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Oscar B. 'Oby' Hinds
Gregory Morton ...
Jerry March
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Ben Morrow
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Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo
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Suzy
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Educated
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Colini, an exiled American gangster living in Sicily, rescues Giordano, a young Sicilian outlaw, from the police. After Giordano is groomed, polished, and renamed "Johnny Cool," Colini sends him on a vengeance mission to the United States to assassinate the men who plotted his downfall and enforced exile. Johnny arrives in New York and quickly kills several of the underworld figures on Colini's list. Meanwhile, he picks up Dare Guiness, a wealthy divorcée who becomes his accomplice, and she is severely beaten by the gangsters as a warning against the vendetta. Written by alfiehitchie

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Don't let his looks fool you. He's the coldest killer of killers who ever lived! See more »

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17 January 1964 (France)  »

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A Mafia Manda Matar  »

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Coincidentally, Elizabeth Montgomery (Darien 'Dare' Guiness) and Elisha Cook Jr. (Undertaker) both died on May 18, 1995. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny and Dare last part, they agree to meet "tomorrow night, 7:00 at The Real Tony's". The next morning Dare says "he'll be in a restaurant called The Real Tony's 7:00 tomorrow night" but it would actually be that night. See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad Of Johnny Cool
lyrics by Sammy Cahn
music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
sung by Sammy Davis Jr.
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Johnny Cool....
28 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pure 1963 gangster drama. Not sure if this is on DVD yet, but it should be.

Elizabeth Montgomery as a brunette, looks amazing. She is a bored socialite who wants excitement, and hooks up with Henry Silva.

Some of the scenes are classic. The Beverly Hills Hotel, Las Vegas, a NYC skyscraper. Telly Savalas also has a cameo, and Sammy Davis Jr. Also, John McGiver ("The Manchurian Candidate") as an angry casino boss.

There is also something aesthetic and wild about seeing the streets of Los Angeles and NY in black and white, in the 60's. It just seems so surreal. Don't miss this film, they often show it on TCM channel. 9/10


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