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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 ...
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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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17 January 1964 (France)  »

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Frank Albertson's last theatrical film. See more »

Goofs

In the second half of the film, after Darien abandons her car in front of the beauty parlor, the police show up. The police later describe it as being a "1961 Ford". It is in fact a 1962 Ford (Galaxie 500 Sunliner). 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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Fast paced Gangster film with Cameos Galore!
31 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a really cool gangster film featuring a much under-rated Henry Silva (Why Hollywood didn't use him more is beyond me!) playing an Italian mobster. The beggining of this film is a little awkward & slow but give it 15 minutes and it picks up quickly. Enter Elizabeth Montgomery as a bored socialite who wants some some excitement in her life and boy does she get it. Liz even gets slapped around by two guys which gets her turned on because when Henry comes back and finds her she belts out the line "I need you RIGHT NOW!" WOW! Kind of risque for the era. Good locations throughout, including many shots of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles & Las Vegas in the early 60's. Many, many cameos by Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Jim Backus, Mort Sahl. William Asher proved he could direct drama as well as comedy (His forte'). This has no Hollywood ending either. It should be on DVD.


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