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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Trivia

William Asher, the director of the movie, and Elizabeth Montgomery, the female lead, were married in the same month that the film was released in the United States, October 1963. 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 »

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Bee-Bom
words and music by Les Vandyke
sung by Sammy Davis Jr.
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Henry Silva Shines
23 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice little mob movie. And not a bad little showcase for a few Ratpack members either. Great actors...Elizabeth Montgomery, Henry Silva, Jim Backus, and Telly Savalas to name a few. Silva is in his element here, playing a gangster sent to avenge the deportation of a mob boss who can't get back in the country to settle the score himself. No one plays a better heavy than this guy! So cold and calculating! Silva's Johnny is one creepy character! Perfect! Montgomery is absolutely beautiful and shows the beginnings of a great career. No wonder she became a star!!The film itself I found to be a bit slow and, at times, ever so slightly confusing. Even so, I enjoyed it and would watch it again if only to marvel at the talent of Silva.


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