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11 August 1966 (Italy) See more »
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A greedy woman kills her land-owning husband with the aid of her brother. Since the husband's will leaves his land to his nephew... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Johnny Yuma
 (From LateFilmFull. 16 December 2009, 1:52 AM, PST)

The Many Lives of Mark Damon: Part II
 (From Fangoria. 1 February 2009, 1:10 PM, PST)

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JOHNNY YUMA (Romolo Guerrieri, 1966) **1/2 See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Mark Damon ... Johnny Yuma
Lawrence Dobkin ... Linus Jerome Carradine
Rosalba Neri ... Samantha Felton
Luigi Vannucchi ... Pedro (as Louis Vanner)
Fidel Gonzáles ... Fidel Alvarez Cortese Sanchez Garcia
Gustavo D'Arpe ... Pitt (as Gus Harper)
Anthony La Penna ... Thomas Felton (as Leslie Daniels)
Gianni Solaro ... Hans Vander Oder (as Johnny Solari)
Ferdinando Poggi ... Sugar (as Ferd Poger)
Dada Gallotti ... Susan (as Alba Gallotti)
Franco Lantieri ... Sancho (as Frank Liston)
Mirella Pamphili ... Saloon girl
Fortunato Arena ... Poker player
Joaquín Parra ... Pedro henchman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saturno Cerra ... Hawk Eye / Cyclops

Directed by
Romolo Guerrieri 
 
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Fernando Di Leo 
Romolo Guerrieri 
Sauro Scavolini 
Giovanni Simonelli 

Produced by
Italo Zingarelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nora Orlandi 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Capriotti 
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Klaber 
 
Sound Department
Corrado Volpicelli .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Forges Davanzati .... assistant camera
 

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100 min
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Italian censorship visa # 47510 delivered on 11-8-1966.See more »
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Samantha Felton:I never discuss business in the bedroom.See more »
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Featured in A Life in Film (2007) (V)See more »

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JOHNNY YUMA (Romolo Guerrieri, 1966) **1/2, 9 February 2008
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

This is one of several of American actor Mark Damon's European ventures; he worked in various genres (such as historical epics and horror films) but also did a number of Spaghetti Westerns – including Sergio Corbucci's light-hearted RINGO AND HIS GOLDEN PISTOL(1966; originally bearing the similar title JOHNNY ORO) and the politicized KILL AND PRAY (1967), where he actually played the villain; even so, I don't feel he exudes the ruggedness which is part and parcel of this stylized subgenre!

Despite interesting credentials (incidentally, the widescreen German print on the budget DVD I rented omits the opening titles completely…so that the sequence where they ought to be merely shows Johnny Yuma wandering aimlessly on his horse!) – director Guerrieri, co-scriptwriter Fernando Di Leo – this is a minor genre effort, hindered more than anything else by a not very compelling plot line (drifter Damon battles sultry aunt Rosalba Neri and her gunman lover Lawrence Dobkin for an inheritance); unsurprisingly, the latter ends up befriending the hero and is ultimately himself deceived by the femme fatale.

The film is undecided whether it wants to be serious or approach the genre with tongue-in-cheek (hinted at by the presence of a greedy Mexican bum who aids Damon throughout) – though sentimentality over the murder of a child who has harbored the wounded hero (as often happens in this type of film, the latter receives a thorough beating only to re-emerge a stronger person for the finale) suggests something deeper may have been intended. The Mexican pueblo in which the tale unfolds supplies the requisite Western atmosphere, but also proves the ideal setting for the climactic gunfight. The score by Nora Orlando isn't bad and, yet, the lyrics to the title song seem to have been hastily scribbled down – having little to do with the action proper of the film!

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