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A Man Called Blade (1977)

Mannaja (original title)
A bounty hunter arrives in a mining town and is hired to track down the missing daughter of the town's crippled mayor and learns she has been kidnapped by the mayor's corrupt right-hand-man and a band of outlaws he is secretly working for.

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Complete credited cast:
Maurizio Merli ...
Mannaja
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Valler
Sonja Jeannine ...
Deborah McGowan
Donald O'Brien ...
Burt Craven
Salvatore Puntillo ...
Johnny Johnny, Impresario
Antonio Casale ...
Dahlman (as Nino Casale)
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Government Agent
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Gerald Merton (as Rick Battaglia)
Aldo Rendine ...
Stagecoach Traveller
Enzo Maggio ...
Oldtimer
Sergio Tardioli ...
Saloon Barman
Sofia Lombardo ...
Lucy Merton (as Sophia Lombardo)
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Edward M. McGowan
Martine Brochard ...
Angela
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Arriving in the mining town Suttonville, after claiming the bounty of a outlaw known as Burt Craven, a bounty hunter named Blade (armed with a hatchet instead of a gun) is hired by the town's wheelchair bound mayor McGowan and his corrupt associate Voller to track down McGowan's daughter Debra who has gone missing. Blade is unaware that Voller kidnapped Debra and is secretly working for a group of outlaws who are looting shipment of silver from the silver mines that are run the mine owner McGregor. Caught up in Suttonville's affairs, Blade not only has Voller and the outlaws to deal with, he also goes to settle a score with McGowan (who was responsible for the death of Blade's father) and takes on Voller and his gang who are out to gun him down. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Unlike Sergio Martino's first Italian western Arizona Colt (1966), this film was not filmed in Spain but was shot entirely in Italy. See more »

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Referenced in Oorlogswinter (2008) See more »

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Wolf
Written by Guido De Angelis & Fabrizio De Angelis
Performed by Cesare De Natale (as Dandylion)
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Great director, great cast, great film
9 February 2000 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Mannaja" ("A Man called Blade" is a case of great director + great cast great film. One of the most stylish of all spaghetti western it stars several veterans of the Italian crime/action genre: Maurizio Merli, John Steiner and Donald O'Brien. Merli is the tough macho hero as always, John Steiner a delightfully slimy villian and Donald O'Brian is fun as a small time crook. Highly recommended!


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