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Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North (1967)

Frontera al sur (original title)
A former Canadian Mountie escorts a group of women and coffins to Fort Eagle, but finds it destroyed and remains to defend the fort from a gang of marauding Indians and outlaws led by the ... See full summary »

Director:

José Luis Merino (as Joseph Marvin)

Writers:

Fulvio Gicca Palli (screenplay) (as Fulvio Gicca), José Luis Merino (screenplay & story) (as Joseph Marvin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hilton ... David Kitosch
Krista Nell Krista Nell ... Eva
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Major Zachary Backer
Enrique Ávila ... Mark
Ricardo Palacios
Gustavo Rojo ... José
Ada Tauler Ada Tauler ... (as Adela Tauler)
Verónica Luján Verónica Luján
Guillermo Méndez Guillermo Méndez
José Bastida José Bastida
Rafael Morales Rafael Morales
Ricardo Díaz Ricardo Díaz
Ricardo Rubinstein Ricardo Rubinstein
Francisco Nieto Francisco Nieto
Pablo Blanco Pablo Blanco
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A former Canadian Mountie escorts a group of women and coffins to Fort Eagle, but finds it destroyed and remains to defend the fort from a gang of marauding Indians and outlaws led by the mysterious Renegade who are after a shipment of gold bullion.

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 March 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North See more »

Filming Locations:

Aldea del Fresno, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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MediocreTortilla/Pasta Western co-produced by Spain/Italy in colorful scenarios and dealing with Canadian Mounted Police and Indian wars
5 October 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

So-so Tortilla Western dealing with Canadian Mounted Police , being middlingly directed by Jose Luis Merino . This Gazpacho Western deals with Rojas Casacas or ¨Red Long Coats¨ from Mounted Police operating along the US/Canadian border . An explorer guide called David Kitosch (George Hilton) going to a new destination in a far Fort called ¨Fort Benson¨ . But he is incarcerated and coerced to carry out a dangerous mission to guide a convoy transporting valuable gold bars . David joins Major Zachary Backer (Piero Lulli) and his team (Enrique Avila , Ricardo Palacios) and all of them suffer hot pursuits , extreme risks , assaults , betrayals and unexpected Indian attacks . Along the way they find a group of damsels in distresses (Krista Nell , Veronica Lujan , Claudia Gravy) . Then , David disguised as a Canadian Mounted Police officer but things go awry .

This is effortless and below average story in Paella Western sub-genre style , thus the picture includes the Canadian theme similarly to ¨Unconquered¨ by Cecil B De Mille and ¨The Canadians¨ by Burt Kennedy . As the movie follows more the American models than Spaghetti Western wake . Other Spanish films about Canadian Mounted Police are ¨Mestizo¨ by Julio Buchs and "Revolt in Canada¨ by Amando De Ossorio and "Cavalry Charge" by Ramón Torrado ; concerning similar events , battles between Red Skins and Red Long Coats. As it results to be a familiar film , with no much violence , though there are many deaths . The picture contains an exciting and spectacular final battle , though badly paced , including hundreds of extras , when the regiment is besieged by Indians . However , nobody seems to be wearing any clothes more than a week old, and modern day police special pistols are used alongside of prop-ish looking firearms with little or no concern about authenticity . Characters use knives that are brand new, reflectively shiny and don't appear to be sharpened . Regularly played by George Hilton who overacts as a brave scout . Hilton starred a lot of Spaghetti/Chorizo Westerns as ¨I Due Figli Di Ringo¨, ¨Un poker Di Pistole¨, ¨The gold professionals¨, ¨Sartana¨ , "Professionals for a Massacre" and many others ; though also performed a great number of Giallos as ¨¨All the Colors of dark¨ , ¨perverse Mrs Ward¨ and ¨Scorpion tale¨ . Many other familiar faces from Chorizo/Spaghetti , there appears ordinary secondaries in Spanish/Italian Western such as Gustavo Rojo , Luis Barboo , Ricardo Diaz , Rafael Vaquero , Veronica Lujan , Claudia Gravy , and special mention to fatty Ricardo Palacios who plays the starring's partner , acting as comic relief . Colorful photography by Fausto Rossi , being necessary a right remastering , and filmed on location in Aldea Del Fresno , Colmenar Viejo , Las Rozas , Manzanares , Navacerrada , Madrid . Atmospheric and evocative musical score by usual Angelo Francesco Lavagnino . The movie was produced in enough budget by and Jose Frade/Atlantida productions that financed several Westerns during the 60s and early 70s such as ¨Cuatreros¨ , ¨Mestizo¨ , ¨Challenge of McKenna¨ , ¨The mercenary¨ , ¨Los Compañeros¨, ¨twenty dollars for seven¨ and ¨Saddle tramps¨ , among others.

The motion picture was professionally directed by Jose Luis Merino , though resulted to be average . He's a skill and successfully craftsman . Merino often uses same actors , such as Stelvio Rossi , Peter Lee Lawrence , George Hilton and Charles Quiney . He has written/directed numerous films of all kinds of genres such as Terror : Ivanna , The hanging woman ; Euro-spy : Colpo Sensazionale al Servicio Del Sifar ; Chorizo/Spaghetti Western : More Dollars for the MacGregors , Frontera Sur , Réquiem for the gringo , Gatling gun , Seven ride to death , ; Wartime : Last Panzer battle , Hell commandos , A Bullet for Rommel , When heroes die ; Musical : Europa Canta , Aquellos Tiempos Del Cuple , and his most successful films are the fresh and diverting adventures : Tarzan and King Salomon's mines , Robin Hood , Rebelion De Bucaneros , El Zorro knight of Justice , El Zorro De Monterrey , and Last adventure of Zorro


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