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Johnny Yuma (1966)

Not Rated | | Western, Action, Drama | 11 August 1966 (Italy)
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, the woman and her brother hire a gunman to eliminate this ... See full summary »

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Romolo Guerrieri
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mark Damon ... Johnny Yuma
Lawrence Dobkin ... Linus Jerome Carradine
Rosalba Neri ... Samantha Felton
Luigi Vannucchi Luigi Vannucchi ... Pedro (as Louis Vanner)
Fidel Gonzáles Fidel Gonzáles ... Dorito
Gustavo D'Arpe Gustavo D'Arpe ... Pitt (as Gus Harper)
Gianni Solaro Gianni Solaro ... Hans Vander Oder (as Johnny Solari)
Ferdinando Poggi Ferdinando Poggi ... Sugar (as Ferd Poger)
Dada Gallotti Dada Gallotti ... Susan (as Alba Gallotti)
Mirella Pamphili ... Saloon girl (as Mirella Dugan)
Franco Lantieri Franco Lantieri ... Sancho (as Frank Liston)
Anthony La Penna Anthony La Penna ... Thomas Felton (as Leslie Daniels)
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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, the woman and her brother hire a gunman to eliminate this nephew before he can claim his inheritance. The nephew, however, proves to be a resourceful fighter -- good both with his gun and with his fists -- and he manages not only to close in on his foes but also to form an alliance of sorts with the gunman who's been hired to kill him. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Western | Action | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 August 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Yuma See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiger Film, West Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 47510 delivered on 11-8-1966. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Yuma: You didn't come here to kill me, did you?
Linus Jerome Carradine: If I had, you'd be dead by now.
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Referenced in De Kijk van Koolhoven: Spaghettiwestern (2018) See more »

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JOHNNY YUMA (Romolo Guerrieri, 1966) **1/2
9 February 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

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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