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Blindman (1971)

After fifty mail-order brides are kidnapped by bandits, the blind gunfighter hired to escort them heads into Mexico in pursuit.

Director:

Ferdinando Baldi

Writers:

Tony Anthony (original story), Vincenzo Cerami (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Anthony ... Blindman
Ringo Starr ... Candy
Lloyd Battista ... Domingo
Magda Konopka ... Sweet Mama
Raf Baldassarre Raf Baldassarre ... Mexican General (as Raf Baldassarie)
Marisa Solinas ... Margherita
Franz von Treuberg Franz von Treuberg ... Pilar's Father (as Franz Treuberg)
David Dreyer David Dreyer ... Dude
Gaetano Scala Gaetano Scala ... Domingo Henchman
Agneta Eckemyr ... Pilar
Mary Badin Mary Badin ... Bride
Dominique Badou Dominique Badou ... Bride
Carla Brait ... Black Maid
Shirley Corrigan ... Bride
Giuliana Giuliani Giuliana Giuliani ... Bride
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Storyline

Blindman is a blind gunfighter who rides a seeing-eye horse, Boss. He is contracted to provide safe transport for fifty European mail-order brides - who have asked miners in Lost Creek, Texas, for their hands in marriage - for $50,000, but his business partner, Skunk, betrays him by allowing Domingo, a Mexican bandit, to kidnap the women for his own purposes. Blindman heads into Mexico in pursuit, where he discovers that Domingo and his sister, Sweet Mama, are using the women as a lure for an Army General, who they intend to hold for ransom. With the aid of Pilar (the unwitting object of Domingo's brother Candy's affections), "El General", Boss and many, many sticks of dynamite, our anti-hero stops at nothing to get even with Domingo and his siblings, and deliver on his contract. Written by tanglefreak98

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Taglines:

You Can't Hide From Death When Blindman Says Die! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

ABKCO Films | Official Facebook

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

50 gynaikes gia to pistoli mou See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABKCO Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2004 DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Coincidently, Lloyd Battista and Pino Locchi (who dubbed Battista in the Italian version of this film) were at one time the primary dubbing actors for Terence Hill in the (American-produced) English and Italian versions of his films. See more »

Goofs

Candy's eyelids briefly twitch when Domingo strokes his corpse's face. See more »

Quotes

Blindman: [after shooting one of Domingo's men with all six rounds in his revolver] They can plant *that* son of a bitch.
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Crazy Credits

The Italian version ends when Blindman, riding towards the screen, is on the left side of the screen, and a minute-long credits roll (consisting of the actresses playing the brides, four supporting actors, most of the technical crew and the miscellaneous companies) plays over a reprise of The General's theme. The English version ends with an earlier shot of Blindman to the right of the screen, and simply displays text reading "The End" without segueing into any new music or credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Django (1966) See more »

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Deadly blind gunslinger seeks fifty mail order brides
28 September 2009 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Italian filmmakers were famous for ripping off popular franchises from other countries (usually America). Often these rips offs were near carbon copies (only with terrible actors being badly dubbed), but every now and then, an Italian rip off will become more than just another rip off. Setting a rip off of Japan's popular Zatôichi series in the wild west wasn't an obvious thing to do; western heroes are famous for their eagle eye gun handling abilities, among other things; but director Ferdinando Baldi dared to go there; and the result is Blindman, which despite the unimaginative title; is a rather decent western. The plot, as the title suggests, focuses on a blind gunslinger. He's been hired to escort 50 women across America; but runs into trouble when he is double crossed by his 'business partners'. Not willing to lie down on this one, Blindman sets off in pursuit of those that crossed him, with deadly results.

Tony Anthony takes the lead role and does a good job with it. This is the only western I've ever seen with a blindman in a central role (unless you count Johnny Depp in Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and I really don't see how anyone could have done the role any better. I also liked how the film depicts the title character going about his business with modified tools - for example, a 'Braille' map and a compass without a casing. Naturally, due to the plot, the film is not completely serious but the tongue in cheek style works fairly well. The film is not overly violent compared to other films of its type, but there is a fair bit of violence directed towards women which might shock some viewers. There's also a small role for Beatles star Ringo Starr, which was a nice surprise. Overall, I can't say that this film ranks among the best of the genre; but its good fun and I'd certainly rank it as a western worth seeing.


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