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Hole in the Forehead (1968)

Un buco in fronte (original title)
A stranger and a bandit seek out a trio of playing cards that will lead them to hidden treasure.


Giuseppe Vari (as Joseph Warren)


Adriano Bolzoni (screenplay), Adriano Bolzoni (story)

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Cast overview:
Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra ... Billy Blood (as Anthony Ghidra)
Claudio Undari ... General Munguya (as Robert Hundar)
Rosy Zichel Rosy Zichel ... Adelita (as Rosy Zichell)
Gianni Brezza Gianni Brezza ... Miguel (as Jhon Bryan)
Giorgio Gargiullo Giorgio Gargiullo ... Tedder
Giuseppe Addobbati Giuseppe Addobbati ... Prior (as Jhon Mac.Douglas)
Elsa Janet Waterston Elsa Janet Waterston ... Encarnacion
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... Garrincha (as Luigi Marturano)
Mario Dardanelli Mario Dardanelli ... Epifan (as Mario Darnell)
Bruno Cattaneo Bruno Cattaneo ... Murienda
Corinne Fontaine Corinne Fontaine ... Placida


A stranger and a bandit seek out a trio of playing cards that will lead them to hidden treasure.

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Release Date:

25 May 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hole Between the Eyes See more »

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Tigielle 33 See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian Import DVD has a Super-8mm Version (Italian language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

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"Hole in the Forehead" is an exciting Spaghetti containing noisy action , fights , shootouts and violence
4 December 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

¨A Hole Between the Eyes" is an Italian Western stars the Yugoslavia-born Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra , nicknamed under pseudonym as Anthony Ghidra who interpreted a lot of Westerns , along with Claudio Undari , and it was uneven but professionally directed by Giuseppe Vari . This turns out to be an acceptable Western and entertaining enough . It's a so-so Western All'Italiana including high body-count , zooms , eccentric situations , twists and turns . Dealing with a stranger gunfighter and a Mexican bandit seek out a trio of playing cards that will lead them to hidden treasure through various clues and red herrings . Fun but average Western about two contenders who confront to steal three cards ; both of whom carry out strong confrontations to rob a treasure . Passable Spaghetti Western concerning about a greedy mouse-and cat game to take valuable cards in which there are inscriptions to locate the hidden treasure of General Santa Ana who previously defeated the Texans in ¨El Alamo¨ but he was subsequently vanquished by Sam Houston in battle of ¨San Jacinto¨ . As a few people are on the search of three cards with words that show where a Mexican treasure is buried . The mysterious drifter Billy Blood (Anthony Ghidra) is captured by General Munguya (as Robert Hundar) but he breaks out and uses a machine gun , doing a massacre against the cohorts . Both contenders , Billy Blood and Munguya , are frequently fist fighting , disputing and shooting each other to keep the treasure for themselves . Meantime , Billy Blood helps some Mexican damsels in distresses against the Munguya's hoodlums . Along the way our two not so upright Pistoleros steal some robbers , but , needless to say , at the end takes place the ordinary final dispute at a monastery .

It is a moving western with breathtaking showdown between the stoic starring Anthony Ghidra and his enemy Robert Hundar . Regular Spaghetti Western about a simple and plain plot , as two avaricious outlaws compete with each other over a treasure . As duo protagonists take on themselves , crossfire , fist-fight , to attempt to find the Mexican Army treasure . This movie is a bawdy , plenty of action Western , about ambition and greed , a dark and sinister subject one might expect from a typical Spaghetti , being more a story of ambitious people than about avenger gunslingers seeking revenge . The story is one of those in which everyone double crosses one another in the search for gold , as a great number of betrayals while hunting the fabulous treasure . It is typical , so-so film , but acceptable . There is a twist at the end , but I saw it coming about 10 minutes into the movie.

Stars the serious Anthony Ghidra , he is fine , he ravages the screen , he jumps, shoots in the forehead , bounds and leaps , hits and runs ; besides receiving violent punches , kicks , lashes . It is a serviceable as well as misogynist Spaghetti which doesn't take itself too seriously . This regular spaghetti packs thrills , brawls , shoot'em up , go riding throughout the inappropriate landscapes posing as Far West and results to be quite violent . There are pursuits , attacks , crossfire , fights , heinous cutthroats , and many others things . The acting seems about average for a Eurowestern . It stars a tough and quite gunslinger played in stoicism style by Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra , who was born in Servia Yugoslavia , he emigrated to Italy and developed a brief career , mostly Pasta Western as "May God Forgive You... But I Won't" , "Ballata Per Un Pistolero" or ¨Pistoleros¨, "And Then a Time for Killing" or ¨Tequila Joe¨, and "Django the Last Killer" . His nemesis results to be Robert Hundar who steals the show by doing the best acting out of the entire cast , as a villainous killer who relentlessly kills men and women , as well as torturing contenders by means of brutal tortures and even drowning cruelly a girl . At the beginning his career , Robert Hundar acted as an extra but Italian westerns soon followed in minor roles . He once reportedly missed out on a role in a Franco Nero western because his height made Franco Nero look too short , he soon moved into other film genres playing good guys , bad guys , and good-bad guys . As he performed several Ravioli Westerns , such as : ¨Cut-throats nine¨, ¨Antes Llega La Muerte¨ , ¨Con Lui Cavalca La Morte¨ , ¨Un Hombre , Un colt¨ , ¨Dakota Joe¨, ¨Ramon El Mexicano¨ , ¨Brandy¨ , among others.

Atmospheric cinematography by Amerigo Gengarelli in Technicolor , Techniscope , though a perfect remastering being necessary , and shot in Lazio (Rome) , no Almeria . Emotive as well as sad musical score by Roberto Pregadio , this soundtrack is one of the best parts of the film , plenty of catching and attractive sounds , mostly playing by guitar . The orchestra , trumpets, and guitar music set the proper tone for a western . The yarn was middlingly directed by Giuseppe Vari , nicknamed under pseudonym Joseph Warren . Vari was a good professional , a nice craftsman who directed various films of all kinds of genres , such as : Sci-Fi : Urban Warriors ; Warlike : Revenge of the bloody beach ; Nunexploitation : Sor Emmanuel ; Peplum : Revenge of the Barbarians , Rome versus Rome , Conquest of the Normans , and specially Spaghetti such as : 1971 Il Tredicesimo è Sempre Giuda , 1969 Un Posto all'inferno , 1968 Un Buco in Fronte , 1967 Con Lui Cavalca la Morte , 1967 Un poker Di Pistole and 1966 Deguello . Rating : 5.5/10 . Acceptable and passable .

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