Blindman

Blindman (also known in Italian as Il Pistolero Cieco, lit. "The Blind Gunfighter") is a 1971 Spaghetti Western film directed by Ferdinando Baldi and co-written and co-produced by Tony Anthony. The film's protagonist, played by Anthony, is an homage to Kan Shimozawa's Zatoichi character: a blind transient who does odd jobs and is actually a high-skilled warrior.

Blindman
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American theatrical release poster
Directed byFerdinando Baldi
Produced byAllen Klein
Tony Anthony
Saul Swimmer
Screenplay byVincenzo Cerami
Pier Giovanni Anchisi
Tony Anthony
Story byTony Anthony
StarringTony Anthony
Ringo Starr
Lloyd Battista
Music byStelvio Cipriani
CinematographyRiccardo Pallottini
Edited byRoberto Perpignani
Production
company
Distributed byProduzioni Atlas Consorziate (P.A.C.) (Italy)
20th Century Fox (International)
Release date
15 November 1971 (Italy)
12 January 1972 (US)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryItaly
United States
LanguageEnglish
Italian

The film has achieved cult status over the years, mainly due to the involvement of Ringo Starr, a former member of the Beatles, in one of the roles.[1]

PlotEdit

A blind but deadly gunman is hired to escort fifty mail order brides to their miner husbands. When he is double crossed by his friends and a Mexican bandit, he heads for Mexico to settle scores and save the women.

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Brides

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. pp. 55–56. ISBN 88-04-57277-9.

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