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Uomo Chiamato Apocalisse Joe

Alternative title
Apocalpyse Joe
Synopsis
Spaghetti western. Travelling Shakespearean actor and gunman Joe Clifford (Steffen) inherits a gold mine from his uncle. Returning to claim the mine, he finds town boss Berg, his uncle’s murderer, controls it instead. Clifford sets about avenging his uncle, recovering the mine and freeing the town from Berg using both shooting and thespian skills. Throughout the film Clifford is playing Hamlet as in the opening sequence where he takes out five opponents single handedly with a pistol concealed behind Yorick’s skull during a performance of Hamlet.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Spain; Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1971
Availability
Out of distribution on DVD (2007).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns; Travelling players

Credits

Director
Leopoldo Savona
Cinematographer
Franco Villa; Julio Ortas
Screenplay
Eduardo Manzanos Brochero; Leopoldo Savona
Music
Bruno Nicolai
Production Design
Jose Luis Galicia
Cast
Anthony Steffen 

Production Company

Name

Copercines Cooperative Cinematografica

Name

Italian International Film

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