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Quella Sporca Storia Nel West

Alternative title
Johnny Hamlet
Synopsis
Feature film. A spaghetti western based loosely on Hamlet but with a happier ending. Johnny Hamilton is a Confederate general in the Civil War and returns to Ranch Elsenor to discover that his father Chester has been murdered, and his mother has married his uncle Claude who now inherits the ranch.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1968
Duration
98 mins; 8,160 feet

Credits

Director
Enzo G. Castellari
Producer
Elio Scardamaglia; Ugo Guerra
Cinematographer
Angelo Filippini
Screenplay
Enzo G. Castellari; Francesco Scardamaglia; Tito Carpi
Music
Francesco De Masi
Costume
Enzo Bulgarelli
Art Direction
Enzo Bulgarelli
Cast
Andrea GiordanoJohnny (Hamlet)
Horst FrankClaudio Hamilton (Claudius)
Francoise PrevostThe Queen (Gertrude)
Giorgio SanmartinPolomo (Polonius)
Gabriela GrimaldiEmily (Ophelia)
Gilbert RolandHorace (Horatio)
Ignazio SpallaGil (Guildenstern)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns

Notes

Notes
Some cutting was made in a number of countries reducing the film to under eighty minutes in Germany and under ninety minutes in Spain. In the 1972 release of the film in America, Giordano took the pseudonym Chip Corman.

Production Company

Name

Daiano Film

Name

Leone Film

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
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Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

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