Chuck Moll (Italian: Ciakmull - L'uomo della vendetta, also known as Ciak Mull and The Unholy Four) is a 1970 Italian spaghetti western. The film represents the directorial debut of Enzo Barboni, who was, until then, a respected cinematographer. He replaced Ferdinando Baldi, who was fired by the producer Manolo Bolognini because of his insistence in wanting to engage the actress Annabella Incontrera in the role of Sheila.
|Directed by||Enzo Barboni|
|Written by||Mario di Nardo |
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Edited by||Eugenio Alabiso|
When a violent gang robs a bank, they also commit arson because the diversion eases their getaway. While the local prison is burning, four of its inmates profit from the general turmoil too. Among the four escapees is Ciakmull, a young man suffering with amnesia, who only remembers about his previous life that he has been home in the town Oxaca. For lack of a better idea all the fugitives go there. It shows that Ciakmull is not forgotten in Oxaca. Lion Udo, the father of one of the bankrobbers, recognises Ciakmull. He, whose clan has a feud with Ciakmull's family, takes advantage of his condition by turning him against his own kin. Before this plan works out, Ciakmull is warned on time by one of his fellow fugitives. Ciakmull contacts his half-brother Alan and his father John Caldwell. Only then he learns what caused his amnesia and why he'd ended up in prison. It was Alan who once mistreated Ciakmull and ran a scheme to put him away. He hates Ciakmull since he knows that Ciakmull is not the son of John Caldwell, but the child of a rapist.
- Leonard Mann as Chuck Moll
- Woody Strode as Woody
- Peter Martell as Silver
- Helmuth Schneider as Joe Caldwell
- George Eastman as Hondo
- Ida Galli as Sheila
- Alain Naya as Alan Caldwell
- Dino Strano as Sam
- Andrea Aureli as Santiago
- Enzo Fiermonte as Sheriff
- Giuseppe Lauricella as Udo
- Romano Puppo as Burt
- Lucio Rosato as Tom Udo
- Luciano Rossi as Fair Poker Player
- Giovanni Cianfriglia as Saloon Brawler
- Claudio Scarchilli as Saloon Brawler
Wild East Productions released this on a limited edition DVD in 2007 with The Forgotten Pistolero.
- Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. p. 93. ISBN 88-04-57277-9.