The Forgotten Pistolero
The Forgotten Pistolero (Italian: Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria, lit. "The Gunman of Hail Mary") is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western film co-written and directed by Ferdinando Baldi. The film is a western adaptation of the Greek myth of Orestes, subject of three famous drama-plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Ulrich P. Bruckner puts it among the "most interesting and most touching Spaghetti Westerns of the late sixties".
|The Forgotten Pistolero|
German film poster
|Directed by||Ferdinando Baldi|
|Produced by||Manolo Bolognini|
|Screenplay by||Vincenzo Cerami|
Pier Giovanni Anchisi
Mario di Nardo
Federico De Urrutia
|Music by||Roberto Pregadio|
|Edited by||Eugenio Alabiso|
|Distributed by||Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (P.A.C.)|
When he returns home from war the Mexican general Juan Carrasco is killed by the lover of his wife Anna and by Anna as well. The victim's children run away with their nanny but fifteen years later they come back for revenge. Anna and Tomas want to have them killed but their henchmen fail them. It turns out Anna is not the real mother of the dead general's children.
- Leonard Mann as Sebastian Carrasco
- Luciana Paluzzi as Anna Carrasco
- Peter Martell as Rafael Garcia
- Alberto de Mendoza as Tomas
- Pilar Velázquez as Isabella Carrasco
- Piero Lulli as Francisco
- Luciano Rossi as Juanito
- José Suárez as General Juan Carrasco
- Barbara Nelly as Conchita
- Enzo Fiermonte as Friar
- José Manuel Martín as Miguel
Wild East Productions released this on a limited edition DVD in 2007 with The Unholy Four.
- "The Forgotten Pistolero Review". Spaghetti Western. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
- José Vicente Bañuls; Francesco De Martino; Carmen Morenilla. El teatro greco-latino y su recepción en la tradición occidental. Levante, 2006. p. 160.
- Ulrich P. Bruckner. Für ein paar Leichen mehr: der Italo-Western von seinen Anfängen bis heute. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, 2006. p. 313.