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(806) DEAD MEN DON'T MAKE SHADOWS (1970) Miles Deem directs
(806) DEAD MEN DON\'T MAKE SHADOWS (1970) Miles Deem directs


[The Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse]

director: Demofilo Fidani (as Miles Deem)
starring Jack Betts (as Hunt Powers) · Simone Blondel· Chet Davis · Gordon Mitchell · Ettore Manni


Of course, the title makes no sense. But the original Italian language moniker [see above] translates to "The Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse," so it's a slight improvement. Either one could be the most surrealistic title in the Spaghetti Western arena. It's the brainchild of the industry's favorite hack, filmmaker Demofilo Fidani who also wrote the script. Even though the plot is Swiss cheese, the movie looks great, thanks to the exquisite eye of cinematographer Aristide Massaccessi (real name for the man who later became the controversial director Joe D'Amato).

The movie is a rambling, dreamlike prowl. A stranger named Blonde is following corrupt bounty hunter Lazar throughout the west. The two men find themselves in the city of Lamazons (?) where evil mine owner Barret totally controls the townspeople through fear and torture. Barret sends a hit squad to kill Lazar. When they fail, Barret pays Lazar $100,000 to leave town. He does. Blonde follows. Eventually, Lazar ends up at an old shack where an elderly man named Solinas lives. Lazar enslaves the old man, tormenting him mercilessly. Finally, Blonde arrives and a showdown transpires.

Beautiful, exotic Simone Blondel (Simonetta Vitelli) is the daughter of director Demofilo Fidani. She appeared in most all of his 20+ films. She was probably best known for her role in his lone Giallo A.A.A. MASSEUSE, PRETTY, OFFERS HER SERVICES . Filmmaker Fidani is a quirky director. He was called the "Ed Wood of Spaghetti Westerns" and would often hide behind an alias. Over the years, he signed movies as Dennis Ford, Slim Alone, Sean O'Neal, Danilo Dani, Nedo De Fida, Dick Spitfire, Lucky Dickinson, Nedo Fidano, Demos Filos and (his most popular) Miles Deem. Of his twenty films, 14 were westerns (including ONE DAMNED DAY AT DAWN: DJANGO MEETS SARTANA) and one horror film SKIN UNDER THE CLAWS. Failing health forced him to retire from cinema in 1978; Mr Fidani died in March 1994 at age 80.


An Italian film in English language; widescreen format, uncut (93 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC; extras include selected trailers.


Violence/Sexual Situations
For Adult Audiences

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