$20,000 on Number Seven / 20.000 dollari sul 7 (Alberto Cardone, 1967)


Who’s the actress on the third photo? She looks gorgeous.

(JonathanCorbett) #22

All sources indicate Aurora Bautista but something does not coincide…

On the other hand in her interview with Marco Giusti concerning Giuseppe Vari’s Deguejo Erika Blanc says:
“I remember Aurora Batista very well, one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen”.

So in all probability in the field of SWs Aura Batis/Aurora Batista are pseudonyms of another actress (Giulia Rubini?)


She looks very different in those photos, that is if she’s the same person.

(Reverend Danite) #24

I sufferered this last night and, like some others, was surprised that Cardone could produce such a turkey.

Again, as others have said… it is just boring. The gadgets* and the good quality print do not make the film any more enjoyable unfortunately.
I didn’t mind the lead fellah being all black-clad and thought he was ok given the disjointed script. It seems as if somebody lost (or didn’t get around to writing/filming) some of the better bits for the film, that should have been included - so they bulked it out with extra dollops of riding, fisticuffs and running about in the sandpit.

SPOILERS - (as if that were possible)…

*The gadgets - that key-gun predates Garko’s novelty guns in the Sartana films, and that multi-gun till predates the galleon one that operates similarly in Adios Sabata. Both of these latter inventions have been in the Parolini directed films of course. So, do we have Cardone to thank here for introducing us (and Parolini) to this type of novelty gadgets in the spaghetti-western genre? Were these the first of this type?

Even more radically, could Cardone have intended to have been thinking of reinventing his Sartana character originally for this film? After all, as Scherpy pointed out in his review of If You Meet Sartana Pray For Your Death, there is the idea mooted that “Producer Addobbati has always sustained that he got the idea when he saw Albert Cardone’s Mille Dollare sul Nero

So… a black-clad gunslinger who utilises gadgety guns in a similarly sounding film that previously has introduced us to Garko as Sartana (albeit in name alone). Some coincidence ???

(JonathanCorbett) #25

[quote=“JonathanCorbett, post:18, topic:1247”]
the number seven is strangely recurring in this one (hotel room, clock shooting contest, final confrontation time)[/quote]

Here are two more. Maybe there are seven in the movie… :smile:

Aurora Battista was one of the forty contestants for the title of Miss Italia 1965 (another one was Maria Pia Conte). She’s credited with her real name in Gangster’s Law (1969) and on the Spanish poster of One Against One… No Mercy.

(JonathanCorbett) #26

Thanks to his participation in Miraglia’s The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave I finally found the identity of Hector Boilleaux, an alias for Ettore Bevilacqua!

Bevilacqua > Bois l’eau > Boilleaux :slightly_smiling_face:

With Federico Fellini in 1971