Il Segno del Coyote/El Vengador de California (1963) Dir Mario Caiano

(El Topo) #1

Abble to see this one

Title - Il segno del coyote
Director - Mario Caiano
Year - 1963

A Spanish/Italian production, of the early sixties. Cast it’s mostly from both mentioned countries, being El Coyote the Mexican actor Fernando Casanovas.
The typical Zorro/El Coyote plot with Coyote being the defensor of the weak and opressed. So nothing new year there’s a lot of films from this time table dealing with the issue. I got a good copy in spanish language.
The locations, figurines and waredrobe are excellent, very well done, nothing show that this was a low budget production.
Caiano made a lot of SW (mostly with Antonhy Steffen), in this one apart from being a little in auto mode we can see that he know is bussiness, and was a director on which the producers could count.
This were the movies that made Spain an important place in film production during the 60 an 70

P.S. I made the search and did not find a review on this one if thre’s one please merge the topics

(Silence) #2,_Il

Anyone know if this has anything to do with the earlier Coyote films from the 50’s?

(El Topo) #3

Its’s the same movie Silence but you must have the dates wrong it’s from 1963. there were indeed a lot of El coyote/zorro movies of course

(Silence) #4

No they’re not the same film, these are the two other Coyote films:,_El,_La


Just re visited this one via a widescreen web print from Amazon. Zorro style really, which has some western feel to film at times. Very early one so minimal style, but a short and simple film that does not pretend to be something it should not.


Have it on my watch pile, i’ll be watching it soon.