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Original Spanish Title:
ARDE BABY ARDE
[Burn Baby Burn]
Original Italian Title: SERPENTE A SONAGLI [Rattlesnake]
also known as: DEAD AIM and JUCKY JOHNNY: BORN IN AMERICA
director: Jose Antonio Bolanos
starring: Glen Lee · Venetia Vianello · James Westerfield · Barbara
Angely · Virgil Frye
riding through the desert, a traveling gravedigger notices three dead
bodies in the sand... obvious victims of a gun fight. He also spots a
baby crawling towards a rattlesnake. Gravedigger Kelly rescues the infant
and 'adopts' the boy, naming him Johnny. As the child grows, he and the
old man travel the West performing their professional burying duties.
When the business starts to slow down a bit, Johnny adds a stimulus by
shooting people. Their dream is to open a fancy funeral parlor so Johnny
approaches his 'dad' with the idea of robbing a bank but Kelly resists.
Johnny begins to grow weary of their wandering, dead-end life and he becomes
obsessed with a prostitute named Sara after she's abandoned by her outlaw
partner. Johnny leaves the gravedigger to join the whore but ends up finding
violent Spaghetti Western is a co-production between Mexico and Italy,
directed by Mexican playboy filmmaker Jose Bolaņos. Although married
to European actress Venetia Viaņello, he claimed (in a 1962 interview
with Hollywood's Motion Picture Magazine) that he had been dating
Marilyn Monroe and that they were planning to marry. Shortly after that
report, Ms Monroe was found dead, the victim of suicide at age 36. Jose
Bolaņos would direct only two other films, officially retiring
in 1978. He died from a heart attack in Mexico City, June, 1994. He was
58 years old.
/ Italian production, shot in English language; widescreen format,
uncut 88 minutes; DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include selected Spaghetti Western trailers.
for Mature Audiences