Bruno Minniti, aka Conrad Nichols, was born Luigi Mezzanotte on December 5th, 1954 in Rome.
Stan Cooper, aka Stelvio Rosi was born in 1938 in Rome, and appeared in a surprising amount of films over the course of his film career. He actually started off as a child actor, appearing in Ferdinando Maria Poggioli’s Sissignora at the age of four in 1942
Despite the cheeky title, Jose Luis Merino’s Spaghetti Western More Dollars for the MacGregors wasn’t really an attempt to rip off Franco Giraldi’s box office smashes Seven Guns for the MacGregors (66) and Up the MacGregors (67).
Here’s a little article I found in L’unita from March 20th 1970.
Here’s a fun article I found in L’unita from February 1977 regarding Maurizio Pradeaux’s middling giallo Death Steps in the Dark. Smacks of being publicity buff, but it’s quite fun anyway…
Vortice has just about all the melodramatic check boxes ticked off: true love interrupted, a dark secret from the past pushing its way into the present, a vulnerable child, a murder and some kind of debilitating illness or disability.
The Manetti brothers have been busy recently: only a few months after The Arrival of Wang they have a new release, a horror film called Paura.