A close shave for George Hilton in Dead for a Dollar

Dead for a Dollar

November 10, 2017 Matt Blake 1

Roy (Gordon Mitchell) fakes his own death in order to bamboozle his old partners by burying their stolen booty in his coffin. He enlists Glenn (George Hilton) to help him. The Colonel (John Ireland) and Portugese (Piero Vida) are not so easily fooled.

Nothing like a bit of melon in the morning, One More in Hell

One More in Hell

October 24, 2017 Matt Blake 1

“I could kill to get me a pretty woman, but not for money…”, a line which could well have been an epitaph for George Hilton, who displays his trademark easygoing charm in this likable oater with a technical crew that reads like a ‘Best Of’ compilation.

Van Heflin and Gil Roland in The Ruthless Four

The Ruthless Four

September 25, 2017 Matt Blake 2

Here’s a neat little film that encapsulates just about everything that’s good about the Spaghetti Western. There’s a twisty, no-nonsense script (by the reliable Fernando Di Leo and Augusto Caminito, who also collaborated on the twisty, no-nonsense Poker With Pistols)

Unhappy families in The Dark Valley

The Dark Valley

September 3, 2017 Matt Blake 2

Andreas Prochaska’s The Dark Valley has picked up a grand total of twenty five awards and five additional nominations since its release in 2014, as well as being the Austrian entry for the Oscar that year. So why is it, you have to ask, that it didn’t receive any kind of cinematic release in the UK…

Gil Roland shows his bedside manner in Any Gun Can Play

Any Gun Can Play

August 5, 2017 Matt Blake 1

aka Vado… l’ammazzo e torno (It), Je vais, je tire et je reviens (Fr), Leg ihn um, Django! (WG), Go Kill & Come Back (UK video), […]

George Hilton strikes a familiar pose in George Hilton

Last of the Badmen

July 13, 2017 Matt Blake 1

Last of the Badmen is a bit of a favourite of mine, and shows George Hilton at his best with a performance that seems to encapsulate the intriguing divisions within his acting persona.