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Directed by Giulio Petroni
Produced by Franco Climenti, Alfredo Cuomo
Written by Ivan Della Mea
Franco Solinas
Starring Tomas Milian
Orson Welles
John Steiner
Music by Ennio Morricone
Edited by Eraldo Da Roma
Release dates
  • 1969 (1969)
Country Italy

Tepepa (also known as Long Live the Revolution and Blood and Guns) is an Italian Zapata-themed spaghetti western film starring Tomas Milian and Orson Welles. The film was directed by Giulio Petroni. It was co-produced with Spain, where the film was released with the title Tepepa... Viva La Revolución.[1]


  • Tomas Milian as Tepepa
  • Orson Welles as Colonnel Cascorro
  • John Steiner as Doctor Henry Price
  • José Torres as Pedro Pereira, "El Piojo"
  • Luciano Casamonica as Paquito
  • Annamaria Lanciaprima as Maria Virgen Escalande
  • Paloma Cela as Consuelo
  • George Wang as Mr. Chu


The film stars Tomas Milian and Orson Welles in opposing roles. Director Giulio Petroni expressed disappointment with Welles. Petroni claimed that the atmosphere on the set was "terrible," and that Welles called Milian (who idolized Welles) a "dirty Cuban".[2]


  1. ^ Roberto Poppi, Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 2007. ISBN 8884405033. 
  2. ^ Maria Pia Fusco (5 August 2007). "Quelle sfide sul set tra Orson Welles e Tomas Milian" (in Italian). La Repubblica. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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