Italian film poster
|Directed by||Giulio Petroni|
|Produced by||Franco Clementi|
|Screenplay by||Franco Solinas|
Ivan Della Mea
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Edited by||Eraldo Da Roma|
Società Italiana Attuazione Progetti (SIAP)
Productores Exhibidores Films Sociedad Anónima (PEFSA)
|January 31, 1969|
Tepepa, also known as Blood and Guns, is an Italian epic Zapata 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.
- Tomas Milian as Jesus Maria "Tepepa" Moran
- Orson Welles as Colonel Cascorro
- John Steiner as Doctor Henry Price
- José Torres as Pedro "El Piojo" Pereira
- Luciano Casamonica as Paquito
- Annamaria Lanciaprima as Maria Virgen Escalande
- George Wang as Mr. Chu
- Paco Sanz as President Madero
- Clara Colosimo as Sergeant's Wife
- Giancarlo Badessi as Sergeant
- Rafael Hernández as Pedro
- Paloma Cela as Consuelo
- Ángel Ortiz as Urelio
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".
- Roberto Poppi, Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 2007. ISBN 8884405033.
- 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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