Ace High


2h 2m 1969

Brief Synopsis

An outlaw Cat Stevens (Mario Girotti) is saved from the noose and is then hunted by his saviors when he goes back to crime. But Stevens is on a hunt of his own, pursuing three roamers who sent him to prison some years before.

Film Details

Also Known As
I quattro dell'Ave Maria
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Western
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 3 Sep 1969
Production Company
Crono Cinematografica; Finanziaria San Marco
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Almeria, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Cacopoulos, a convicted criminal, is saved from the gallows by the local bank president, who hires him to track down two bank robbers, Cat and Hutch. Cacopoulos accepts the offer, and then guns down the bank president after remembering that he was one of three men responsible for sending him to prison 15 years earlier. After recovering the stolen money, Cacopoulos tries to track down his other two accusers but loses the money gambling in a saloon owned by Drake, one of the men he is pursuing. Cat and Hutch arrive in town and form a partnership with Cacopoulos to recover the money. Cat and Hutch force the croupier into an honest match and win back the money, and Cacopoulos kills Drake in a showdown.

Film Details

Also Known As
I quattro dell'Ave Maria
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Western
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 3 Sep 1969
Production Company
Crono Cinematografica; Finanziaria San Marco
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Almeria, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Even if you're an idiot, I don't see why you want to die so young.
- Hutch Bessy
So don't worry, I just need a small amount. Just enough for the bare necessities.
- Cacopoulos
Well, no. Money corrupts men, it softens him. So to keep you young and pure, I think I'll take everything.
- Cacopoulos

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Almería, Spain. Released in Italy in 1968 as I quattro dell'Ave Maria. Also reviewed as Aces High.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 1969

Techniscope

Released in United States Fall September 1969