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Johnny Cool (1963)




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Bloody and extremely violent, this crime drama features an all-star cast as it tells the tale of an American mafioso who is deported to Sicily. There he launches a transatlantic vendetta against those responsible for his exile. To execute his plans, the gangster employs the aid of a strapping young Sicilian punk whose life the crime lord saves. In return for his gesture, the crook turns the youth into a single-minded killer and sends him to America. Once there, the blood-bath begins. When not killing, he falls in love with and marries a wealthy divorcee. The thug's reign of terror becomes threatened after rival gangsters nearly beat his new bride to death. The beating alerts the FBI and begin pursuing him. Meanwhile his wife realizes that she is married to a homicidal maniac and finally decides to turn him in. This results in even more bloodshed.

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Henry Silva
as Johnny Cool/Salvatore Giordano
Elizabeth Montgomery
as Darien 'Dare' Guiness
Jim Backus
as Louis Murphy
Brad Dexter
as Lennart Crandall
Richard Anderson
as Correspondent
Joey Bishop
as Used Car Salesman
Wanda Hendrix
as Miss Connolly
Hank Henry
as Bus Driver
Marc Lawrence
as Johnny Colini
John McGiver
as Oby Hinds
Gregory Morton
as Jerry March
Mort Sahl
as Ben Morro
Telly Savalas
as Mr. Santangelo
Katharine Bard
as Mrs. Crandall
Steven Peck
as Kromlein
Elisha Cook Jr.
as Undertaker
John Dierkes
as Cripple
Mary Scott
as Margaret Huntington
Robert Armstrong
as Gang Member
Douglass Dumbrille
as Gang Member
Katherine Bard
as Mrs. Crandall
George N. Neise
as Adrian Guiness
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Critic Reviews for Johnny Cool

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

[Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Mort Sahl] have been dragged in as a desperate attempt to camouflage a low budget melodrama that would otherwise be remarkable only for its dogged avoidance of anything unusual.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Joseph Landon's script has more holes in it than a Swiss cheese but he stuffs most of them with action and director William Asher cuts the action in thick slices.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Henry Silva... makes a strong bid for stardom on his own with this rousing crime melodrama reminiscent of the gangster films which flourished in the 1930-40 period.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It relies on its implausible brutal action scenes to provide most of the entertainment.

September 23, 2010 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Johnny Cool is a bloodbath that never seems to stop.

October 27, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Johnny Cool

Brutal tale especially for a 60's flick but interesting with an unusual role for Elizabeth Montgomery who looks great.

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