A Town Called Bastard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A Town Called Bastard
(or: A Town Called Hell)
Directed byRobert Parrish
Produced byBenjamin Fisz
StarringRobert Shaw
Telly Savalas
Stella Stevens
Martin Landau
Fernando Rey
Al Lettieri
Music byWaldo de los Rios
CinematographyManuel Berenguer
Release date
  • 1971 (1971)
CountryUnited Kingdom/Spain

A Town Called Bastard (also known as A Town Called Hell on DVD and blu-ray) is a 1971 American international co-production spaghetti Western.[1] It was shot in Madrid with Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, Stella Stevens and Martin Landau.[2][3][4]

It was released on blu-ray on 18 August 2015.[5]


The story concerns a vengeful widow (Stella Stevens) who returns to a small town presided over by a priest (Robert Shaw) and a sadistic Mexican outlaw (Telly Savalas). Violence erupts when a brutal army Colonel (Martin Landau) arrives in search of an elusive rebel leader. The film was retitled A Town Called Hell for US release as the word "bastard" was thought offensive.[6]



  1. ^ A Town Called Bastard at Spaghetti Western
  2. ^ McBride, Joseph (24 August 2014). "Too Much Johnson: Recovering Orson Welles's Dream of Early Cinema". Bright Lights Film Journal. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ Mavis, Paul (15 September 2011). "Kojak: Season Two". DVD Talk. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Martin Landau". The Sunday Times. Times Newspapers Limited. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ Tyner, Adam (27 July 2015). "A Town Called Hell (Blu-ray)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  6. ^ p.175 Joyner, C. Courtney The Westerners: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Writers and Producers; McFarland, 14 October 2009

External links[edit]