Paths of War (USA)
Zwei Trottel als Revolverhelden (West Germany)
Digitmovies continues to pay tribute to the cinema of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia by releasing for the very first time on CD the score by Roberto Pregadio - who has recently passed away - for the comic western movie "Franco e Ciccio sul sentiero di guerra" (aka "Paths of War") directed in 1969 by Aldo Grimaldi and starring Franco Franchi,Ciccio Ingrassia,Renato Baldini, Adler Gray, Joseph P. Persaud, Turam Quibo, Stelvio Rosi, Gianni Solaro, Lino Banfi, Salvatore Campochiaro, Wolff Fischer. Franco and Ciccio, both soldiers of the Bourbon army in Sicily, are forced to flee when Garibaldi's soldiers arrive. After being hidden in an unsent box at an export company, the two friends are shipped to America. They join up the American army and busily fight Indians. Then, after having made nothing but troubles and having abandoned the army, they run away into the desert. Finally, they accept to marry the daughters of an Indian chief and to join the tribe. In 1969 Cinevox Record released a top-rare vinyl album (MDF 33/36) which contained 16 selections in mono and had a duration (typical of those days) of only 26 minutes. For the realization of this CD we could use the mono master tapes of the recording sessions which gave us the chance to discover nine unreleased tracks which bring the total time to 47:54 - properly digitally restored and remastered. Roberto Pregadio has written a very charming score alternating dramatic symphonic music with funny motifs where also the marranzano (Jew's harp) is featured, accompanied by the electric guitar in a lounge style, as adequate background for the two unforgettable Sicilian comedians. This CD wants to be a sincere tribute to the art of Roberto Pregadio, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia.