Il sergente Klems (Italy) (original title)
Man of Legend (undefined)
Marschbefehl zur Hölle (West Germany)
Sargento Klems (Spain)
Sergeant Klems (International) (English title)
Sergent Klems (France)
Digitmovies proudly releases for the very first time on CD the complete OST in mono by Carlo Rustichelli for the adenture movie "Il sergente Klems" (aka "Sergeant Klems") directed in 1971 by Sergio Grieco and starring Peter Strauss (straight after the world success of "Soldier Blue" from 1970) and also starring Massimo Serato, Pier Paolo Capponi, Tina Aumont, Howard Ross,Pasquale Basile, Rossella Como, Luciana Paluzzi,Calisto Calisti, Dada Gallotti, Franco Ressel, Massimo Righi, Mario Donen,Raffaele Curi, Peter Berling, Consalvo Dell'arti. Otto Joseph Klems, a young German officer, is imprisoned in 1918 during the battle of Artois. To escape death he changes his own uniform with that of a dead Frenchman and is sent to Morocco where he is enlisted into the Foreign Legion. Arrested by Moroccans, he deserts and decides to fight on the rebels' side against the Spanish rulers. This project is possible thanks to the friends at Beat Records who till today have preserved in their archives all the master tapes in mono of the original session conducted by Alessandro Blonksteiner. Carlo Rustichelli has written an orchestral score rich with all the musical elements of his long career. The author has composed an epic and nostalgic main theme which is introduced in Tr.2 and characterized by exotic string glissandos and often reprised with orchestral variations (Tr.4,Tr.11,Tr.13,Tr.15,Tr.22,Tr.24). It gets alternated with mysterious, dramatic and action music (Tr.5,Tr.6,Tr.8,Tr.14,Tr.16, Tr.17,Tr.19, Tr.23) often with a Middle Eastern atmosphere. A proper musical rescue and preservation of the Italian Silver Age as a tribute to M°Carlo Rustichelli.