Rare Print of Notorious Euro Western Roughie
English Title: BRAND OF SHAME
German title: DJANGO NUDO UND DIE LUSTERNEN MADCHEN VON PORNO HILL
[Nude Django Nudo and the Lady's Treasure on Porno Hill]
director: Byron Mabe (as Ron Elliott) with additional material by David
starring: Steve Stunning as Peter Graf) · Cara Peters (as Paula
Pleasure) · Steve Vincent (as Bart Black)
with Darlene Darling · Vic Sav · Dan Martin (as Ronnie
exploitation producer David F Friedman financed this German-made Spaghetti
Western in 1968. His actual involvement with the production has always
been a matter for speculation. He claimed to having written it and acted
as the chief cinematographer (under the name Andreas Demmer). Friedman
has also taken credit for shooting additional scenes for the American
version. But the German director, Byron Mabe, says Friedman provided
the original idea and the financing.
story deals with a young woman named Deliah who travels West to claim
an inherited gold mine in the town of Boom, Wyoming. She befriends (and
becomes romantically involved with) town lawyer Steve Turner, who helps
her protect the property from a gang of outlaws led by Craig Benson.
The bad guys attempt to steal her map by stringing her up and whipping
Deliah until she gives in. Eventually, Steve Turner comes to the rescue.
a side note: in a 1982 interview with critic Tom Marshall, Mr Friedman
was asked why the film looked "dark, grainy and below par"
to which he replied: "We didn't know we were making a cult movie
here. We used a bit of this film stock, a bit of that film stock...
and mixed it all together with no regard for color coding or fusion.
I don't know what ever happened to the master print. All I've got is
an old beat-to-hell grindhouse print." [Images on this page are
screen shots which emphasize Mr Friedman's assessment of the film's
production in English language; fullscreen format (4:3), uncut (72 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include theatrical
Recommended For Adult Audiences