Mannaja is a 1977 Italian-language Action Drama film directed by Sergio Martino and produced by Luciano Martino under the banner of Devon Film in collaboration with Medusa Distribuzione. Arriving in the mining town Suttonville, after claiming the bounty of a outlaw known as Burt Craven, a bounty hunter named Blade (armed with a hatchet instead of a gun) is hired by the town's wheelchair bound mayor McGowan and his corrupt associate Voller to track down McGowan's daughter Debra who has gone missing. Blade is unaware that Voller kidnapped Debra and is secretly working for a group of outlaws who are looting shipment of silver from the silver mines that are run the mine owner McGregor. Caught up in Suttonville's affairs, Blade not only has Voller and the outlaws to deal with, he also goes to settle a score with McGowan (who was responsible for the death of Blade's father) and takes on Voller and his gang who are out to gun him down. Written by Daniel Williamson. Mannaja features Maurizio Merli in the title role along with an ensemble cast including John Steiner, Sonja Jeannine, Donald O'brien, Philippe Leroy, Martine Brochard and Salvatore Puntillo. The screenplay is written by Sauro Scavolini and Sergio Martino. The music was composed by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis. Cinematography was done by Federico Zanni and editing by Eugenio Alabiso. The motion picture has a running time of 101 minutes. It was released on 13th August 1977. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by Medusa Distribuzione.
Action , Drama , Thriller , Western
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