Charles Allen Pendleton was born in Denver, Colorado, and began working out in his Denver neighbourhood to deal with his tough companions. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Battle of the Bulge where he was taken prisoner of war. He later obtained a degree at the University of Southern California under the G.I. Bill. He became a high school teacher and guidance counselor in Los Angeles, where due to his physique he was given classes containing many delinquent students.Following a return enlistment for the Korean War, he found film extra work in movies such as Prisoner of War, The Man with the Golden Arm and Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, where he and his friend Joe Gold dragged Charlton Heston's Moses to Pharaoh Yul Brynner. Mae West chose him to appear in her nightclub act as part of her "buffed all-male chorus line".He was one of the American bodybuilder-actors who migrated to Italy in the wake of Steve Reeves' success in the 1958 film Hercules after he sent a photo to an Italian producer who signed him on a contract. Prior to going to Italy, he saw a clairvoyant who asked him if he had ever been known by the name of Gordon Mitchell. He replied no, but on arrival in Rome, Mitchell was given his new name. He found work first in sword and sandal films such as Sinbad, Seven Slaves Against the World, Treasure of the Petrified Forest (1965), then in Spaghetti Westerns such as Beyond the Law and Savage Guns. Mitchell also appeared in Fellini Satyricon (1969), directed by Federico Fellini. From the early 1970s onwards, he started to diversify into everything from horror (Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks - 1974), Nazi exploitation (Achtung! The Desert Tigers! -1977), sexploitation (Porno-Erotic Western - 1979), French criminal comedy (The Umbrella Coup - 1980), and post-apocalyptic films (Endgame - 1983). He also appeared in the bizarre 1982 Israeli adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's She as "Hector." The film was directed by Avi Nesher and co-starred Sandahl Bergman. Mitchell was close friends with fellow American expatriate actors Richard Harrison, Mike Monty (he appeared in a number of films with both and shared an apartment with Monty in Italy during the 1960s), and John P. Dulaney. Like Monty, Harrison and Dulaney, Mitchell acted in low-budget action films in the Philippines during the 1980s, having roles in Commando Invasion and SFX Retaliator for director John Gale. He returned to the United States in the late 1980s and retired from acting, but kept making occasional film appearances until his death from an apparent heart attack in Marina Del Rey, California, aged 80.
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An Enraged New World
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Cross of the Seven Jewels
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Three Men on Fire
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The Mines of Kilimanjaro
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Curse of the Red Butterfly
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The Doctor Prefers Sailors
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The Iron Hand of the Mafia
Someone's bumping off the Mafia bosses of Salerno and it's down to the newly elected leader to figure out who - and rescue his son in the process.
Fever of 40!
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Grégoire Lecomte, the unlucky actor anxious to find a "real job", goes to take a screen test for a role of a killer, but gets to mafiosi by mistake. He takes their don for a producer, and they mistake...
Emmanuelle: Queen of Sados
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White Fang and the Kid
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Achtung! The Desert Tigers
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The Man from Chicago
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Seven Savage Men
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Due Magnum .38 per una città di carogne
Franco (Dean Stratford) decides to kill his girlfriend’s pimp, and from there things go bad and he gets beaten up by the henchmen of Gordon Mitchell, who also kidnaps and murders his girlfriend. So Fr...
Four for All
A group of men team up against a ruthless mob.
The Skin Under the Claws
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Tiger From River Kwai
A secret agent from Thailand goes to the United States on a mission to find out why a Mr. Stone died and bring his ashes and fortune, a jeweled elephant, back to his homeland.
Little Godfather from Hong Kong
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The Sewer Rats
A crippled loner's car breaks down near an isolated town inhabitated by several killers.
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
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The Fighting Fists Of Shanghai Joe
A Chinese immigrant, recently arrived in America, fights to free Mexican slaves from their cruel master.
Michael considers himself a genius criminal and plans the big coup. He forms three new gangs who know nothing about each other and each only know part of his plan. In the background Michael pulls the ...
My Darling Slave
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Anything for a Friend
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Once Upon a Time in the Wild, Wild West
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His Colt, Himself, His Revenge
An ex-sheriff sets out to find the bandits who beat and murdered his sister.
Go Away! Trinity Has Arrived in Eldorado
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The French Sex Murders
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My Name Is Texas Bill
Texas Bill and his sidekick “Pistola” help a small community fight an evil landowner named Martin and his gang of thugs.
The Big Bust Out
Seven beautiful women in a high security prison set the stage for a big bust out.
A Gunman Called Dakota
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A mad scientist creates a monster called "Mosaico," who breaks out of the laboratory to hunt down and kill beautiful women.
Down with Your Hands... You Scum!
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Tre nel mille
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Let's Go And Kill Sartana
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Day of Judgment
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Sam is wounded by the Mash Flanigan gang who enters a saloon and kills everybody in sight including his brother. Walbash chases Flanigan to Golden City for revenge, leading to the obligatory showdown....
In this French crime thriller, you can leave the mob, but the mob won't leave you. Louis (Jean Yanne) has retired to a Thailand plantation with an Asian wife and child. Back in Marseilles, however, be...
A farmer returns home from the forest to find his family butchered. He decides to hunt down the murderers.
Hero Called Allegria
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Ballad of Django
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Coffin Full of Dollars
There's a frontier feud on the border of Mexico. Outlaw Hagen's brothers have been killed by Nevada's Kid's family.
Django and Sartana Are Coming... It's the End
The gang of vicious outlaws, led by the crazed Black Burt Keller, decided to flee to Mexico after abducting Jessica Colby. The poor lass are trapped in the gang's vile clutches and the bounty hunter a...
The Arizona Kid
A Filipino immigrant travels the American west searching for his relatives. Although he doesn't speak much English, he winds up getting involved with Chinese immigrants, a beautiful blonde American gi...
The Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse
This peculiar spaghetti western from prolific director Demofilo Fidani (using the pseudonym "Miles Deem") deals with a man named Blonde (Chet Davis) tracking bounty hunter Lazar (Hunt Powers) to the m...
A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
The Wings of War
When the Germans recapture a Mediterranean Island during WWII, a squad of US soldiers is left behind to destroy an important radio base.
Sartana the Gravedigger
Sartana is falsely accused of robbing a bank, and must find the real robbers and clear his name.
Lisa dagli occhi blu
A university student, Mario Buongiovanni, tries to do various jobs to pay for his studies: selling encyclopedias, singing in night clubs, being a tour guide. He then became a science teacher in a fema...
French / Italian espionage thriller.
Cry of Death
A range war between cattlemen and farmers comes to a head with the arrival of a Deputy Marshal and "Mule" a famous gunfighter in the town of Houstonville, Texas.
Beyond the Law
A thief takes the job as a town sheriff in order to rob a silver shipment before his ex-partner can grab it.
Trusting Is Good... Shooting Is Better
When the lead robber in their gang steals the money from his two companions, a cat and mouse/back and forth game plays out as the men try to get the money for themselves. But another player, the heir...
I'll Die for Vengeance
Pedro is the leader of a Mexican gang that wreaks havoc in the land between New Mexico and Arizona. A youth is looking for revenge after his father was killed by Pedro.
All on the Red
With the help of two accomplices an underhanded gambler prepares a rigged roulette wheel with which they quickly accumulate money hand over fist. But then greed forges a wall between the three and the...
Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen
A masked superhero searches for a magical golden relic while trying to prevent the plundering of an Egyptian tomb.
Seven Times Seven
A gang of prison inmates escape and rob the Royal Mint. They then sneak back to prison.
On the run from the police in Athens, a man named Jason has in his possession a microfilm eagerly sought by both criminal gangs and government agencies.
Little Rita has a dream: she dreams of a better world and she believes that all the evil in the world originates from gold. So she has decided to blow up all the gold she can put her hands on. In her ...
Reflections in a Golden Eye
Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Born to Kill
Mitchell arrives in a town where a ruthless land baron is trying to take control of the entire area, eventually deciding to take sides with townspeople. Source: SWDB www.spaghetti-western.net
John the Bastard
Johnny Donald, a cynical seducer of women, discovers he is actually the son of Don Diego Tenorio, a wealthy Mexican landowner. Accompanied by his trusty servant Morenillo, he travels south in search o...
Tutto Totò - Totò Ciak
Toto participates in various samples in a study of cinema, first going in a studio where there's shooting a spy movie, then in a western scenario, where he has to play a cruel and uncouth bandit who m...
Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and a pair of Oriental spies are taken hostage by the beings s...
Ray, young and destitute, reaches Desert Spring, carrying a case on top of his mule. A gang headed by Brady uses apparently legal means to prevent anyone from trading and exploits all the town's possi...
È mezzanotte... butta giù il cadavere
Three Bullets for Ringo
Pre-American Civil War Ringo and his friends rescue a young woman from kidnappers. Ringo later marries her. With the coming of the civil War Ringo finds himself at odds with one of his friends, Fran...
Kill or Be Killed
A violin-playing gunslinger accidently gets caught in a feud between two families. One of them forces him into a showdown and he kills him. He then must escape from the wrathful family and is accused ...
Hercules and the Princess of Troy
The city of Troy is in danger of being attacked by a horrible sea monster. The city is being threatened by a smarmy politician who will stop at nothing to seize the throne.
Erik the Viking
Viking chief Thorvald dies from a mortal combat wound. He realizes his son Erloff is not a worthy successor, but his will divides his property equally between him and Erik, the valiant son of his sist...
Lady Morgan's Vengeance
A young woman is killed by her treacherous husband and returns as a vengeful ghost.
Seven Slaves Against the World
Tribune Marcus Aulus, out of favor in Rome because of his alleged sympathy for Christians, arrives to take charge of an aqueduct project on the hot, arid fringes of the Empire. Centurion Gaius, cruel ...
Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens
A rebel leader returns to his city for a final confrontation with the evil king he is fighting. However, he finds himself attracted to the king's beautiful niece.
The Revenge of the Gladiators
La vendetta di Spartacus (US title: Revenge of the Gladiators) is a 1965 Italian film directed by Michele Lupo. It was shot back to back with Seven Slaves Against the World.
Vulcan, Son of Giove
A superhero battles lizard men and other monsters that are terrorizing the countryside.
Caesar Against the Pirates
Julius Caesar flees Rome because of a conspiration against him and takes refuge by the king of Bitinia. He finds a woman there and while he escorts her to Rhodes their ship is attacked. Caught by the ...
El hijo del caíd
Fury of Achilles
Tensions between Agamemnon and Achilles divided the Greek camp while giving hope to the Trojans in the tenth year of the war.
Set in 18th-century Eastern Europe, the film concerns the star-crossed romance between a Polish military officer and a gorgeous Slavic princess. The princess' vengeful lover cuts a path of death and d...
Atlas Against the Cyclops
Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravagin...
The Giant of Metropolis
Obro the muscleman (Gordon Mitchell) goes to Atlantis and sinks a death-ray king (Bella Cortez) who knows the secret of immortality.
The slave who was born and raised a slave is sold to the trainer of Gladiator. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion...
The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas has to keep custody of a murderer who his brother is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his dep...
Around the World in Eighty Days
Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.
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