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30 October 1968 (Italy) See more »
Sons of Satan - living by the rule of the gun! See more »
Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rita Hayworth ... Martha

Giuliano Gemma ... Jason

Klaus Kinski ... Adam

Margaret Lee ... Karen

Claudine Auger ... Barbara
Serge Marquand ... Jimmy
Umberto Raho ... Doctor
Carl Cik ... Policeman
Detlef Uhle ... T.V. Announcer

Dan van Husen
Hans Thorner ... Policeman
Paola Natale ... Dancer
Mirella Pamphili ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Luis Barboo
Lorenzo Robledo

Directed by
Duccio Tessari 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ennio De Concini  writer
Mario di Nardo  writer
Duccio Tessari  writer

Produced by
Turi Vasile .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Magne 
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
Film Editing by
Mario Morra 
Art Direction by
Luigi Scaccianoce 
Set Decoration by
Dante Ferretti 
Costume Design by
Danda Ortona 
Makeup Department
Nilo Jacoponi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ricardo Huertas .... first assistant director
Music Department
Michel Magne .... musical director
Other crew
Julio Parra .... production supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Der Bastard" - West Germany
"Le bâtard" - France
"Sons of Satan" -
"The Bastard" - International (English title)
"The Cats" -
"Bastard" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"El bastardo" - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Insanlik ugruna" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Kelvottomat" - Finland
"O Bastardo" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"O bastardo" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Os Bastardos" - Brazil (alternative title)
"Ta katharmata" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"The bastard" - Norway (imdb display title)
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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:RC | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1969) | Norway:(Banned) (original rating) (1969) | UK:X | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf)
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Joan Crawford was originally going to play the lead role, but dropped out due to disagreements over the script.See more »
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References Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One just bad the other psychotic, 18 September 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Like so many of the Hollywood female legends of bygone days Rita Hayworth was having trouble finding work. But it was more than changing taste and newer and younger stars coming along. Hayworth was showing signs of the dementia that sadly plagued her last exile years from the silver screen.

The Bastard was one of many bad films she made toward the end of her career. She plays the mother of a pair of criminal sons Giuliano Gemma and Klaus Kinski. One's just bad, but Kinski is plain psychotic. Kinski thinks Gemma betrayed him, Kinski has him worked over and then rapes and runs off with Gemma's girlfriend.

All this while poor drunken Rita weeps and just says she wants one big happy family again.

We learn here that Joan Crawford turned this one down. Smart career move.

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