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The Sheriff (1959)
"La sceriffa" (original title)

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A gang of outlaws terrorizes Rio Ciuccio (literally Rio Donkey). They even kill the sheriff but his wife, an old neapolitan lady, takes his place.


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Credited cast:
Tina Pica ...
Carmela Esposito, 'la Sceriffa'
Colorado Joe
Livio Lorenzon ...
Jimmy Jesse
Tino Scotti ...
The Judge
Alberto Sorrentino ...
Brutto Tempo - the native American
Anita Todesco ...
Nuvola Rosa - Brutto Tempo's Daughter
Carlo Pisacane ...
Carlo Sposito ...
Gennarino - aka Gen (as Carletto Sposito)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annie Alberti ...
Connie Dallas
Franco Balducci ...
Jimmy Jesse's Brother
Bruno Carotenuto
Elio Crovetto ...
Jack - the Texan drunk
Tina De Mola ...
Dolly - the singer
Fanfulla ...
Ciccio - Sceriffa's assistant


A gang of outlaws terrorizes Rio Ciuccio (literally Rio Donkey). They even kill the sheriff but his wife, an old neapolitan lady, takes his place.

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Western burlesque.
24 December 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Represented as the first Italian western, this is actually a rather slack cowboy movie burlesque.

Neapolitan widow Picca (in De Sica films at this time) inherits the sheriff job from her dead husband and sorts out the saloon heavies. Singing bandidto Tognazzi in black shows up after a while, for some unconvincing gunfights and a half hearted attempt at plot, wound up with a semi serious shoot out at the OK Cornal (sic) and chase finale.

Not particularly funny, relying on the the gag of Italian cowboys who break out in "Faniculi,Fanicula" and eat the pasta that Pica dries in the jail cell, going with burlesqued western movie action.

Modest production values and OK score might have worked with more certainty of tone.

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