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Alive or Preferably Dead (1969)
"Vivi o preferibilmente morti" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  17 September 1969 (Italy)
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Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ...
Monty Mulligan
Nino Benvenuti ...
Ted Mulligan
Sydne Rome ...
Rossella Scott
Julio Peña ...
Doctor
Antonio Casas ...
Barnds
Cris Huerta ...
Jim
George Rigaud ...
Mr. Scott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Barboo
Brizio Montinaro
Arturo Pallandino
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Storyline

Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.

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Taglines:

Booze, Banks & Broads! They Had Their Hands in Everything! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

17 September 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Alive or Preferably Dead  »

Box Office

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ESP 60,333,487 (Spain)
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1.85 : 1
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As was common with many Spaghetti westerns, the Italian actors in Vivi O, Preferibilmente, Morti were billed with more English-sounding names to try and make the film more appealing to American audiences. As such, leading lady Sydne Rome was billed here as Karen Blake - even though she is from Akron, Ohio and "Sydne Rome" is her real name. See more »

Quotes

Monty Mulligan: Where's the bathroom?
Ted Mulligan: There's a river. Eight miles away. I go once a week.
Monty Mulligan: I mean the toilet.
Ted Mulligan: Out back.
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Lowbrow Spaghetti Western/Comedy
20 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

On the heels of the success of the Robert Redford/Paul Newman smash hit came this Italian knock off called Cassidy Sundance and Butch the Kid which is about as funny as this comic western gets. Two cowboys are offered three hundred thousand dollars as an inheritance provided the quarrelling duo can live together for six months. Duccio Tessari is widely considered to be one of the founders of the spaghetti western genre but he hasn't been given a lot to work with from this cast or screenplay. At best it can be viewed as a precurser to the wildly successful Terence Hill & Bud Spencer slapstick Trinity films. Barely worth a look for even hardcore genre addicts.


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