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Director:
Writers:
Ennio Flaiano (screenplay)
Ennio Flaiano (story)
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Release Date:
17 September 1969 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Booze, Banks & Broads! They Had Their Hands in Everything! See more »
Plot:
Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months. | Add synopsis »
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Forgettable spaghetti western See more (8 total) »

Cast

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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

Dan van Husen ... Ranger
Víctor Israel ... Mayoralty Candidate Henchman with Glasses (uncredited)
Juan Olaguivel ... Puncher Pretending to Be Blind (uncredited)
Vicente Roca ... Mayoralty Candidate (uncredited)

Directed by
Duccio Tessari 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ennio Flaiano  screenplay
Ennio Flaiano  story
Giorgio Salvioni  writer
Duccio Tessari  writer

Original Music by
Gianni Ferrio 
 
Cinematography by
Cesare Allione 
Manuel Rojas 
 
Stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vivi o preferibilmente morti" - Italy (original title)
"Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid" - USA
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Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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:
Rossella Scott:[to a sweaty, bare-chested Ted Mulligan] The way you swing that ax does all sorts of funny things to me.See more »

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Forgettable spaghetti western, 2 June 2012
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

Notorious American B movie producer Edward L. Montoro retitled this spaghetti western "Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid" when he released it to American theaters in the '70s. But the only connection this movie has to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is that both are westerns and both have comic bits. If the makers of this spaghetti western had copied the American movie's quality, we might have had something here. Oh, there are a few minor amusing bits, and there is some impressive stunt work on display (some of it actually performed by the actors instead of their stunt doubles.) But on the whole, this is a tired enterprise that feels endless at times. The American print I saw was cut by about twenty five minutes, and judging from what survived the editing, I think the original Italian version would be much harder to sit through.

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