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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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Lowbrow Spaghetti Western/Comedy 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 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ricardo Huertas .... first assistant director
 
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 | USA:84 min (VHS)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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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Lowbrow Spaghetti Western/Comedy, 20 August 2014
Author: Nancy_Grease from Canada

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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