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Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1971)
"¡Viva la muerte... tua!" (original title)

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A spaghetti western in which three adventurers team up during the Mexican Revolution. Mary O'Donnell, a radical Irish journalist, wants to foment a peasant revolt in Mexico. She enlists the... See full summary »

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Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky
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Max Lozoya (as Ely Wallach)
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Mary O'Donnell
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Yuma Sheriff Randall
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Gen. Huerta
José Moreno ...
Yuma prison warden
Víctor Israel ...
Manuel Mendoza
Gisela Hahn ...
Orlowsky's Wife
José Jaspe ...
The old man
Enrique Espinosa ...
Manolito
Gunda Hiller ...
The bride
Furio Meniconi ...
The barman
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Kelly, Prison Guard
Rudy Gaebel ...
Bartender (as Rudy Gaebell)
Carla Mancini ...
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A spaghetti western in which three adventurers team up during the Mexican Revolution. Mary O'Donnell, a radical Irish journalist, wants to foment a peasant revolt in Mexico. She enlists the help of a seedy bandit, Lozoya, by saving him from a death sentence in Utah. They meet a man calling himself Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky, who claims to be a Russian prince, not to mention a man of the cloth. Wallach pretends to be a Mexican folk hero. The trio crosses the border, the two men seeking a cache of gold while O'Donnell pursues her revolution. Lozoya has the key to the gold, but Nero knows where the other half of the map is. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Okay Revolutionary Comedy
14 February 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Bandit Eli Wallach and European con-man Franco Nero are in turn, set up, mistaken for, and masquerade as a flamboyant Mexican revolutionary and his military adviser, a Russian prince! The two know the partial whereabouts of a stashed fortune, but find it hard to get away from radical Irish journalist Lynn Redgrave long enough to go look for it.

A typical, quirky Italian political western, Don't Turn The Other Cheek isn't as good as Sergio Corbucci's Companeros (also with Nero) or the fantastic (and non-comedic) A Bullet For The General starring A Fistful Of Dollars Gian Maria Volante.

It's still a lot of fun though, with loads of action. Wallach and Nero have great comedic chemistry and should have been in more pictures together. On the other hand, with the exception of a few key scenes, Redgrave doesn't really have much to do.

One other familiar face is Nero's Django nemesis Eduardo Fajardo playing the film's number one heavy.


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