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Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1971)

¡Viva la muerte... tua! (original title)
A self-proclaimed Russian prince, a Mexican bandit and a radical Irish female journalist team up during the Mexican Revolution to find fortune and notoriety.

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Max Lozoya (as Ely Wallach)
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Mary O'Donnell
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Yuma Sheriff Randall
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Gen. Huerta
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Manuel Mendoza
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Orlowsky's Wife
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The old man
Enrique Espinosa ...
Manolito
Gunda Hiller ...
The bride
Furio Meniconi ...
The barman
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Kelly, Prison Guard
Rudy Gaebel ...
Mendoza (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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Lozoya's prison identification number is 111723. See more »

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Mexican Rider: [to Lozoya, without looking at him] I want to speak with you. You're not El Salvador.
[Lozoya almost walks past him. He stops and turns to face him]
Max Lozoya: Who are you?
Mexican Rider: I am one of the few people surviving, who knew El Salvador.
Max Lozoya: But listen-!
Mexican Rider: It's alright. Mexico needs a flag. It's important El Salvador lives. Even in one like you.
Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky: What's going on?
Max Lozoya: Nothing.
[He pauses]
Max Lozoya: I'm a Mexican flag!
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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light-hearted and violent fun for spaghetti western fans
17 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie shares a lot of elements with other Euro-westerns. Those who are very familiar with the genre will recognize similarities to films such as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Mercenary, Fistful of Dynamite, The Stranger and the Gunfighter, and other spaghetti westerns. Recognizing these common themes is part of the fun of watching this movie.

The story is full of spaghetti western clichés presented in a fun, tongue-in-cheek manner, yet it still delivers in the violence and action departments as well. We even get to see some of Franco Nero's trademark machine gun wielding slaughter.

The music score is very good. It matches the tone of the film, seems right for a slightly off-beat Euro-western, and definitely works in this movie.

The movie boasts a phenomenal cast with Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave, and Eduardo Fajardo. It would be hard to make a bad spaghetti western with those four playing the main characters, but I do have to say that although this movie was good, I think it could have been better. The acting and direction just seem a little bit sloppy. I suspect that either they were having so much fun making it that they were too relaxed to take their work seriously, or that they just didn't care all that much about the film. I prefer to think that it's the first reason. The US release (which is the version that I saw) also seems to have been edited way too much, probably to make the film shorter. My guess is that the movie is much better in its complete form.

At any rate, I highly recommend this movie to those like me who have seen and liked lots of spaghetti westerns. To them it will be a fun movie. Others might not get very much out of this film.


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