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Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973)

Los amigos (original title)
PG | | Western | 29 March 1973 (Italy)
Set in 1830's Texas just after the Republic won its independence from Mexico. The Republic's future is in doubt, with various factions and foreign powers hoping to sway matters to their own... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny Ears
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Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
Pamela Tiffin ...
Susie the hooker
Ira von Fürstenberg ...
Hester McDonald Morton
Adolfo Lastretti ...
Williams
Franco Graziosi ...
Gen. Lucius Morton
Antonino Faà di Bruno ...
The Senator
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J.M. Hoffman
Francesca Benedetti ...
Mrs. Porter the Madame
Conchita Airoldi ...
Rosita McDonald (as Cristina Airoldi)
Romano Puppo ...
Bull, Morton's Goon
Franca Sciutto ...
Bess
Enrico Casadei ...
Barrett
Lorenzo Fineschi ...
James
Mario Carra ...
Corey
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Set in 1830's Texas just after the Republic won its independence from Mexico. The Republic's future is in doubt, with various factions and foreign powers hoping to sway matters to their own advantage. President Sam Houston instructs one of his agents, deaf-mute Erastus "Deaf" Smith, to infiltrate and put down one of the growing rebel factions. Accompanying him is his friend Johnny Ears, who must not only do Smith's hearing for him, but must also conceal Smith's handicap, as the rebels have intercepted a message that a deaf-mute spy is in their midst. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The man who hears with his eyes and speaks with his gun...

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Trivia

There's actually a Deaf Smith County in Texas, just west of Amarillo, named after the real-life character played by Anthony Quinn in this film. See more »

Goofs

When men are shot the squibs are obvious beneath their shirts. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Ears: I can't understand why the you want to die. Maybe I'm nobody, but I like being alive.
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Featured in See Hear: Film Casting & Portrayal (2015) See more »

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Piano Sonata #14 in C sharp minor (
Moonlight Sonata")" (uncredited)
By Ludwig van Beethoven
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Good Music!
28 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie and the characters may be a little bit suspect but the photography is brilliant and, to add to the appeal, so was the music which was written by a name that I have never heard of before i.e. Daniele Patucchi. Soundtrack collectors like myself may be interested to know that the main themes are available on a CD entitled "Wanted - Dead or Alive". catalogue No. CVS 900-020. I enclose the number as it is an Italian CD but if I found it in Australia you can guarantee that it is more readily available elsewhere.

Anthony Quinn and Franco Nero, who have appeared together in other productions, have this rapport between them that is so obvious. See this movie! Don't analyse it. Just sit back and enjoy it!


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