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Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973)
"Los amigos" (original title)

PG  |   |  Western  |  29 March 1973 (Italy)
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Cast

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

The ONLY revolver available in the 1830's was the Colt Paterson. "Deaf" Smith's revolver shows details 15+ years newer. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Ears: [as they are preparing to blow up a rockslide] It's too bad you can't hear the biggest explosion in Texas
Erastus 'Deaf' Smith: [points at his eyes and then mimics a gigantic explosion]
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Featured in See Hear: Film Casting & Portrayal (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata #14 in C sharp minor (
Moonlight Sonata")" (uncredited)
By Ludwig van Beethoven
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A nice job by Mr. Anthony Quinn
11 October 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

It is not really a good movie. The best things are the character of Deaf Smith (Quinn), the beautiful prostitutes appearing in the film and the moves of the camera around a deaf gunman, that help us to understand how he is aware of the people around him. Anthony Quinn performance is incredible, being the most notable character without pronouncing a single word. All the scenes where he appears flows around him, even when the apparently most charming Johnny Ears (Nero) tries to be funny (sometimes he creates the opposite effect). Smith is funnier, harder and more interesting than Ears, and maybe that is the main reason to watch this film.


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