MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,605 this week

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

 -  Western  -  29 March 1973 (Italy)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 409 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 142 titles
created 26 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 15 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 768 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973)

Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Simon Sabela
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect... See full summary »

Director: Peter Zinner
Stars: Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Martin Balsam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Hall Bartlett
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Dolores del Rio, Lupita Ferrer
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anjanette Comer, Charles Bronson
Plot of Fear (1976)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Corinne Cléry, Michele Placido, Quinto Parmeggiani
Flap (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Comedy based on the plight of modern Native Americans living on reservations.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Claude Akins, Tony Bill
Certificate: GP Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Merediths move to an isolated farm. Mrs. Meredith and the neighbour Will Cade become friends and anticipate becoming lovers.

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Fritz Weaver
Caravans (1978)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story happens in 1948, in a fictional country, called Zakharstan (in the novel "Caravans" is probably Afghanistan). Mark Miller (Michael Sarazyn) is a young U.S. Embassy employee who is... See full summary »

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi
Virility (1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli, Marc Porel
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Delia Boccardo, Gabriele Tinti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Johnny Ears
...
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
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 March 1973 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In one scene "Deaf" Smith, who is a deaf mute, turns and shoots a rooftop gunman, apparently after hearing the gunman run across the rooftop. 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]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Red Dead Revolver (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata #14 in C sharp minor (
Moonlight Sonata")" (uncredited)
By Ludwig van Beethoven
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Real "Deaf" Smith
21 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like the above comment: "Watchable if not recommended". I just saw it on TV as "Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears". It breaks my heart that AMC didn't show the full credits as I am haunted by the music and cannot identify the tune.

Erastus "Deaf" Smith was actually a soldier in Houston's army and was distinguished for destroying a bridge that cut of Santa Ana's retreat at the battle of San Jacinto. The movie, of course, is pure fiction with no historical basis.

Anthony Quinn has always been one of my favorites and it pleases me that a Mexican actor has found such worldwide success. His AMC interview is well worth a watch.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD/VHS den_dennis
Weapons Bobster36
Discuss Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?