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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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Johnny Ears
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Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
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Susie the hooker
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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

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: I'm not getting myself killed for nothing!
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Referenced in Red Dead Revolver (2004) See more »

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Even If You're Not the First One
Performed by Ann Collin
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Better luck next time, Franco
21 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I like Franco Nero. I like his voice, his accent, his acting style, his acrobatics. Any movie starring Franco Nero already has one thing going for it in my book. Saying that Nero is the ONLY thing going for "Deaf Smith And Johnny Ears" would be somewhat inaccurate - there is also a good score, Pamela Tiffin's spunk (at one point, she puts Nero in a reverse headlock!), and some interesting directorial touches (as when Cavara films some scenes from the deaf man's point-of-view, with no sound). But if this is supposed to be a comedy, it's much too violent (beginning with the massacre of an entire family), and if it's serious, then the plot is confused and uninteresting. Anthony Quinn is a bore...and what's up with that ending? (**)


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