MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,110 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 415 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

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 144 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
a list of 386 titles
created 01 Dec 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 18 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 150 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 796 titles
created 11 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... 

Malamondo (1964)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This documentary looks at strange behaviors and practices in Europe, including nude skiing in Switzerland, hot-butchering in Italy, and an orgy in a graveyard.

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Marvin Miller
Plot of Fear (1976)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 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
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: George Kennedy, John Mills, Raf Vallone
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave
Western | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Esqueda, an outlaw, attempts to force settlers King and Cordelia Cameron out of his territory. Esqueda's mother raised Rio as her own. Rio has loyalty to Esqueda but also feels the settlers... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
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
La cattura (1969)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

McCallum plays a WWII German special agent assigned to take out a team of Titov resistance fighters in Yugoslavia. He locates their leader in a camp within a ravine in the dead of winter. ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: David McCallum, Nicoletta Machiavelli, John Crawford
Il lumacone (1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli, Ninetto Davoli
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Juan Bosch
Stars: Craig Hill, Fernando Sancho, Dominique Boschero
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In true Mondo form the film starts off with a visit to a slaughterhouse and then takes off on a non-stop sonic run through Africa in search of firewalkers, Snake charmers, babes in bikinis ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti
Stars: George Sanders
Cross Current (1971)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Tonino Ricci
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Elga Andersen, Ivan Rassimov
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Directors: Federico Chentrens, Jean Girault
Stars: Pierre Perret, Robert Hossein, Silvia Monti
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

The real Deaf Smith was neither deaf nor mute, merely hard of hearing. 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

 
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.


0 of 1 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:
?