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Father Jackleg (1972)

Tedeum (original title)
PG | | Action, Comedy, Western | June 1974 (USA)
A con man inherits a gold mine. Knowing that his family are even bigger con artists than he is, he assumes the mine is worthless, and teams up with a partner in a scheme to unload it on ... See full summary »

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Tedeum (as Timothy Brent)
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Stinky Manure
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
Betty Brown
Mabel Karin ...
Wendy Brown
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Grant
Riccardo Garrone ...
Sheriff
Miguel Pedregosa
María Vico ...
Ma Manure (as Maria Vico)
Rocco Lerro
Renzo Palmer ...
Rags Manure
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Bruno Boschetti ...
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Karl Braun ...
Miner
Dante Cleri ...
Unlucky client of restaurant
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A con man inherits a gold mine. Knowing that his family are even bigger con artists than he is, he assumes the mine is worthless, and teams up with a partner in a scheme to unload it on some unsuspecting chumps. However, the other members of his family discover that the gold mine is actually worth a lot of money, and they set out to take it from him before he realizes what he has. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When it Came to Stealing He Forged the Book! See more »

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For Those Who Think The Three Stooges Aren't Broad Enough
23 May 2014 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

An obnoxious, repulsive family of thieves, led by bad grandpa Lionel Stander inherits a bogus goldmine deed, with all the fake seals and signatures. Stander's oldest grandson sets out to sell it for big bucks, teaming up with conman/fake monk Jack Palance to swindle as much money as possible.

There's more groans than laughs in this painfully unfunny "comedy", directed by the usually entertaining Enzo G. Castellari, perhaps his worst. Palance is occasionally amusing, though mostly wasted, and probably very wasted when he accepted an offer to star in this pot of stale spaghetti slapstick.

The score by Guido and Fabrizio De Angelis (who have done better also), is as embarrassingly bad as the endless sight gags.


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