4.8/10
102
5 user 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

, (story and screenplay) (as Gianni Simonelli) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

During the Civil War, Josiah Galt, a former parson, and his sons David, Jacob and Adam, become a gang of bandits who plunder, rob and rape for pleasure. Disgusted by the massacre of the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Vince Edwards, Sylvia Syms, Benjamin Edney
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Respectable lawyer Peter picks up Anna, an Italian woman of dubious virtue, from the club and takes her back to his Uncle's place. They soon discover they are not alone. A gunman Quill (Julian Mateos), is waiting for them.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Frank Wolff, Fernando Rey
Street Law (1974)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Franco Nero, Giancarlo Prete, Barbara Bach
Torbellino (1941)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Carmen, a young Sevillian woman who wants to succeed on the radio, arrives at a decrepit station that goes through bad times. Thanks to her, the radio station will get a much quoted prize.

Director: Luis Marquina
Stars: Estrellita Castro, Manuel Luna, Tony D'Algy
The McMasters (1970)
Certificate: GP Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Benjie, a black man who fought in the Civil War, returns to the southern town of Ironside, his return is not exactly a welcome one. The citizens are already uptight about the color of ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin
Stars: Burl Ives, Brock Peters, David Carradine
Brujas (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three women from three different generations and walks of life find themselves in a very hot, semi-deserted Spanish town. Patricia is a 17 year old roaming Spain in search for a certain man... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Fernández Armero
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Ana Álvarez, Beatriz Carvajal
Comedy | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle, aided by her father and a hobo, is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, John Mills
Kill a Dragon (1967)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Chinese villagers hire a mercenary and his team of karate experts to help rid them of a gangster and his henchman who are threatening their island.

Director: Michael D. Moore
Stars: Jack Palance, Fernando Lamas, Aldo Ray
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo
Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A drifter with fast fists and a gunfighter- pimp with fast guns help a child to claim his inheritance.

Director: Maurizio Lucidi
Stars: Bud Spencer, Jack Palance, Renato Cestiè
Striker (1988)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

John Slade is hired to rescue a journalist named Frank Morris from a Sandanista prison in Nicaragua. He teams with Marta, a local woman, to carry out this mission, but then he's captured, ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Frank Zagarino, Melonee Rodgers, John Steiner
Companeros (1970)
Action | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous misadventures along the way.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Buck Santini
...
Tedeum (as Timothy Brent)
...
Stinky Manure
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
Betty Brown
Mabel Karin ...
Wendy Brown
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Grant
Riccardo Garrone ...
Sheriff
Miguel Pedregosa
María Vico ...
Ma Manure (as Maria Vico)
Rocco Lerro
Renzo Palmer ...
Rags Manure
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Borelli
Bruno Boschetti ...
Waiter
Karl Braun ...
Miner
Dante Cleri ...
Unlucky client of restaurant
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

June 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Father Jackleg  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Silly slapstick euro-western, Terrance Hill-style
24 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Early western entry by one of Italy's finest directors - Enzo G. Castellari. If you're expecting something epic, like his western masterpiece Keoma, have another thought coming: this is a goofy western comedy very much in the Terrance Hill/Bud Spencer territory. Being such a juvenile movie, i'm surprised that Castellari's next film High Crime would turn out so serious.

Young con man Tedeum inherits a gold mine, and knowing his con men relatives he's sure it's worthless. He teams up with a sleazy ex-con turned monk and tries to sell the worthless mine to some poor sucker. Soon his family finds out that the mine is real and full of gold: will they get to him before he sells the mine to the evil major and his henchmen?

Although no Trinity, the movie works fairly good. It looks pretty good, have some pretty funny characters and a really catchy theme song (I can't get it out of my mind!). The plot is really simple, but suits the lightweight comedy fine. The movie made me laugh a few times, even though I insist that its got waaay too much slapstick humor for its own good.

6/10


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Father Jackleg (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?