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Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? (1972)

La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Western | 26 October 1972 (Italy)
An eccentric bounty hunter named Providence captures and sets free a criminal in order to collect the same bounty over and over again in different states, until they discover that a local sheriff is up to something crooked.

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Provvidenza
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Stella
Dieter Eppler ...
Sheriff Howard Pendleton
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Col. Arthur James
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Sister
Hans Terofal ...
Horatio Timothy
Maurice Poli ...
Sheriff Keensburg
Renzo Marignano ...
The Priest
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Sheriff Villaggio
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
The Challenger (as Ken Wood)
Claude Berthy ...
Store Owner
Carla Mancini ...
Bathing Girl
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
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Mr. Summitt
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An eccentric bounty hunter named Providence captures and sets free a criminal in order to collect the same bounty over and over again in different states, until they discover that a local sheriff is up to something crooked.

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Movie Is Silly, Eh Providence?
28 June 2014 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Weird, rat-like bounty hunter Tomas Milian repeatedly captures grungy outlaw Gregg Palmer, only to quietly help him escape jail, so he can re- capture him and claim the reward all over again. Along the way, they encounter various characters like scheming showgirl Janet Agren, pool hustlers, a crooked sheriff, and a rowdy group of drunken Confederates.

Like a live-action cartoon, only dumber, this very broad western comedy is only occasionally funny. Most of the jokes fall completely flat. With the exception of a good saloon brawl, the action doesn't fare much better.

In a career full of eccentric performances by Tomas Milian, this may be the oddest of the lot, except maybe his role in Sergio Corbucci's The White, The Yellow And The Black, where he (offensively) portrays a comedic Samurai warrior!

Also, this has a terrible score by Ennio Morricone, probably his worst in a western.


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