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Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973)

Los amigos (original title)
PG | | Western | 29 March 1973 (Italy)
In 1836, an agent of the now independent Republic of Texas who can't hear or speak, and his hearing companion, infiltrate a rebel pocket who oppose to the integration of Texas to the United States. Can they save the Republic?


Paolo Cavara


Oscar Saul (screenplay), Harry Essex (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Johnny Ears
Anthony Quinn ... Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
Pamela Tiffin ... Susie the hooker
Ira von Fürstenberg ... Hester McDonald Morton
Adolfo Lastretti ... Williams
Franco Graziosi Franco Graziosi ... Gen. Lucius Morton
Antonino Faà di Bruno Antonino Faà di Bruno ... The Senator
Renato Romano Renato Romano ... J.M. Hoffman
Francesca Benedetti Francesca Benedetti ... Mrs. Porter the Madame
Conchita Airoldi ... Rosita McDonald (as Cristina Airoldi)
Romano Puppo ... Bull, Morton's Goon
Franca Sciutto Franca Sciutto ... Bess
Enrico Casadei Enrico Casadei ... Barrett
Lorenzo Fineschi Lorenzo Fineschi ... James
Mario Carra Mario Carra ... Corey


In 1836, right after the now independent Republic of Texas separated from Mexico, the Governor, Sam Houston, sends his trusted agent who can't hear or speak, Erastus "Deaf" Smith, to infiltrate General Morton's rebel pocket who oppose to the integration of Texas to the United States. Accompanied by Johnny Ears, the travelling companion and his ears, Smith soon discovers the conspiracy; however, having already intercepted the government's communications, Morton's forces keep their eyes peeled for deaf-mute strangers. Can Smith and Johnny save the Republic? Written by Nick Riganas

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1800s | west | texan | republic | free | See All (108) »


The man who hears with his eyes and speaks with his gun... See more »




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Release Date:

29 March 1973 (Italy) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frank Sinatra originally bought the rights as a vehicle for himself in 1969. See more »


The ONLY revolver available in the 1830's was the Colt Paterson. "Deaf" Smith's revolver shows details 15+ years newer. See more »


Johnny Ears: [to Smith] Listen, Amigo, without me, they'll kill you.
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Crazy Credits

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The war with Mexico over, the new Republic of Texas is born. President Houston is actively working to have the new Republic join the United States of America. But Rebel forces, aided by foreign powers, are plotting against him. Houston, busy reorganizing the exhausted forces of Texas, sends his faithful scout Erastus Deaf Smith, and his companion, Johnny Ears to put down the plotters. See more »


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Nice movie
22 March 2001 | by Tom-633See all my reviews

I watch this movie at different ages.. and i love it.. i love this kind of westerns.. if you didn't see yet.. DO IT NOW !

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