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Dynamite Jack (1961)

Antoine Espérandieu, a French tenderfoot, lands in Windows Canyon, Arizona, a remote place under the thumb of dangerous outlaw Dynamite Jack, only to discover the friend he was to meet ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Bastia

Writers:

Jack Ary (as Jacques Ary), Jacques Emmanuel (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Dynamite Jack / Antoine Espérandieu
Eleonora Vargas Eleonora Vargas ... Dolores
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Sheriff Scotty
Jess Hahn ... Sergeant Bob
Adrienne Corri ... Pegeen O'Brien
Georges Lycan Georges Lycan ... Louis le Borgne
Claude d'Yd Claude d'Yd ... Charlie McGregor
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Henri
Viviane Méry Viviane Méry ... Jeanne
Margaret Russel Margaret Russel
Marcelle Féry Marcelle Féry ... Loulou (as Marcelle Ferry)
Perry Smith Perry Smith
Joe Warfield ... Michel (as Jo Warfield)
Colin Drake Colin Drake ... Larry Schultz
Carl Studer Carl Studer ... Barman Fred (as Carl J. Studer)
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Antoine Espérandieu, a French tenderfoot, lands in Windows Canyon, Arizona, a remote place under the thumb of dangerous outlaw Dynamite Jack, only to discover the friend he was to meet there has been murdered. Worse, it is not long before Antoine realizes he is Jack's perfect lookalike. All the same, he decides to settle down in the small town, where he becomes the local tax collector. One day, he finds himself face to face with the bandit... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Western

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Stale, unfunny but only film featuring Fernandel in the Wild West
19 December 2004 | by guy-bellingerSee all my reviews

The theme of the decent everyman happening to be the lookalike of a dangerous outlaw is not new and Fernandel himself capitalized on the trick in Verneuil's 1953 "L'Ennemi public N°1". So expect no great discovery from this slow-paced, unfunny comedy. It has really nothing to do with the classic of the genre, Ford's "The whole town's talking". On the other hand, the reconstruction of the Wild West by art director Robert Giordani is above average ( not so bad for a French picture ) and it is rather unexpected to see our Fernand from Marseille move in such exotic settings and exchange lines with British Adrienne Corri, Spanish Eleonora Vargas and American born Jess Hahn !


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 November 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinamit Jack See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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