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Alive or Preferably Dead (1969)

Vivi o preferibilmente morti (original title)
Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Writers:

Ennio Flaiano (story), Giorgio Salvioni | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giuliano Gemma ... Monty Mulligan
Nino Benvenuti Nino Benvenuti ... Ted Mulligan
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... James 'Bad Jim' Williams
Antonio Casas ... Mr. Barnes
Julio Peña ... Doctor
George Rigaud ... Mr. Scott
Arturo Pallandino Arturo Pallandino ... (as Arturo Palladino)
Brizio Montinaro Brizio Montinaro
Sydne Rome ... Rossella Scott
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Storyline

Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Booze, Banks & Broads! They Had Their Hands in Everything! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 September 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinecittà, Roma, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (VHS)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The U.S. dubbed version, Alive or preferably dead, was promoted as "Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid", a rip-off of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and the director and top actors were billed with English names re-sounding those of American the same film: Giuliano Gemma as John Wade; Nino Benvenuti as Robert Neuman; Sydne Rome as Karen Blake; director Duccio Tessari as Arthur Pitt. See more »

Quotes

Monty Mulligan: Where's the bathroom?
Ted Mulligan: There's a river. Eight miles away. I go once a week.
Monty Mulligan: I mean the toilet.
Ted Mulligan: Out back.
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Alternate Versions

US version titled "Sundance and the Kid" was cut by 25 minutes, and changed all credits to bogus Anglo pseudonyms. See more »

Soundtracks

Monty and Ted
(uncredited)
Sung by John Ireson and Wayne Parham
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an amusing eurowestern
4 July 2014 | by spider89119See all my reviews

This is a comedy western, but it isn't one of those totally awful ones that are more annoying than funny. This one genuinely provides some good laughs. Some of the slapstick in this film even reminds me of The Three Stooges. Especially one particular fight scene in a flooded hotel room.

I would probably have given this movie seven or eight stars if the music score was better. It isn't terrible or anything, but it just isn't spaghetti western style music. What we have here instead is the kind of music one would expect from a Hollywood western, with some vocals thrown in here and there. To me, the musical style is a very important component in the spaghetti western genre, and it can definitely make or break these films.

The acting is above average, and the quality of this film is decent. Giuliano Gemma always delivers a fine performance. The action scenes are well done, and the film features what would have been a very fancy and unique looking early automobile. I don't know what make it was.

Overall I found this movie to be quite entertaining. It is worth watching for fans of the genre.


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