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Blu Gang e vissero per sempre felici e ammazzati (1973)

A group of young desperados is hunted for several years by a determined bank guard (Jack Palance). Both the gang's actions, and their demise in a climactic finale (à la "Bonnie and Clyde") ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Bazzoni (as Marc Meyer)

Writers:

Augusto Caminito (screenplay), Augusto Caminito (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Palance ... Hillman
Guido Mannari Guido Mannari ... Kane Blue
Tina Aumont ... Polly
Antonio Falsi Antonio Falsi ... Johnny Blue
Maurizio Bonuglia ... Frank
Clara Mutschaewski Clara Mutschaewski ... Jenny
Carla Wittig Carla Wittig ... Alice
Antonio Gradoli Antonio Gradoli ... Donovan
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Sheriff (as Lee Burton)
Maria Michi ... Mama Blue
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Teddy Fog
Manuel Angiolino Manfredi Manuel Angiolino Manfredi
Giancarlo Terzaroli Giancarlo Terzaroli
Monique Arambourg Monique Arambourg
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A group of young desperados is hunted for several years by a determined bank guard (Jack Palance). Both the gang's actions, and their demise in a climactic finale (à la "Bonnie and Clyde") are very graphic and violent. Written by raf

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A band of outlaws on the rampage... Pursued by a killer out for blood!

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Western

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 May 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Short and Happy Life of the Brothers Blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Go Man
Written by Tony Renis and Marva Jan Marrow
Sung by Marva Jan Marrow, Guitar Solo by Michelangelo La Bionda
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Butch and Sundance, the Spaghetti Years.
2 January 2014 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Blu Gang e vissero per sempre felici e ammazzati (The Short and Happy Life of the Brothers Blue) is directed by Marc Meyer (AKA: Luigi Bazzoni) and written by Augusto Caminito. It stars Guido Mannari, Tina Aumont, Antonio Falsi, Jack Palance, Maurizio Bonuglia, Paul Jabara and Guido Lollobrigida. Filmed in Technospes Color, with music by Tony Renis and cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.

Determined bank guard Hillman (Palance) pursues the bank robbing Brothers Blue across the years as they make merry hell with care free abandon.

Strange Spaghetti Western that takes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, sprinkles in some Bonnie and Clyde seasoning and finally dresses it up with a Peckinpah and Altman sauce. For the most part it struggles to make all the parts work, where quite often director Bazzoni gets confused as to just what sort of film he is making. However, some of the visual flourishes are worth the time spent with the movie, be it the shifts into black and white for reflective passages of the gang's life, or the use of slow motion and angled techniques, it's a picture not without technical merit.

It also features violence that hits the right notes by not being over grandiose and ridiculous, the makers clearly aiming for, and getting, a balletic quality to the carnage as the corruption and arrogance of youth in the Wild West is laid bare. Renis' musical score is, different, but pleasing, and the cast perform adequately as per the screenplay. Palance, it should be noted, is more a peripheral character, he's the cool looking sniper adorned ghost out in the wilderness hunting his prey, his dialogue and screen time minimal, so fans of his should not expect a "Palance" movie.

Fascinating Spaghetti Western that nods to its American Revisionist cousins, but ultimately it bites off more than it can chew. 6/10


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