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Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1971)

¡Viva la muerte... tua! (original title)
A self-proclaimed Russian prince, a Mexican bandit and a radical Irish female journalist team up during the Mexican Revolution to find fortune and notoriety.

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Writers:

Arduino Maiuri (screenplay) (as Dino Maiuri), Massimo De Rita (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Nero ... Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky
Eli Wallach ... Max Lozoya (as Ely Wallach)
Lynn Redgrave ... Mary O'Donnell
Horst Janson ... Yuma Sheriff Randall
Eduardo Fajardo ... Gen. Huerta
José Moreno ... Yuma prison warden
Víctor Israel ... Manuel Mendoza
Gisela Hahn ... Orlowsky's Wife
José Jaspe ... The old man
Enrique Espinosa Enrique Espinosa ... Manolito
Gunda Hiller Gunda Hiller ... The bride
Furio Meniconi Furio Meniconi ... The barman
Dan van Husen ... Kelly, Prison Guard
Rudy Gaebel Rudy Gaebel ... Mendoza (as Rudy Gaebell)
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Telegrapher
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A spaghetti western in which three adventurers team up during the Mexican Revolution. Mary O'Donnell, a radical Irish journalist, wants to foment a peasant revolt in Mexico. She enlists the help of a seedy bandit, Lozoya, by saving him from a death sentence in Utah. They meet a man calling himself Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky, who claims to be a Russian prince, not to mention a man of the cloth. Wallach pretends to be a Mexican folk hero. The trio crosses the border, the two men seeking a cache of gold while O'Donnell pursues her revolution. Lozoya has the key to the gold, but Nero knows where the other half of the map is. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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The bottoms-up comedy hit that will fill your seats. See more »


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Country:

Italy | West Germany | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 December 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Turn the Other Cheek See more »

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Runtime:

| (US)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lozoya's prison identification number is 111723. See more »

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Eli Wallach (Max Lozoya) is mistakenly credited as "Ely Wallach." See more »

Quotes

Max Lozoya: [Beckoning to Dmitri to make their escape from prison] C'mon, c'mon!
[Tries to haul himself up a rope, but just can't]
Max Lozoya: Goddamn prison made a wreck out of me. I'm so weak with my back.
[Dmitri tries to give Lozoya a boost up by the rear, and Lozoya yelps in surprise]
Max Lozoya: I'm a Mexican.
Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky: So what?
Max Lozoya: Nobody touches my ass. It just don't happen. You got that, gringo?
Prince Dmitri Vassilovich Orlowsky: Got it.
[Lozoya turns to climb the rope again, and Dmitri knees him sharply in the behind]
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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A Major but Little Known Spaghetti
27 January 2006 | by heybhcSee all my reviews

This one really needs a good DVD release. To my knowledge it's only available on an old VHS tape called DON'T TURN THE OTHER CHEEK, with animated asses (donkeys) wiggling their behinds, totally out of character with the film, which is an action filled Eurowestern by the director of the popular Ringo films, Duccio Tessari. Franco Nero plays another of his European adventurers, this time a Russian, who is seeking a lost treasure. Eli Wallach portrays another version of his popular "Tuco" character, this time once more a Mexican after playing the Greek version in ACE HIGH. Throw in Lynn Redgrave (slightly out of place in a spaghetti) as an Irish revolutionary and you have a film that is reminiscent of Sergio Corbucci's two popular political westerns THE MERCENARY (1968) and COMPANEROS (1970), both of which are superior to this. However there's a lot to be said for LONG LIVE YOUR DEATH, especially since it's so hard to find; you'll find the search worthwhile, and in the meantime let's hope Anchor Bay, Wild East, or Blue Underground release a definitive DVD version.


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