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Two Brothers in Trinity (1972)

Jesse & Lester - Due fratelli in un posto chiamato Trinità (original title)
After inheriting a land plot in a dusty place called Trinity, the antagonistic half-brothers, Lester and Jesse, reunite to pursue different aspirations, only to find themselves neck-deep in trouble. Will they ever fulfil their dreams?


Renzo Genta (as James London), Richard Harrison


Renzo Genta (screenplay)


Credited cast:
Richard Harrison ... Jesse Smith
Donald O'Brien ... Lester O'Hara (as Donal O'Brian)
Anna Zinnemann Anna Zinnemann ... Elena Von Schaffer
George Wang ... Chinaman
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... Poker
Aldo Cecconi Aldo Cecconi ... Banker
Fernando Cerulli ... Thompson
Luciano Rossi ... Stage Robber
Galliano Sbarra Galliano Sbarra ... Doctor
Daniela Meroni Daniela Meroni ... Prostitute
Alba Bonfatti Alba Bonfatti ... Prostitute
Ada Pometti Ada Pometti ... Prostitute
John Bartha ... Carson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Artemio Antonini Artemio Antonini
Fortunato Arena Fortunato Arena ... Outlaw
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Charming, blithely amoral devil-may-care rogue Jesse Smith and peaceful, devout straight-arrow Mormon Lester O'Hara are estranged half brothers who are reunited after receiving a sizable inheritance from their deceased mother. The wildly contrasting mismatched duo get into all sorts of trouble while trying to claim said inheritance. Written by Woodyanders

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Comedy | Western


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Jesse Smith: [to Lester O'Hara] Throw down your guns and give me your clothes.
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1 December 2017 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Yet another comedy western from Italy, and to be honest I spent quite a lot of the running time wondering if I'd watched this particular story of two mismatched brothers after an inheritance before, or if it was just that the story was that similar to some other 'inheritance/brothers' film I'd watched in the past, before realising I had watched it before about two seconds before it ended.

Richard Harrison plays Jessie (a blonde blur on my copy), a fanny rat leaving a trail of debts and carpet monkeys all over the West. Jessie wants to open the greatest brothel the West has ever seen, but he has no money, so enter Donald O'Brian as Lester (a dark blur on my copy) – Jessie's half-brother who is a tee-total Mormon who wants to build a church who informs Jessie that they have both inherited some land from an Uncle. The rest of the film involves the brother's japes as they try to earn cash to fulfil their dreams.

And what japes! Throughout the pixelated, blurry mess, you'll half- witness the brothers continually losing money because of Lester's trust in the local banks (who are continually robbed by a blur called Poker), forced to wash dishes by Chinese bar owner George Wang (a blur with a stereotypical Chinese accent), robbed at gunpoint by the psychotic vague outline of Luciano Rossi, and just plain trying to rip off each other.

What saves all this virtual cataract experience is Richard Harrison's natural acting (much better here than in the more serious films he appears in) and Donald O'Brian's usual over the top shenanigans. There's plenty of action thrown in amongst all the painful comedy displayed by these Westerns by this point but then again if I spend my time wondering if I've seen a film before, then how memorable is it going to be to someone who couldn't give a crap?

Oh, and if you like the soundtrack it's your lucky day because it plays almost constantly throughout the film.

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27 April 1972 (Italy) See more »

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