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Man of the East (1972)

E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico (original title)
In the Wild West, a dead Englishman's greenhorn son joins his father's old gang and becomes a real frontier-man.


Enzo Barboni (as E.B. Clucher)


Enzo Barboni (as E.B. Clucher)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Sir Thomas Fitzpatrick Phillip Moore
Gregory Walcott ... Bull Schmidt
Yanti Somer ... Candida Olsen
Dominic Barto Dominic Barto ... Monkey Smith
Harry Carey Jr. ... Holy Joe (as Harry Carey)
Enzo Fiermonte ... Frank Olsen
Danika La Loggia ... Iris
Riccardo Pizzuti ... Morton Clayton
Jean Louis Jean Louis ... Prison Warden
Alessandro Sperli ... Tim
Sal Borgese ... Bounty Hunter (as Salvatore Borgese)
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Man with Coach
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Guesthouse Patron
Pupo De Luca Pupo De Luca ... Prison Director
Rigal Suzanne Leone Rigal Suzanne Leone


By his dying father's last wish Joe is sent to the Wild West to become a real guy. The dreamy young man despises guns and fights, likes poems and prefers bicycles to horses. Now his three teachers, footpads all of them, shall teach him otherwise. This doesn't work, until Joe has to defend himself against gunman Morton, who's jealous of Joe's love to rancher Ohlsen's beautiful daughter. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He Makes The Fastest Guns In The West...Die Laughing! See more »


Action | Comedy | Western


PG | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


It's a coincidence, of course, as this was made first, but the governor enters his office from behind the window drapes in the exact same way Mel Brooks does in "Blazing Saddles" (and it seems unlikely that Mel would have seen this picture, given its very limited U.S. release). See more »


When Sir Thomas first appears, we're shown more stock footage of the train moving through the mountains, but the view through the window is of open range. See more »


Sir Thomas Fitzpatrick Phillip Moore: Stop dreaming. This is 1880. You can't evade progress forever. The West is... Well, the West is finished.
Bull Schmidt: Son, as long as we can see a sunset, there'll be a West. I guess we gonna' have to follow that sunset.
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Alternate Versions

The Spanish VHS version which obtains Warner Bros Home Videos & United Artists logos, is cut about 30 min of footage and is also Pan & Scanned. Scenes cut:
  • A church scene about 10 minutes into the movie is cut.
  • About 19 minutes of the movie there's a scene where sergeant Ligget jumps down to ''water'' is cut.
  • A scene in about 20:30, where people in the moving coach are travelling, is cut.
  • After about 57 minutes of the movie, where Tom is in the bath and 3 other guys goofing around and then Morton comes to apologize about the thing that happened in saloon and Austin trying to buy the land where they are, is cut.
  • The scene following the previous where Tom is in the house with his 3 friends and they show the horse they got to Tom, who leaves after that, and the other 3 are in the house again, where the 2 guys from the beginning arrive, is cut.
  • The scene following the previous where Tom is with Mrs. Austin is cut.
  • The scene following the previous where Tom is found and brought back to the house is cut.
  • The scene following the previous where Tom get himself a horse is cut.
  • After about 1:42:00 of the movie, the piece of the scene after Tom has shot the 2nd bullet to the tin can, is cut.
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Not bad, but I've seen better
19 January 2002 | by stamperSee all my reviews

I must admit, this was not the worst Terence Hill film I've ever seen but certainly one of his worst ones. The jokes are not too frequent and there is too much made of the romance. For me the highlights of his career are still the movies he made with Bud Spencer. Some of those are really hilarious. On his own I find Terence Hill not to be too entertaining. His best solo works is Renegade.

6 out of 10

P.s.: I watched the german dubbed version (as I always do) for these films are hard to come by, plus I find the voices and the dialogues much better in German than I do in Italian

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Release Date:

23 August 1973 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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