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Sting of the West (1972)

Tedeum (original title)
PG | | Action, Comedy, Western | June 1974 (USA)
A con man inherits a gold mine. Knowing that his family are even bigger con artists than he is, he assumes the mine is worthless, and teams up with a partner in a scheme to unload it on ... See full summary »

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Tito Carpi, Giovanni Simonelli (story and screenplay) (as Gianni Simonelli) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Palance ... Buck Santini
Giancarlo Prete ... Tedeum (as Timothy Brent)
Lionel Stander ... Stinky Manure
Francesca Romana Coluzzi Francesca Romana Coluzzi ... Betty Brown
Mabel Karin Mabel Karin ... Wendy Brown
Eduardo Fajardo ... Grant
Riccardo Garrone ... Sheriff
Miguel Pedregosa Miguel Pedregosa
María Vico María Vico ... Ma Manure (as Maria Vico)
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro
Renzo Palmer Renzo Palmer ... Rags Manure
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Borelli Franco Borelli
Bruno Boschetti Bruno Boschetti ... Waiter
Karl Braun Karl Braun ... Miner
Dante Cleri Dante Cleri ... Unlucky client of restaurant
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Storyline

A con man inherits a gold mine. Knowing that his family are even bigger con artists than he is, he assumes the mine is worthless, and teams up with a partner in a scheme to unload it on some unsuspecting chumps. However, the other members of his family discover that the gold mine is actually worth a lot of money, and they set out to take it from him before he realizes what he has. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Con Man - Swindler - Chicken Thief! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sting of the West See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 61459 delivered on 21-11-1972. See more »

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For Those Who Think The Three Stooges Aren't Broad Enough
23 May 2014 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

An obnoxious, repulsive family of thieves, led by bad grandpa Lionel Stander inherits a bogus goldmine deed, with all the fake seals and signatures. Stander's oldest grandson sets out to sell it for big bucks, teaming up with conman/fake monk Jack Palance to swindle as much money as possible.

There's more groans than laughs in this painfully unfunny "comedy", directed by the usually entertaining Enzo G. Castellari, perhaps his worst. Palance is occasionally amusing, though mostly wasted, and probably very wasted when he accepted an offer to star in this pot of stale spaghetti slapstick.

The score by Guido and Fabrizio De Angelis (who have done better also), is as embarrassingly bad as the endless sight gags.


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