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Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? (1972)

La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? (original title)
An eccentric bounty hunter named Providence captures and sets free a criminal in order to collect the same bounty over and over again in different states, until they discover that a local sheriff is up to something crooked.

Director:

Giulio Petroni

Writers:

Franco Castellano, Günter Ebert (dialogue collaborator) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomas Milian ... Provvidenza
Gregg Palmer ... Hurricane 'Kid' Smith
Janet Agren ... Stella
Dieter Eppler ... Sheriff Howard Pendleton
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... Col. Arthur James
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Sister
Hans Terofal Hans Terofal ... Horatio Timothy
Maurice Poli ... Sheriff Keensburg
Renzo Marignano Renzo Marignano ... The Priest
Horst Janson ... Sheriff Villaggio
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... The Challenger (as Ken Wood)
Claude Berthy Claude Berthy ... Store Owner
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Bathing Girl
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... (credit only)
Paul Muller ... Mr. Summitt
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An eccentric bounty hunter named Providence captures and sets free a criminal in order to collect the same bounty over and over again in different states, until they discover that a local sheriff is up to something crooked.

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

26 October 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by Here We Go Again, Eh Providence? (1973) See more »

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Movie Is Silly, Eh Providence?
28 June 2014 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Weird, rat-like bounty hunter Tomas Milian repeatedly captures grungy outlaw Gregg Palmer, only to quietly help him escape jail, so he can re- capture him and claim the reward all over again. Along the way, they encounter various characters like scheming showgirl Janet Agren, pool hustlers, a crooked sheriff, and a rowdy group of drunken Confederates.

Like a live-action cartoon, only dumber, this very broad western comedy is only occasionally funny. Most of the jokes fall completely flat. With the exception of a good saloon brawl, the action doesn't fare much better.

In a career full of eccentric performances by Tomas Milian, this may be the oddest of the lot, except maybe his role in Sergio Corbucci's The White, The Yellow And The Black, where he (offensively) portrays a comedic Samurai warrior!

Also, this has a terrible score by Ennio Morricone, probably his worst in a western.


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