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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 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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It will be great fun!
3 October 2000 | by Dr. VornoffSee all my reviews

This is a very funny Italian western! The characters are very amusing especially Tomas Milian who gives us a beautiful interpretation of a funny sort of bounty killer called "Provvidenza". This movie will make you laugh a lot without be vulgar or foregone. Least but not last the nice soundtrack by Ennio Morricone will remain stamped in your mind!


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