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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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They call me............ confused
25 February 2005 | by marc-366See all my reviews

It is fair to say that Tomas Milan is one of the all time great Spaghetti Western stars (grasping frantically at the poncho of Eastwood, Cleef and Nero). And it is in such good faith that I got my hands on a copy of this movie.

And after watching it, it is fair to say that you could call me confused! Sometimes shockingly bad, othertimes really great fun, I couldn't make up my mind whether it had been 90 minutes well spent or an evening wasted. I think I'll opt for well spent. Just.

Certainly, it is not your average spaghetti western, with Milan a Charlie Chaplin-esq bounty hunter, with a bungling "chunky" sidekick. The character play is a passenger on the Trinity bandwagon, but with an even greater level of stupidity. The Big Gundown it certainly isn't! Nor is it in any way reminiscent of Director Petroni's classic Death Rides a Horse.

The story is not so much one story, as a number of episodes with a very loose link. Thankfully, the strong cast pulls it off, and although I nearly pressed eject several times I did see it through to the end. And was it worth it? Hmmmmm, I just can't seem to make up my mind. But I bet I watch the sequel!


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