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A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (1975)

Un genio, due compari, un pollo (original title)
Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (story), Fulvio Morsella (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Joe Thanks
Miou-Miou ... Lucy (as Miou Miou)
Robert Charlebois ... Steam Engine Bill
Patrick McGoohan ... Major Cabot
Raimund Harmstorf ... Sergeant Milton
Piero Vida Piero Vida ... Jacky Roll
Rik Battaglia ... Captain (as Rick Battaglia)
Mario Valgoi Mario Valgoi ... Thomas Trader
Mario Brega ... Officer at Fort
Jean Martin ... Colonel Pembroke
Klaus Kinski ... Doc Foster
Miriam Mahler Miriam Mahler ... Pembroke's Daughter
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... La ruffiana
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Prostitute
Fernando Cerulli ... Her husband (as Ferdinando Cerulli)
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Storyline

Expert conman Joe Thanks teams up with half-breed Bill and naive Lucy to steal $300,000 from the Indian-hating Major Cabot. Their elaborate plan is full of disguises, double-crosses, and chases, but Joe always seems to know what he's doing. Written by lonamer

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 December 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL3,500,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scenes were directed by Sergio Leone. See more »

Goofs

When Major Cabot brings Bill and Lucy to the cell, they go through a room with flags which are supposed to be the state flags of the United States. If you watch closely you can see the flags of the European Union and of East Germany. See more »

Quotes

Doc Foster: [to Joe] In a few moments you'll be the deadest man that ever lived!
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Alternate Versions

Most DVD versions (including Paramount's German release) are missing the last shot of the opening scene directly before the credits as well as the final shot of Monument Valley. The credits roll over the shot of Monument Valley in the uncut version whereas the cut version shows the credits over a black screen. The Paramount DVD does however include a reference to a threesome that most other versions are missing. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from My Name Is Nobody (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Glory, Glory, Glory
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Sung by Catherine Howe
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Scrappy plot, but great intro and it does have Klaus Kinski in the cast
18 May 2010 | by karl-h-nygrenSee all my reviews

This should have been a great film, but after the superb intro (which I think is directed by Leone) the film pretty much falls out of your mind after seeing it.

Whith Leone involved, I did expect a great film and the intro did meet my expectations but the rest of the film is quite poor. I am a big fan of spaghetti westerns but this film falls because it is so messy. It is a ripoff from "My Name is Nobody" and "Trinity", with some more serious elements (such as the intro), paired together with a scrappy plot.

I am not a big fan of Terrence Hill and this movie did not make me change my mind about him. The character he plays in this movie is pretty much a copy of the one he played in "My Name is Nobody" except the fact that he did a good job in that movie. He is not bad, but his acting gets boring (maybe he was tired of playing the same role in every film?). Klaus Kinski is good as always. The film does look great though, and does not have that b-film feeling to it like so many other spaghetti westerns.

I don't hate this movie, but it did not meet my high expectations. Watching it without expectations, I can imagine that this flick works as great entertainment for the spaghetti western fan. And remember, the score by Morricone, the intro and the performance of Kinski are reasons alone to watch this movie.


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