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The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians (1978)

Profetul, aurul si Ardelenii (original title)
Two peasants from Transylvania go to America in order to meet their brother who had left Romania ten years earlier. They meet a prophet in the American state of Utah and eventually help the... See full summary »

Directors:

Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu (uncredited)

Writer:

Titus Popovici
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilarion Ciobanu Ilarion Ciobanu ... Traian Brad
Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan ... Johnny Brad
Mircea Diaconu ... Romulus Brad
Victor Rebengiuc ... Ezekiel Waltrobe (The Prophet)
Vasile Nitulescu Vasile Nitulescu ... Judge Dolittle
Gheorghe Visu ... Marshall Joshua Waltrobe
Zoltán Vadász Zoltán Vadász
Olga Tudorache Olga Tudorache ... Sarah Waltrobe
Clody Bertola Clody Bertola ... (as Clodi Bertola)
Mariana Mihut Mariana Mihut ... One of the prophet's wives
Carmen Galin Carmen Galin ... Rebecca Waltrobe
Ioana Ciomârtan Ioana Ciomârtan
Andrei Codarcea Andrei Codarcea
Constantin Sassu Constantin Sassu
Dorin Dron Dorin Dron
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Storyline

Two peasants from Transylvania go to America in order to meet their brother who had left Romania ten years earlier. They meet a prophet in the American state of Utah and eventually help the cause of justice in the villages where the prophet proves to be a dictator and exploiter of the coal miners over there. Written by Marian Radulescu <pgardiner@easynet.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

Romania | Czechoslovakia

Language:

Romanian | English

Release Date:

12 February 1978 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Goofs

The brothers present themselves as coming from Romania, but Transilvania at the time was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. See more »

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Followed by Pruncul, petrolul si Ardelenii (1981) See more »

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If you don't speak English you might swallow it...
15 February 2016 | by nandreionoriuSee all my reviews

Spaghetti western á la roumaine. First part of Dan Pița's "Transylvanians" Eastern trilogy followed by Artista, dolarii si Ardelenii (1978) and Pruncul, petrolul si Ardelenii (1981), it contains all the ingredients of the genre. The story is credible, the acting decent with Mircea Diaconu's and Ilarion Ciobanu's highlights yet directing is average. The props where brought from the GDR and Czechoslovakia and the production costs mounted up to 100.000 dollars. Communist censorship delayed the filming several years. Where this film flaws is the atmosphere that lacks authenticity. I wish they would re-dub this movie.


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