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West and Soda (1965)

A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys.

Director:

Bruno Bozzetto

Writers:

Bruno Bozzetto (screenplay), Attilio Giovannini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Nando Gazzolo Nando Gazzolo ... Johnny (voice)
Vittoria Febbi Vittoria Febbi ... Clementina (voice)
Carlo Romano ... Il Cattivissimo (voice)
Luigi Pavese Luigi Pavese ... Ursus (voice)
Willy Moser Willy Moser ... Smilzo (voice)
Lydia Simoneschi Lydia Simoneschi ... Esmeralda (voice) (as Lidia Simoneschi)
Ferruccio Amendola Ferruccio Amendola ... Il Cattivissimo's Horse (voice)
Anna Miserocchi Anna Miserocchi ... Additional Voice (voice)
Flaminia Jandolo Flaminia Jandolo ... Dolly (voice)
Gianfranco Bellini Gianfranco Bellini ... Additional Voice (voice)
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... Additional Voice (voice)
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A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys.

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Trivia

Bruno Bozzetto's first feature length film. See more »

Quotes

Ursus: Look who's back! Our beautiful cowboy dressed as a crow!
Johnny: Caw, caw.
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Connections

Featured in Kiss Kiss - Bang Bang (1966) See more »

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WEST AND SODA (Bruno Bozzetto, 1965) ***
2 January 2009 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

A Christmas-time staple on Italian TV for years and only the third animated feature to emanate from Italy (after 1949's THE SINGING PRINCESS and THE DYNAMITE BROTHERS). A delightful if patchy parody of the Western that is well-suited to the rough, stylized animation on display and featuring a handful of superbly realized and voiced characters – particularly the belatedly introduced laconic gunfighter hero Johnny and the land-grabbing chief villain Cattivissimo. Also on hand are damsel-in-distress Clementina, her alcoholic dog and talking cows, red-headed saloon gal Esmeralda, Cattivissimo's fat and lean henchmen (Ursus and Slim, respectively) and assorted marauding Indians. Set to a fine Western-styled score by Giampiero Boneschi, one of the film's highlights comes towards the midpoint (in a sequence drawn in silhouette) where the complex-ridden Johnny receives the mother of all beatings in his first visit to the saloon.


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Italian

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1 October 1965 (Italy) See more »

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