Tuesday, March 31, 2009

AN ANIMAL CALLED MAN

Un animale chiamato uomo – Italian title
Bill oc John vaelter byen – Danish title
Bill & John - Lännenveijarit vauhdissa - Finnish title
Cei homme est un animal – French title
Les 2 pistoleros de Sylver City – French title
Violence dans la valle – French title
Enas Satanas pou ton legane anthropo – Greek title
El cadaver nuestro de cada dia – Spanish title
Bill & John – westerns storsta oljud – Swedish title
Dom kallar mig odjuret - Swedish title
El cadaver nuestra de cada dia – Venzuelan title
An Animal Called Man – English title

A 1972 Italian production [Lattes Cinematografica, Virginia Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Mano Vincenzo (Romano Vincenzo)
Director: Roberto Mauri
Story: Roberto Mauri
Screenplay: Roberto Mauri
Cinematography: Luigi Ciccarese [Eastmancolor]
Music: Carlo Savina
Running time: 102 minutes

Cast:
Bill “Manolesta” Matson - Vassili Karis (Vassilli Karamesinis)
Dr. Yvette - Lillian Bray (Gillian Bray)
Mark Forester/Foster - Craig Hill (Craig Fowler)
Johnny “Lingua Veloce” Matson - Omero Capanna
Sheriff - Paolo Magalotti
Joe - Gilberto Galimberti
Blond brawler - Roberto dell’Acqua
With: Sergio Serafin (Sergio Serafini), Carla Mancini, Giuseppe Carbone, Aristide Caporale


This comedy western is one of the worst of the genre, which is really saying something. It’s another Trinity rip-off, where two drifters Bill and Johnny, arrive in the town of Silver City, which is run by Mark Forrester and his gangsters. Our heroes try and compete with Forrester and Bill even beats him in a shooting contest, winning $500 and the admiration of Yvette, a doctor from Paris. Bill and Johnny then pose as tax collectors and try and con the townspeople out of their hard earned money. They end up getting rid of Forrester and his gang and are given a huge reward by the town but being the con-men they are they decide to move on with Yvette. This film is so bad that Craig Hill left in the middle of it so Mauri cover’s it up by having the screenplay make that he was assassinated. You’ll also want to stop watching and leave this mess about 15 minutes into the film.


Trailer link: http://www.listal.com/video/5779451

5 comments:

  1. At least it's the only film Omero Capanna got a main role in...

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  2. Yes, sir. This one is fairly atrocious.
    For me, most of the really bad Spaghetti Westerns were from the latter comedic examples of the genre---and this one happens to be the pinnacle of those bad examples.
    Don't get me wrong, though..I actually like a few of the comedies, like the two Trinity films, MY NAME IS NOBODY, HIS NAME WAS HOLY GHOST, and the HALLELUJAH films with Hilton.
    But, almost all the others are bad to incredibly awful.
    AN ANIMAL CALLED MAN is one of the incredibly awful.

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  3. I tried to watch this once. I didn't know a video cassette machine could throw up.

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  4. Just a small correction: "Bill oc John vaelter byen" is not the film's Finnish title, but Danish. Correct Finnish (video) title is "Bill & John - Lännenveijarit vauhdissa."

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  5. You know when they sometimes say a movie is so bad it's good....well, this movie is so bad its horrible!!!!

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