Sunday, May 16, 2010

THE CRAZY ADVENTURES OF LEN AND COBY

Carambola filotto…tutti in buca – Italian title
Su nombre es Fantasma Santo – Argentinean title
Vier vuisten op een schietend scheurijzer – Dutch title
Lännen voimakaksikko – Finnish title
Mon nom est Trinita – French title
Vier Fäuste und ein heißer Ofen – German title
Oloi tous itan iroes tou Trinita – Greek title
Los llamaban los hermanos de Trinidad – Spanish title
Slå'n på käften – Swedish title
Trinity and Carambola – English title
Carambola’s Philosophy… All in the Pocket – U.K. title
Carambola’s Philosophy: In the Right Pocket – English title
The Crazy Adventures of Len and Coby – U.S.A. title

A 1974 Italian production [BRC, Aetos (Rome)]
Producer: Armando Todaro
Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Story: Nico Ducci, Mino Roli
Screenplay: Ferdinando Baldi, Nico Ducci, Mino Roli (Emminio Pontiroli)
Cinematography: Aiace Parolin [Technicolor, Cinemascope]
Music: Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera (Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, Vincenzo Tempera)
Songs: “Coby and Len”, “Sky’s Motor Bike” sung by Dream Bags (Franco Bixio, Fabio
Frizzi, Vincenzo Tempera)
Running time: 100 minutes

Cast:
Coby/Toby - Michael Coby (Antonio Cantafora)
Clem/Len Butch - Paul Smith (Anan Edel)
Jim Ballermann/El Supremo - Glauco Onorato
sheriff - Pino Ferrara (Giuseppe Ferrara)
colonel - Piero Lulli (Giusva Lulli)
Miss Peabody - Gabriela Andreini (Gabriella Baistrocchi)
Gonzales - Ray O’Connor (Renato Capitani)
Jones - Enzo Monteduro (Vincenzo Monteduro)
Ward - Emilio Messina
deputy sheriff - Benjamin Levy
saloon owner - Rod Licari (Rodolfo Licari)
Ward henchman - Gianlorenzo Bernini
pool player - Giovanni Pazzafini
photographer - Osiride Pevarello
man holding ladder - Marcello Verziera
racketeers - Bruno Arié, Lorenzo Fineschi, Roberto Messina
bandits - Franco Moruzzi, Augsto Funari, Renzo Pevarello Gilberto Galimberti, Vincenzo Maggio, Sergio Testori, Aldo Dell'Acqua, Sergio Mioni
soldier - Omero Capanna


During the last days of the Civil War motorcycles are introduced as fighting machines. Two drifters, Len and Coby, on the run and being pursued by a sheriff, steal an army motorcycle and a side car equipped with a machine gun. This contraption is also desired by criminals Ward and El Supremo. The Army recovers the motorcycle and imprisons Coby. Len disguises himself as an army officer and helps Coby escape and they steal the motorcycle once again. The duo is pursued by the army along with a sheriff, Ward, El Supremo and a crazy spinster named Miss Peabody. This 'Trinity' rip-off stars look-a-likes Michael Coby (Antonio Cantafora) and Paul Smith.

5 comments:

  1. French title is "Mon nom est Trinita", and only this one.
    "Si ce n'est toi, c'est donc ton frère" is the French title of the first Carambola movie (costarring Horst Frank).
    Breccio

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  2. In Germany, the Carambola films were heavily "disguised" as Trinity tie-ins. The poster art was made to resemble that of the Trinity films and sometimes included the names of Trinity films and characters on them. Scam-o-rama !

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  3. Hello,
    I am looking for one of first movies of the Duo, ..... .
    I do not remember the name but remember the scenes. The name of the movie may probably be "Providence" not sure.....


    In one scene, in the start of the movie,Coby who has never had an bath, gets into the pond & all the fish pop up dead......

    In another scene, a Bar fight erupts or there is someone after the Duo... & for a quick getaway, Coby jumps onto the horse from the upper balcony , & the horse sinks into the ground......

    In the finale, the Bells of the Church or Monastery are ringing,& they decide to leave the money or gold they have found to the church or orphanage etc.... & saying the final words "It is Providence".

    Please let me know the name of the movie.

    I have seen this movie when I was a kid , but do not remember the name of it ..... Pls. let me know if you have any details.

    My mail id is :jaroz@rediffmail.com

    Best regards,
    Jason.

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  4. Have watched this movie somewhere 1979, and it's by far the funniest ever!

    Johnson, Accra - Ghana

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