Wednesday, March 30, 2011

THE GENIUS


Un genio, due compari, un pollo - Italian title
Un génie, deux associés, une cloche - French title
Nobody is der Größte - German title
Nobody er den storste - Danish title
Jeg hedder stadig Nobody - Danish title
Nobody on nerokkain - Finnish title
Enas exypnos, dyo synetairoi ki ena koroido - Greek title
O exypnakias - Greek title
Senki, a legnaguobb - Hungarian title
Egy zseni, két haver, egy balek - Hungarian title
Mitt naven en dorsatt nobody - Norwegian title
Chamavam-lhe Génio - Portuguese title
Nobody in indijanci - Slovenia title
Un genio, dos compadres, un pollo - Spanish title
El genio - Spanish title
Ett geni, två polare och en höna - Swedish title
Mitt namn är fortfarande Nobody - Swedish title
Ingen ar som Nobody - Swedish title
Et Geni, tua polare och ben hona - ? title
A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe - English title
A Genius, Two Friends and an Idiot - English title
Nobody’s the Greatest - English title
Nobody’s Perfect - English title
Trinity is Back Again - English title
The Genius - English title

A 1975 Italian, French, West German co-production [Rafran Cinematografica (Rome), AMLF (Paris), Rialto Film Preben-Philipsen (Berlin)]
Producers: Fulvio Morsella, Claudio Mancini, PrebenPhilipsen
Director: Damiano Damiani, Sergio Leone
Story: Ernesto Gastaldi, Fulvio Morsella
Screenplay: Damiano Damiani, Fulvio Morsella, Ernesto Gastaldi
Cinematography: Giuseppe Ruzzolini [Technicolor, CinemaScope]
Music: Ennio Morricone
Song: “Glory, glory, glory” sung by Catherine Howe
Running time: 126 minutes

Cast:
Joe Thanks - Terence Hill (Mario Girotti)
Lucy/Lilla - Miou-Miou (Sulvette Hery)
Locomotive/Steamengine Bill/Paul Lambert - Robert Charlebois
Major Cabot/Harris - Patrick McGoohan
Doc Foster - Klaus Kinski (Nikolaus Nakaszynski)
Colonel Pembroke - Jean Martin
Colonel Pembroke’s daughter - Miriam Mahler
Sergeant Milton - Raimund Harmstorf
sergeant - Deogratias Huerta
Mortimer - Bento Stefanelli
Jerry/Jacky/Jelly Roll - Piero Vida (Pietro Vida)
Jeremy - Roy Bosier
Don Felipe - Frederick Ledebur (Count Ledebur-Wicheln)
sheriff - Renato Baldini
Krutscher - Mario Brega
Mary Gomez - Bonny Miles (Lina Franchi)
Thomas Trader - Mario Valgoi
captain - Rik Battaglia (Caterino Battaglia)
Mortimer henchman - Pietro Torrisi
town idiot - Gérard Boucaron
brothel man - Elio Angelucci
la rufiana - Clara Colissimo
husband - Fernando Cerulli
poker player - Karl Braun
jail guard - Vittorio Fanfoni
with: Furio Meniconi, Carla Cassola, Vittorio Fanfoni, Armando Bottin, Bonnie Miles, Valerio Ruggeri, Edmondo Tieghi


Joe Thanks, a clever crook and con-man, convinces his two sidekicks, the half-breed Locomotive Bill and his friend Lucy, to help in organizing a fraud against the Major Cabot, for getting three hundred thousand U.S. dollars, meant as payment to the local Indian tribe. The plan, somewhat tortuous, provides first of all, gaining entrance to the fort where the payment is kept, Bill will be dressed and disguised as a colonel. The twist is the Major has decided to rip off the Indians by keeping the payment in exchange for good grazing land, and an alleged gold mine. The money is loaded on a coach which give Joe Thanks the opportunity to steal it. Despite some complications, Joe succeeds with his usual skill and the money finally rests in his hands, but he has also conned his friends as was it his intention all along to give the money to the Indians. They are all resigned to the outcome and the conclusion. For their efforts, Locomotive Bill decides to start a new life with Lucy and to live with the Indians.

YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1NNzo8ehZg

5 comments:

  1. Biltmore: Bonnie Miles and Lina Franchi are the same person.

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  2. Biltmore: Trader is speld wrong. Graf just means Count.

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  3. Biltmore: D. Huerta is listed twice.

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  4. Biltmore Fanfoni is the Jail guard.

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