Friday, November 8, 2013


Cipolla Colt – Italian title
Il cipollaro – Italian title
Zwiebel-Jack raumt auf – German title
El cibollero – Spanish title
Los locos del oro negro – Spanish title
Condusao em Paraiso City – Brazilian title
Vune Cibule – Czechoslovakian title
Itan zorikos kai ton elegan Kremmyda – Greek title
O cheiro das cebolas – Portuguese title
Bland krutrök och lökdoft – Swedish title
Cry Onion! – English title
The Smell of Onions – U.K. title
Spaghetti Western – U.S.A. title

A 1974 Italian, West German, Spanish co-production [Compagnia Cinematografica Champio
(Rome), TIT Filmproduktion (Munich), CIPI Cinematografica (Madrdi)]
Producers: Ronald A. Tash (Giancarlo Pettini), Carlo Ponti, Zev Braun
Director: Enzo G. Castellari (Enzo Girolami)
Story: Sergio Donati, Luciano Vincenzoni
Screenplay: Miguel de Echarri (Miguel Gamundi), Sergio Donati, Luciano Vincenzoni
Cinematography: Alejandro Ulloa [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
Running time: 100 minutes
Cipolla Colt/Jack ‘Onion’ Stark – Franco Nero (Francesco Sparanero)
Petrus Lamb – Martin Balsam
Henry ‘Jack’ Pulitzer – Sterling Hayden (Sterling Walter)
Jeff – Dick Butkus (Richard Butkus)
Sheriff – Leo Anchoriz (Leopardo Fustel)
Nerone ‘Stinky’ Foster – Romano Puppo
Mary Ann Pulitzer – Emma Cohen (Emmanuela Rahola)
Logan – Helmut Brasch (Helmut Braesch)
Zachary – Dan van Husen (Daniel van Husen)
Deputy Sheriff – Enzo G. Castellari (Enzo Girolami)
Caligola ‘Cal’ Foster – Duilio Cruciani
Ole/Oble/Monocle – Nazzareno Zamperla
Jack – Manuel Zarzo (Manolo Zarza)
Villain with sunglasses – David Warbeck (David Mitchell)
Buck – Massimo Vanni
Judd – Charly Bravo (Carlos Bravo)
Dutch – Fernando Castro
Zeke – Wal Davis (Waldemar Wohlfahrt)
Jim – Daniel Martin (José Martínez)
Foster – Antonio Pica (Antonio Serrano)
Oil Tanker – George Rigaud (Pedro Delissetche)
John – Alejandro de Encisco (José López)
Sam – Xan das Bolas (Tomás Peña)
Violet – Lucy Tiller (Lluch Tiller)
Mack – Leopold Francis
Owen – Vidal Molina (Mariano Molina)
With: Juan Antonio Rubio (Juan Garcia)
Stunts: Rocco Lerro, Massimo Vanni

A young farmer, Onion purchases the only still green and unused plot of ground left in Paradise City to grow onions. The rest of the territory has forcefully become the property of the oil company owned by Petrus Lamb. Just as he had removed the previous owner, Foster, who had refused to give him the land, Lamb now unleashes his minions against Onion, who, throughout all of Paradise City, can only count on the help of an old man a brave journalist and the two little children, Caligula and Nero, of the poor Foster.

YouTube trailer:


  1. One of the worst attempts at a comedy. PERIOD

  2. I can't argue with that. In the English dubbed version Nero is given a voice like Jimmy Stewart.