Saturday, July 25, 2009


Sentivano… uno strano, eccitante, pericoloso puzzo di dollari – Italian title
Ils sentaient une etrange, excitante, dangereuse odeur de dollars… – French title
Der Barmherzige mit den schnellen Fausten – German title
Sentian… un extrano, excitante, peligroso olor de dolares – Spanish title
Bronco Kid går på en blåsning – Swedish title
And They Smelled the Strange, Exciting, Dangerous Scent of Dollars – English title
Charity and the Strange Smell of Money – U.K. title
Behold the Strange, Stimulating Smell of Dollars – English title

A 1973 Italian production [Samy Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Enzo Boetani, Giuseppe Collura
Director: Italo Alfaro
Story: Piero Regnoli
Screenplay: Piero Regnoli
Cinematography: Sandro Mancori (Alessandro Mancori) [Eastmancolor, Techniscope]
Music: Gianni Meccia (Giovanni Meccia), Bruno Zambrini
Running time: 95 minutes

Story: The arrival of an outlaw and a bounty hunter in the town of Gila Bend disrupts the robbery of a gold shipment by the local banker.

Bronco Kid - Piero Vida (Pietro Vida)
Butch “Charity” Jenkins - Robert Malcolm
Al Costello - Luigi Montini
Maria Costello - Rosalba Neri
Ramirez - Salvatore Puntillo
Reverend Higgins – Peter Landers (Piero Scheggi)
Cowboys - Amerigo Castrichella, Rocco Lerro
Ramirez henchman - Renzo Pevarello
Mexican bandits - Ottorino Polentini, Caludio Ruffini, Franco Ukmar, Riccardo Petrazzi
Lumberman - Pietro Torisi
with; Luigi Meccia, Spartaco Conversi, Jean Claudio (Claude Martin), Dante Maggio, Nando Cerulli (Fernando Cerulli), Gildo Di Marco, G. Corradi

Bounty Hunter Bud ‘Charity’Jenkins is hired by the Government to protect a shipment of one million dollars meant for railroad construction. But town boss/bank owner Mr. Costello has a scheme to pocket the money for himself. Meanwhile, a wanted man posing as a Reverend (with a talking parrot named George Washington!) shows up in town, as does Mr. Costello's prim and proper sister Maria (Rosalba Neri). Needless to say, this complicates everyone's plans a little more. Another comedy western with a talking parrot, need I say more?


  1. I love the english titles to this film putting that in the Marquee

  2. As a rule of thumb the longer the title the later it appeared in the genre.