Saturday, June 2, 2012


Lo chiamavano Tresette… giocava sempre col morto – Italian title
Lo chiamavano Tresette… - Italian title
O Retorno de Trick Dick – Brazilian title
Kiero Dick ja Lännen villi porukka – Finnish title
Ils l’appelaient ‘Tresette’… il jouait toujours aven le mort – French title
Kennst Du das Land, wo blaue Bohnen blüh'n? – German title
To onoma mou einai 3 eptaria – Greek title
Tricky Dicky – Vestens kjappis – Norwegian title
Lo llamaban ‘Tresette’… jugaba siempre con el muerte – Spanish title
Para mí el oro, para ti el plomo – Spanish title
Ingen blåser Tricky Dicky – Swedish title
Once Upon a Time in the West There was a Man Named Invincible – English title
For Me the Gold, For You the Lead – English title
They Called Him the Player With the Dead – English title
Tricky Dicky – English title
The Man Called Invincible – U.K. title

A 1973 Italian production [Lea Films (Rome)]
Producers: Vittorio Martino, Leo Ceverini
Director: Anthony Ascott (Giuliano Carnimeo)
Story: Tito Carpi (Fiorenzo Carpi)
Screenplay: Tito Carpi (Fiorenzo Carpi)
Cinematography: Stelvio Massi [Eastmancolor, CinemaScope]
Music: Bruno Nicolai
Running time: 88 minutes

Tresette/Tricky Dicky  - George Hilton (Jorge Acosta y Lara)
Sheriff Bambi – Cris Huerta (Crisanto Brieva)
Archibald McPherson/McPiedish – Umberto D’Orsi
Salvatore Pappalardo – Sal Borgese (Salvatore Borgese)
Miss Marelene – Evely Stewart (Ida Galli)
Aurelio Joe/Cotton Joe – Nello Pazzafini (Giovanni Pazzafini)
Monks – Sergio Smacchi, Franco Ukmar, Aldo Dell’Acqua (Arnaldo Dell’Acqua), Bruno Boschetti
Bill – Pietro Ceccarelli
Veleno/Poison/Twinkletoes – Tony Norton (Antonio Monselesan)
Mrs. Pappalardo – Rosalba Neri
Mayor Clarence Apple – Dante Cleri
Sheriff Pat Gray – Claudio Ruffini
Pokey – Goffred Unger
Jack – Furio Meniconi
Ilamo Orango/Mr. Orangutan – Fortunato Arena
Old lady – Carla Mancini
Mrs. Ferguson’s lover – Gino Pagnani (Luigi Fusconi)
Phyllis Jordan – Mauriec Polu
Speedy Finger member – Ottorino Poletini
Townsman – Aldo Cecconi
With: Veriano Genesi

Tresette, a man of peaceful disposition, constantly runs into his arch enemy Poison. Tresette drifts into the town of Bad Apple and must immediately get rid of three Sicilians who mistake him for the suitor of one of their wives. In collaboration with the false Sheriff Bambi, he agrees to carry a cargo of gold to Dallas. In the wagon of a traveling salesman they transport the gold and run into a series of ambushes by outlaw gangs. In Dallas they face the risk of being hanged because the gold is nothing but lead sprinkled with glitter. The duo escapes from jail, and disguise themselves as maharajah and his wife. They attend a masquerade ball organized by the banker Pearson, who has used the two as a decoy for the true destination of the gold. In fact, the precious metal is hidden in cakes and is being shipped to Mexico, but Tresette and Bambi after learning of the plan of the dishonest banker steal the gold.



  1. awesome review and a great movies as well just hope i can locate a DVD copy to add to my collection cheers Tom and thanks for sharing this gem

  2. Eric the best place to find SW copies are on e-bay or If you're not too concerned with quality you can pick up DVD-Rs of most of the Spaghetti westerns at pretty reasonable prices. Much like Terence Hill I like Hilton better in more dramatic westerns and not the comedies, but he's very enjoyable to watch so even if the films are filled with slapstick Hilton makes them watchable.