Friday, July 11, 2014


I due sergenti del generale Custer – Italian title
Os Dois Sargentos do General Custer – Brazilian title
Herr Major, zwei Flaschen melden sich zur Stelle – German title
Die Zwei Sergeanten von General Custer – German title
Ta dyo atromita lagonika tou stratigou Custer – Greek title
Franco – Ciccio: 2 kothonia stin legeona tou stratigou Custer – Greek title
Dos vivales en Fuerte Álamo – Spanish title
Two Idiots at Fort Alamo – English title
The Two Sergeants of General Custer – English title
A 1965 Italian production [Fida Cinematografica (Rome), Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas (Barcelona)]
Producer: Mario Mariani
Director: Giorgio Simonelli
Story: Marcello Ciorciolini
Screenplay: Marcello Ciorciolini, Giorgio Simonelli, Amedeo Sollazzo
Cinematography: Isidoro Goldberger [Kodac color, Techniscope]
Music: A.F. Lavagnino (Angelo Francesco Lavagnino)
Running time: 97 minutes
Sergeant Franco La Pera/Lange – Franco Franchi (Francesco Benenato)
Sergeant Dicke/Ciccio La Pera – Ciccio Ingrassia (Francesco Ingrassia)
Beth/Betty ‘The Lynx’ Smith – Margaret Lee (Margaret Box)
Baby O’Connor – Moira Orfei (Miranda Orfei)
Sergeant Fidhouse – Fernando Sancho (Fernando Les)
Indians – Aroldo Tieri, Ugo Fangareggi
General Custer – Ernesto Calindri
Schultz – Nino Terzo
Spies – Enzo Andronico (Vincenzo Andronico), Rino Genovese, Riccardo Garrone
General Lee – Michele Malaspina (Michelangelo Malaspina)
Cochise – Franco Giacobini (Francesco Giacobini)
Mary – Dina Loy
Lieutenant Rudy Curtis – Juan Luis Gallardo (Juan Luis Galliardo)
Major Carter – Armando Curcio
Saloon patrons – Pasquale Basile, Osiride Pevarello
General MacLean – Tom Felleghy (Tamás Fellegi)
Northern Adjutant – Ignazio Spalla
Nervous Buffalo – Alfio Caltabiano
Sugar – Mimmo Poli (Domenico Poli)
Accordionist – Mirko Baiocchi
Party guest – Pupita Lea Scuderoni
With: Nino Fuscagni (Serafino Fuscagni), Gina Mascetti, Vittorio Duse, Antonio Cuenca, Daniel Martin, Anna Lina Alberti

During the Civil War, two Union soldiers of Sicilian origin, Franco and Ciccio, are imprisoned on charges of desertion. Condemned to certain death they are save by their utter stupidity: the Yankee army is in need of two complete idiots to be used in an espionage operation in the wake of two highly intelligent officers who will be studying them during the operation. A series of circumstances, however, leads Franco and Ciccio to be continuously exchanged for their highly intelligent companions; until they actually fall prey to the Apaches. Even in this circumstance the two bring to light all their stupidity and they succeed, however, in spite of everything, to halt the advance of the Confederates making themselves a great service to the army. Rewarded in the field and during the process of being decorated with honors, Franco and Ciccio do not pass up the opportunity to make their last display of nonsense.
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