|DEAF SMITH & JOHNNY EARS (LOS AMIGOS) (director/writer: Paolo Cavara; screenwriters: Oscar Saul/Harry Essex/Lucia Brudi/Augusto Finocchi; cinematographer: Toninio Delli Colli; editor: Mario Morra; music: Daniele Patucchi; cast: Anthony Quinn (Erastus "Deaf" Smith), Franco Nero (Johnny Ears ), Pamela Tiffen (Susie the hooker), Ira von Fürstenberg (Hester McDonald Morton), Franco Graziosi (General Morton), Francesca Benedetti (Ms. Porter, madame), Adolfo Lastretti (Williams), Antonino Faà di Bruno (The Senator); Runtime: 91; MPAA Rating: PG; producers: Joseph Janni/Luciano Perugia; MGM; 1973)|
|"It plays out
as a listless spaghetti western."
by Dennis Schwartz
unbearably dull buddy western with fictionalized
historical references. It's awkwardly directly by
Paolo Cavara ("Mondo Cane"/"Women of the
World"/"Black Belly of the Tarantula") and written
like mush by Cavara, Oscar Saul, Harry
Essex, Lucia Brudi and Augusto
Finocchi. The comedy is forced, the story is
absurd and the action comes too late in the third act.
It plays out as a listless spaghetti western.
Pamela Tiffen woodenly plays a brothel whore, who runs away with Nero.
REVIEWED ON 4/23/2015 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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