A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe
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|A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe|
Italian theatrical release poster by Renato Casaro
|Directed by||Damiano Damiani
|Produced by||Fulvio Morsella
|Screenplay by||Ernesto Gastaldi
|Story by||Ernesto Gastaldi
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Edited by||Nino Baragli|
Rialto Film Preben-Philipsen
|Distributed by||Titanus Distribuzione (Italy)|
The film has been released under various names including Trinity Rides Again, Nobody's The Greatest, and A Genius, Two Friends and an Idiot in order to capitalize on other previous and more-successful Spaghetti Westerns that starred Terence Hill, namely My Name Is Nobody and They Call Me Trinity and Trinity Is Still My Name.
Joe Thanks (Terence Hill) is a genius conman. He conducts various schemes with his two friends: Half-breed Steam Engine Bill (Robert Charlebois) and his girlfriend Lucy (Miou-Miou). Lucy loves both men, and they in turn both vie for her affection.
Joe formulates an extremely elaborate plan to steal $300,000 from Major Cabot (Patrick McGoohan), an Indian-hating cavalry man, and in doing so save the Indian land he is trying to steal. Every time the plan seems to be failing, Joe has another trick up his sleeve. The movie climaxes with a stagecoach chase and a gigantic explosion.
- Terence Hill as Joe Thanks / Nobody
- Miou-Miou as Lucy / Lilla
- Patrick McGoohan as Major Cabot / Harris
- Robert Charlebois as Steam Train Bill / Paul Lambet
- Klaus Kinski as Doc Foster
- Jean Martin as Colonel Pembroke
- Miriam Mahler as Colonel Pembroke's daughter
- Raimund Harmstorf as Sergeant Milton
- Benito Stefanelli as Mortimer
- Pietro Vida as Jerry / Jelly Roll
- Roy Bosier as Jeremy
- Frederick Ledebur as Don Felipe
- Renato Baldini as Sheriff
- Mario Brega as Krutscher
- Lina Franchi as Mary Gomez
- Mario Valgoi as Thomas
- Rik Battaglia as Captain
- Pietro Torrisi as Mortimer henchman
- Gerard Boucaron as Town idiot
- Elio Angelucci as Brothel man
- Furio Meniconi
- Clara Colissimo
- Fernando Cerulli
- Carla Casola
- Vittorio Fancfoni
- Armando Bottin
- Bonnie Miles
- "Un Genio, Due Compari, Un Pollo". The New York Times.
- Galbraith IV, Stuart (July 25, 2004). "Un genio, due compare, un pollo (A Genius, Two Partners, and a Dupe)". DVD Talk.
- D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.