Ben and Charlie

1972

Comedy / Western

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IMDb Rating 6.3 10 439

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109 min
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Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10 / 10

Likable western comedy with a pair of scoundrels

BEN AND CHARLIE is a spaghetti western in the Terence Hill/Bud Spencer mould, although with slightly more plot and less action hijinks than the films of those two popular stars. This one has an excellent central pairing in the form of Giuliano Gemma and George Eastman. Gemma is the Hill character, carefree and charming, while Eastman is the hulking, bearded brute. The actors genuinely seem to enjoy working together and that enjoyment rubs off on the viewer. The film features the two guys hating on each other at the outset, although twists of fate keep seeing them brought back together again. There's some gambling, some would-be execution scenes, and even one or two bank robberies added to the fast-moving plot. A big shoot-out in the ruins of an old fort is very well directed and reminiscent of Leone at his best. There's only one bar-room brawl but a very good one it is too. Giacomo Rossi-Stuart plays a Pinkerton agent on the trail of our two ne'er-do-well heroes and Luciano Catenacci is delightful as the bald-headed bad guy.

Reviewed by ma-cortes 7 / 10 / 10

Acceptable and amusing spaghetti western with two genre stars Giuliano Gemma and George Eastman

This entertaining engaging movie is crammed with fist-fights, kicks , punches , overwhelming stunt work and lots of humor . Gemma and Eastman or luigi Montefiore are pretty good as two army men robbing and taking on a bunch of bandits and both of whom make their own stunts , as usual .It deals with Ben : Gemma who is freed from prison after spending some years. His colleague Charlie: George Eastman or Luigi Montefiori is waiting out of jail. Then they undertake several adventures, heists , stagecoach assaults and dangers. While they are fighting and hating each other. The duo being relentlessly pursued by a nasty sheriff : Aldo Sambrell and a detective of the famous Pinkerton Agency : Giacomo Rossi Stuart or Jack Stuart. Along the way Ben falls in love for a beautiful woman : Marisa Mell. At the ending takes place , at the downtown, a thrilling duel in Spaghetti style and under splendid musical score background . This Ravioli has noisy action , shootouts, fights and saloon brawls in Terence Hill/Bud Spencer style. It is an entertaining and funny Pasta Western with the attractive actors Gemma and Eastman forming an odd as well as fun couple. Lightingly paced and with a really disconcerting storyline that results to be absurd at times, but frenetic fights and gunplay sequences make up for it . This release has some cool and hilarious moments ; however, the Terence Hill and Bud Spencer movies are much better. The picture displays lots of laughters , tongue in cheek, jokes , slapstick and cold killings , too . In the picture appears ordinary genre support actors as Spanish players : Aldo Sambrell, Roberto Camardiel, Jesus Guzman, Jorge Rigaud ,Antonio Casas, Francisco Sanz , Cris Huerta , Luis Induni ; as Italian people such as : Nello Pazzafini, Ken Wood or Giovanni Cianfriglia , Tom Felleghy and Franco Fantasia ; most of them playing brief appearances. Nice cinematography filmed on location El Lacio, Gelato and Spain : Poblado Tabernas, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain. Very good musical score by Gianni Ferrio in Ennio Morricone style and full of catching sounds and haunting songs . The motion picture originally written by Sergio Donati and George Eastman himself was decently made by Michele Lupo who directed various Bud Spencer vehicles as Bulldozer, El Supersheriff, Dos granujas en el oeste, Supersheriff and the little extraterrestrial. Lupo directed to Gemma , his fetish actor , in various movies as Master Touch with Kirk Douglas, Stay Away with Amidou, Arizona Colt with Fernando Sancho and the best: California with William Berger, Romano Puppo, and Miguel Bose .The motion picture will appeal to Spaghetti western aficionados and Giuliano Gemma fans

Reviewed by Red-Barracuda 7 / 10 / 10

One of the few successful Italian comedy-westerns

Generally speaking the comedy spaghetti westerns of the 70's are not usually very good at all. So, this one was a bit of a surprise. Giuliano Gemma and George Eastman have great chemistry as a couple of small time crooks who are a disaster together but wind up as a constant hapless duo. The mix of comedy with typical spaghetti western action was balanced just right, and I did find myself actually chuckling a few times. Look out too for a cameo appearance from the delectable Marisa Mell as a woman from Gemma's past.

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