My Name Is Nobody (1973)

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    • My Name Is Nobody (1973)

      Il mio nome è Nessuno (original title)


      Information by IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Jack Beauregard, once the greatest gunslinger of the Old West, only wants to move to Europe and retire in peace. But a young gunfighter, known only as "Nobody", idolizes him and wants to see him go out in a blaze of glory. He arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known as The Wild Bunch and earn his place in history.
      Written by lonamer

      Full Cast
      Terence Hill ... Nessuno / Nobody
      Henry Fonda ... Jack Beauregard
      Jean Martin ... Sullivan
      R.G. Armstrong ... Honest John (as R.K. Armstrong)
      Karl Braun ... Jim
      Leo Gordon ... Red
      Steve Kanaly ... False barber
      Geoffrey Lewis ... Leader of the Wild Bunch
      Neil Summers ... Squirrel
      Piero Lulli ... Sheriff
      Mario Brega ... Pedro
      Marc Mazza ... Don John (as Mark Mazza)
      Benito Stefanelli ... Porteley
      Alexander Allerson ... Rex
      Rainer Peets ... Big Gun (as Remus Peets)
      Antoine Saint-John ... Scape (as Antoine Saint John)
      Franco Angrisano ... Ferroviere
      Tommy Polgár ... Juan
      Antonio Palombi
      Hubert Mittendorf ... Carnival barker (as Humbert Mittendorf)
      Emil Feist ... Dwarf
      Carla Mancini ... Mother
      Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Official (as Antonio Luigi Guerra)
      Angelo Novi ... Bartender
      Ullrich Müller ... Man
      Claus Schmidt ... Man
      Stocker Fontelieu ... Longshoreman (uncredited)
      Jackson D. Kane ... Gunfighter outside barber shop (uncredited)
      Maurice Kowalewski ... New Orleans street photographer (uncredited)
      Larry Melton ... Gunman milking cow (uncredited)
      Antonio Molino Rojo ... U.S. Army Officer (uncredited)
      Renato Pinciroli ... Hotel Owner (uncredited)

      Production Companies
      Rafran Cinematografica
      Les Films Jacques Leitienne
      Imp.Ex.Ci. (as La Société Imp.Ex.Ci)
      Alcinter (as La Société Alcinter)
      Rialto Film Preben-Philipsen

      Writing Credits
      Sergio Leone (idea)
      Fulvio Morsella (story) and
      Ernesto Gastaldi (story) (screenplay)

      Original Music
      Ennio Morricone

      Giuseppe Ruzzolini

      Composer Ennio Morricone spoofs his own earlier Sergio Leone-helmed "Man with No Name" film scores with an over-the-top soundtrack, including shrill choral voices and a warbling whistle interwoven with a tinny recurring passage from Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries". Also the soundtrack reuses part of "Frank"'s theme from Once Upon a Time in the West for the shootout sequence.

      This was Henry Fonda's last western.

      While walking through Boot Hill, Hill points out to Fonda that one of the names on a gravestone is Sam Peckinpah. That same year, Clint Eastwood, in High Plains Drifter, had a Boot Hill scene that included Sergio Leone's tombstone, as well as a number of others.

      German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc.

      There is a modern fire hydrant on New Orleans sidewalk.

      As Nobody and Jack face off in the New Orleans street - a window air-conditioner (draped with canvas) and what appears to be an electric window fan can be seen on the side of the "Hotel" in the background.

      The steamboat "President" in the background near the end was built in 1924 and then known as "Cincinnati". She was not given her name until 1934, while the events in the movie take place in 1899.

      When Nobody is trying to hit the fish with a stick in the water, the position of his arms change between the close ups, and the far away shots.

      When Jack Beauregard and Nobody have their first street showdown, the sunlight and shadows clearly indicate late afternoon. Then Jack looks out in the distance and sees the Wild Bunch riders, who then ride into town. Now suddenly the sun and shadows indicate late morning or mid-day.

      When Nobody takes off with the train, the last car is a caboose. Yet just a while later when the train comes to the aid of Jack Beauregard, there is a flat-car attached behind the caboose.

      Opening Scene. In the barbershop when the would-be bushwacker has lifted the shaving cream brush out of the shaving cream cup and rotates it to stuff it into the barber's mouth, it is clean and dry. As he then lifts it to the barber's mouth and actually stuffs it in there is shaving cream all over it and subsequently, all over the barber's mouth once it's inserted.

      Factual errors
      The locomotive is shown to be a coal-burning type, but has a "diamond" stack of the type used on wood-burning locomotives to trap embers and sparks.

      The photographer is shown using flash powder to illuminate the gunfight; since the shootout takes place in bright daylight, this is unnecessary, and wouldn't give enough light to be useful at the distance shown anyway.

      On some prints, usually the print shown on cable television, R.G. Armstrong is mistakenly listed in opening credits as "R.K. Armstrong."

      Revealing mistakes
      The "gold" bars being loaded into the train are obviously fake slugs of undetermined material. You can clearly see the brush strokes of the gold paint that was used to create the illusion of a gold bar.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      905 and 915 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
      (the final showdown)
      Acoma Pueblo, Acoma, New Mexico, USA
      Colorado, USA
      La Calahorra, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
      (railway scenes)
      Mogollon, New Mexico, USA
      New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
      White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

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      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- My Name Is Nobody (1973)

      My Name is Nobody (Italian: Il mio nome è Nessuno, also known as Lonesome Gun)
      is a 1973 Spaghetti Western comedy film.
      The film was directed by Tonino Valerii and, in some scenes, by Sergio Leone.
      It was written by Leone, Fulvio Morsella and Ernesto Gastaldi.
      Leone was also the uncredited executive producer.
      The cast includes Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, and Jean Martin.

      The title of the movie coincides with the reply Odysseus gave to Cyclops
      when he was asked his name.

      User Review
      The Good, the Bad and the Good looking
      1 March 2005 | by viperpaolo (United States)

      Great movie. From an idea of Sergio Leone, the guy from the good, bad and ugly trilogy. Terence hill is awesome. Fonda is himself. truly a great movie, in the best of the A-class spaghetti western tradition. Recommend for lovers of bud Spencer and Terence hill, but even more for lovers of Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone. the soundtrack is also fantastic. I found brilliant the way the director combined the lightheartedness of Hill and the stare-down gunfight angle of traditional Eastwood westerns. Also look for they called him trinity and sequel, also great movie, and those include bud Spencer. The movie is actually filmed in New Mexico, Acoma and surroundings, so the scenery is also fantastic. The original language is English, even though most of the cast is Italian, and both the Italian and English version are great. However, in the best spaghetti tradition I believe the Italian might capture some fine details better than the original. Ultimately I believe Terence Hill could have become a famous star of the caliber of Eastwood had he pursued that path instead of continuing the career as Bud Spencer's partner in crime.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- My Name Is Nobody (1973)

      I never cared for Terence Hill myself, and I guess he never did catch on in the US. I watched, and enjoyed this solely for Fonda.