My Name Is Nobody (1973)

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  • MY NAME IS NOBODY
    Il mio nome è Nessuno (original title)


    DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY TONY VALERI/ SERGIO LEONE
    PRODUCED BY CLAUDIO MANCINI/ FULVIO MORSELLA
    UNIVERSAL PICTURES



    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


    Cinematography
    Giuseppe Ruzzolini


    Trivia
    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.


    Goofs
    Anachronisms
    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.


    Continuity
    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.


    Miscellaneous
    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
    Spain
    White Sands National Monument, Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA


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    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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

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    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
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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.