Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo (A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot) (Nobody's the Greatest) (1975)

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An amiable con man sets out to land a big score from a man even less honorable than himself in this comic spaghetti western. Joe Thanks (Terence Hill) is a swindler and quick-draw artist who wanders into a dusty little town after literally falling out of a stagecoach while asleep. After besting card-sharp Doc Foster (Klaus Kinski) in a public shootout, Joe reconnects with his old friend Steam Engine Bill (Robert Charlebois), who is traveling with his beautiful but dizzy-headed girlfriend Lucy (Miou-Miou). Joe has learned that Major Cabot (Patrick McGoohan), an officer in the U.S. Cavalry, is escorting a $300,000 fortune that's been earmarked for Indian relief efforts; however, Cabot has no intention of actually delivering the cash, so Joe hatches a scheme to take it for himself. Bill, who bears a slight resemblance to Cabot, will pose as the officer and intercept the money, but when Bill and Lucy are found out and jailed, Joe must come to their rescue. While his name does not appear in the credits, Sergio Leone is said to have co-produced Un Genio, Due Compari, Un Pollo (aka A Genius, Two Partners, and a Dupe) and directed the pre-credit sequence, with Damiano Damiani helming the rest of the picture and receiving screen credit. In Germany, the film was released as Nobody ist der Grosste (aka Nobody is the Greatest) and marketed as an unofficial sequel to Il Mio Nome e Nessuno (aka My Name Is Nobody). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Western
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Cast

Terence Hill
as Joe Thanks
Miou-Miou
as Lucy
Robert Charlebois
as Locomotive Bill
Patrick McGoohan
as Maj. Cabot
Raimund Harmstorf
as Sergeant Milton
Klaus Kinski
as Doc Foster
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Critic Reviews for Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo (A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot) (Nobody's the Greatest)

All Critics (1)

it's not half bad, particularly given how threadbare the idea of even a slapstick Western had become by 1975.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo (A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot) (Nobody's the Greatest)

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I wasn't a huge fan of "My Name is Nobody", so this semi-psuedo-sequel that is in many ways inferior to THAT film probably wasn't going to impress me. The film was sometimes released as "Nobody's the Greatest", in order to tie it in closer to "My Name is Nobody". The opening scene was directed by Sergio Leone, but after seeing the finished product he had his name removed from the movie entirely. Terence Hill returns to play a character quite similar to "Nobody" from the previous film, whether or not he is the same is up for debate. I think these Spaghetti Western send-ups weren't terribly funny, which is a shame...but they were never gonna be as funny as "Blazing Saddles" had already been.

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck

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