From The Spaghetti Western Database
- Runtime: 96 min
- Release Date: 25.8.1975
- Filming locations: Tabernas - Almeria
Also known as
Il Cipollaro (Italy) | Los Locos del oro negro (Spain) | Il Cibollero (Spain) | El Cibollero (Spain) | Cry, Onion! (U.S.A.) | Spaghetti Western (U.S.A.) | The Smell of Onion (U.K.) | Zwiebel-Jack räumt auf (Germany) | Bland krutrok och lökdoft (Sweden) | Vůně cibule (Czechoslovakia) | Confusão em Paraíso City (Brazil) | Itan zorikos kai ton elegan Kremmyda (Greece) | O Cheiro das Cebolas (Portugal) | オニオン流れ者 Onion nagaremono (Japan)
Cast and crew
- Cast: Franco Nero (Jack 'Onion' Stark), Sterling Hayden (Henry 'Jack' Pulitzer), Martin Balsam (Petrus Lamb), Emma Cohen (Mary Ann Pulitzer), Leo Anchóriz (sheriff), Romano Puppo ('Stinky'), Nazzareno Zamperla (Oblo/Monocle), Massimo Vanni (Buck, blond henchman), Helmut Brasch (Judge Logan), Duilio Cruciani (Caligola 'Cal' Foster), Fernando Castro (Dutch Foster), Wal Davis (Zeke), Dan van Husen (Zachary, deputy), Dick Butkus (Jeff), Daniel Martín (Jim), Manuel Zarzo (Jack), David Warbeck (villain with sunglasses), Charly Bravo (Judd), Antonio Pica (Hal Foster), George Rigaud (Oil Tanker), Alejandro de Encisco (John), Xan Das Bolas (Sam, crippled merchant), Lucy Tiller (Violet), Leopold Francis (Mack), Vidal Molina (Owen), Agustín Bescos (Super Oil board member), Juan Antonio Rubio, Enzo G. Castellari (deputy sheriff)
- Story: Sergio Donati, Luciano Vincenzoni
- Screenplay: Miguel De Echarri, Sergio Donati, Luciano Vincenzoni
- Cinematography: Alejandro Ulloa [Technicolor, Panoramico 1,66:1]
- Music: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
- Producer: Carlo Ponti, Ronald A. Tash, Zev Braun
Onion Jack (Franco Nero) has bought a piece of land on which to settle, but the property is still in possession of the orphans of the original owner and is coveted by the local oil baron.
Comedy about an onion farmer (F. Nero) who has to defend his onion fields against a greedy oil company. Not as bad as many say, but despite a few nice slapstick scenes it's often too silly not to be called awful. More boring than funny. In the end it's a film with a speaking horse, and maybe we won't like to see a curly haired Franco Nero having conversations with his horse.