Genio, due compari, un pollo, Un

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Un genio, due compari, un pollo (Italy · France · West Germany 1975 / Director: Damiano Damiani)

Also known as

A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (USA) | Nobody ist der Größte (Germany) | The Genius (Australia) | Mitt namn är fortfarande Nobody (Sweden) | Ingen är som Nobody (Sweden) | Nobody on nerokkain (Finland) | Un génie, deux associés, une cloche (France) | Un genio, dos compadres, un pollo (Spain) | El genio (Spain) | Intikam Gunu (Turkey) | Nobody i indijanci (Yugoslavia) | Chytrák a dva společníci (Czech Republic) | Trinity E Seus Companheiros (Brazil) | 무숙자 2 (South Korea) | A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot | Trinity Is Back Again | Nobody's the Greatest | Et Geni, tua polare ochy ben hona
A Genius Two Partners and a Dupe movie poster


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 an officer in the U.S. Cavalry, is escorting a $300,000 fortune that's been earmarked for Indian relief efforts; however, the commanding officer of the local fort, Major Cabot (Patrick McGoohan) has no intention of actually delivering the cash, so Joe hatches a scheme to take it for himself.


  • Cast (Italian): Terence Hill (Joe Thanks), Miou-Miou (Lucy), Robert Charlebois (Steam Engine Bill), Patrick McGoohan (Major Cabot), Raimund Harmstorf (Sergeant Milton), Piero Vida (Jelly Roll), Gerard Boucaron (village idiot), Rik Battaglia [as Rick Battaglia] (Captain), Mario Valgoi (Thomas Trader), Mario Brega (coach driver), Jean Martin (Colonel Pembroke), Klaus Kinski (Doc Foster), Miriam Mahler (Pembroke's daughter), Clara Colosimo (madam), Carla Cassola (parading bordello girl), Vittorio Fanfoni (duped guard), Furio Meniconi (stage driver who pulls Joe out into the street), Renato Baldini (sheriff in saloon), Pietro Torrisi (Mortimer henchman), Armando Bottin, Valerio Ruggeri, Friedrich von Ledebur (Don Felipe, the priest)
  • Uncredited actors: Ferdinando Cerulli (the madam's husband), Benito Stefanelli (Mortimer), Karl Braun (poker player), Desmond Thompson (sheriff), Lina Franchi (Mary Gomez, prostitute), Tommaso Palladino (brothel customer), Aristide Caporale (brothel customer), Bruno Di Luia (soldier), Antonio Ponciano (soldier), Roy Bosier (Jeremy ?)
  • Director: Damiano Damiani
  • Story: Ernesto Gastaldi, Fulvio Morsella, Sergio Leone (idea)
  • Screenplay: Damiano Damiani, Fulvio Morsella, Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Cinematography: Giuseppe Ruzzolini [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Ennio Morricone
  • Song: "Glory, Glory, Glory" sung by Catherine Howe
  • Producers: Fulvio Morsella, Caludio Mancini, (and Sergio Leone)
  • Maestro d'armi: Benito Stefanelli



  • In several countries Un genio was directly marketed as a sequel to My Name is Nobody, but it is not exactly so.
  • Some of the original film negative was stolen during production and the film had to be finished with alternate takes. According to Fulvio Morsella "the entire film is made up of alternative takes".

Versions and runtimes

  • Runtime: 126 min

Release Dates

  • December 19, 1975 (Italy)
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