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Vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza

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La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? (Italy, France, West Germany 1972 / Director: Giulio Petroni)

  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Release Date: 26.10.1972

Also known as

Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? | Providenza - Mausefalle für zwei schräge Vögel (Germany) | Zwei schaffen alle (Germany) | Mausefalle für zwei schräge Vögel (Germany) | I ma ha' en skrue los! (Netherlands) | La vie est parfois bien dure, n'est-ce pas (France) | On m'appelle providence (France) | Ya le llaman providencia (Spain) | E agora me chamam Providence… e dai! (Brazil) | Providensa - petturi vai pyhimys (Finland) | Providenzia – palkkionmetsästäjä (Finland) | I må ha' en skrue løs! (Denmark) | För hur många dollar som helst (Sweden) | Life's Tough, Isn't It, Ah Well, That's Providence | They Call Me Providence | Sometimes Life Is Hard - Right, Providence?

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Tomas Milian (Provvidenza / Providence), Gregg Palmer (Hurricane Kid Smith), Janet Agren (Stella), Dieter Eppler (Sheriff Howard Pendleton), Stelio Candelli (Colonel Arthur James), Gabriella Giorgelli (sister), Hans Terofal (Horace Timothy O'Ryan), Maurice Poli (Sheriff Keensburg), Renzo Marignano (priest), Horst Janson (Sheriff Villaggio), Giovanni Cianfriglia [as Ken Wood](The Challenger), Claude Berthy (store owner), Carla Mancini (bathing girl), Luigi Antonio Guerra, Paul Muller (Mr. Summitt)
  • Also with: Mike Bongiorno (Colonel Mike Goodmorning), Gilberto Galimberti (gambler), Gaetano Scala (gambler), Luigi Ciavarro (Pendleton deputy), Paolo Figlia (Pendleton deputy), Rocco Lerro (Pendleton deputy), Omero Capanna (James henchman), Osiride Pevarello (James henchman), Renzo Pevarello (gambler), Franco Ukmar (James henchman), Fernando Cerulli (piano player), Rodolfo Licari (man hung on sign), Al Thomas (Thomas), Enrico Chiappafreddo (pool room brawler), Bruno Arié (saloon patron), Domenico Cianfriglia (pool room brawler), Franco Daddi (gambler), Augusto Funari (pool room patron), Ettore Geri (barman), Margarete Horowitz (church woman), Nando Sarlo (church builder), Marcello Verziera (James henchman), Alberto Dell'Acqua (James henchman), Ottaviano Dell'Acqua (James henchman), Arnaldo Dell'Acqua (James henchman), Giovanni Ukmar (James henchman), Bruno Ukmar (James henchman), Artemio Antonini (pool room brawler), Aldo Dell'Acqua (pool room brawler), Angelo Susani (pool room brawler), Emo Caruso
  • Story: Piero Regnoli [as Dean Craig]
  • Screenplay: Giulio Petroni, Antonio Marino, Piero Regnoli, Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia [as Pipolo], Piero Regnoli [as Dean Craig]
  • Dialogue: Antoinette Pellevant, Gunter Ebert
  • Cinematography: Alessandro d'Eva [Technicolor - Techniscope 2,35:1]
  • Music: Ennio Morricone
  • Producer: Giulio Sbarigia


This Italian western comedy has no shooting deaths, but a lot of fistfights. Provvidenza is a bounty hunter. He makes his living solely by catching his dim but powerful friend, the Hurricane Kid (Gregg Palmer) and turning him in for the reward money. A fully armed horseless carriage is one of the inventive elements of this film. One of the film's sillier highlights is an amazingly loud and long belch by the Kid.

In 1973 the sequel Here We Go Again, Eh Providence? was produced.