A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot

A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot (1975)

In the saddle... In the sack... In the sand

  • Genre: Comedy, Western
  • Release Date: 1975-12-16
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 148 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: Italiano
  • Production Company: Rafran Cinematografica
  • Production Country: France, Germany, Italy
  • Director: Damiano Damiani
star 6.3/10
From 148 Ratings


Expert conman Joe Thanks teams up with half-breed Bill and naive Lucy to steal $300,000 from the Indian-hating Major Cabot. Their elaborate plan is full of disguises, double-crosses, and chases, but Joe always seems to know what he's doing.

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  • Terence Hill

    as Joe Thanks
  • Miou-Miou

    as Lucy
  • Robert Charlebois

    as Bill Locomotiva
  • Patrick McGoohan

    as Major Cabot
  • Raimund Harmstorf

    as Sergeant Milton
  • Piero Vida

    as Jacky Roll
  • Rik Battaglia

    as Captain
  • Mario Valgoi

    as Thomas Trader
  • Mario Brega

    as Coach Driver
  • Jean Martin

    as Colonel Pembroke
  • Klaus Kinski

    as Doc Foster
  • Miriam Mahler

    as Pembroke's Daughter
  • Clara Colosimo

    as La ruffiana
  • Carla Cassola

    as Prostitute
  • Fernando Cerulli

    as Her husband
  • Vittorio Fanfoni

    as Jail guard
  • Benito Stefanelli

    as Mortimer
  • Renato Baldini

    as Sheriff in saloon
  • Roy Bosier

    as Jeremy
  • Gérard Boucaron

    as Village Idiot
  • Armando Bottin

    as Mortimer Henchman
  • Valerio Ruggeri

  • Friedrich von Ledebur

    as Don Felipe
  • Deogratias Huerta

    as Union Sergeant
  • Edmondo Tieghi

  • Karl Braun

    as Poker Player (uncredited)
  • Bruno Di Luia

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Lina Franchi

    as Mary Gomez, Prostitute (uncredited)
  • Furio Meniconi

    as (uncredited)
  • Tommaso Palladino

    as Man at Brothel (uncredited)
  • Desmond Thompson

    as Sheriff of Village (uncredited)
  • Pietro Torrisi

    as Mortimer Henchman (uncredited)
  • Natale Tulli

    as Man at Brothel (uncredited)
Directing Damiano Damiani Director
Production Claudio Mancini Producer
Writing Damiano Damiani Screenplay
Camera Giuseppe Ruzzolini Director of Photography
Writing Ernesto Gastaldi Story
Art Francesco Bronzi Production Design
Production Fulvio Morsella Producer
Art Carlo Simi Production Design
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Writing Fulvio Morsella Story
Writing Fulvio Morsella Screenplay
Editing Nino Baragli Editor
Writing Ernesto Gastaldi Screenplay
Production Sergio Leone Executive Producer
Directing Sergio Leone Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Franco Carretti Costume Design
Production Vasco Mafera Unit Manager
Production Claudio Mancini General Manager
Production Sergio Leone Director of Operations
Production Claudio Cuomo Unit Manager
Production Jean Gontier Co-Producer
Art Francesco Bronzi Art Direction
Art Carlo Simi Art Direction
Directing Stefano Vicario Second Assistant Director
Directing Vittoria Vigorelli Script Supervisor
Writing Sergio Leone Idea
Production Franco Coduti Unit Manager
Directing Giuliano Montaldo Second Unit Director
Production Diego Gómez Sempere Production Manager
Art Massimo Tavazzi Set Decoration
Production Claudio Giugno Production Supervisor
Directing Stefano Rolla First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Pierantonio Mecacci Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Maurizio Giustini Makeup Artist
Sound Gaetano Testa Sound
Sound Roberto Arcangeli Sound Effects
Sound Fausto Ancillai Sound Mixer
Crew Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Orsola Liberati Seamstress
Crew Benito Stefanelli Master at Arms