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Enzo Barboni is a Director, Scriptwriter, Director of Photography and Cinematography Italien born on 10 july 1922 at Rome (Italie)

Enzo Barboni

Enzo Barboni
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Nationality Italie
Birth 10 july 1922 at Rome (Italie)
Death 23 march 2002 (at 79 years) at Rome (Italie)

Enzo Barboni (July 10, 1922 – March 23, 2002), sometimes credited by his pseudonym E.B. Clucher, was an Italian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter, best known for his slapstick comedies starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer.

Biography

Barboni was born in Rome. He began to work in film at a very young age, serving as a war correspondent on Eastern Front of World War II, and starting work as a camera operator in 1942.

In 1961 he advanced to a career as cinematographer, working several times with director Sergio Corbucci and gaining a high reputation.

He made his directorial debut in 1970 with the serious western Chuck Moll, which had little success. Undaunted, he decided to make his next film a slapstick parody of the spaghetti western phenomenon. The result, They Call Me Trinity, was an enormous hit and made superstars out of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The three reunited the next year for the even more successful sequel Trinity Is STILL My Name!, which became, up to that point, the highest grossing Italian movie ever.

Barboni never strayed from his successful formula; his subsequent films were all slapstick comedies and almost all featured either Hill or Spencer. This collaboration produced numerous hits, but when Hill and Spencer's careers started to wane, so did Barboni's. In 1994 he wanted to direct Troublemakers, which was to be the "swan song" of the duo, but Terence Hill insisted on directing instead. The next year Barboni tried to revive the formula with Sons of Trinity, which proved to be a disaster at the box-office.

After this disappointment, Barboni retired. He died in Rome, a few days before his 80th birthday.

Best films

Roman Holiday (1953)
(Camera Operator)
Trinity Is Still My Name (1971)
(Director)
Duel of the Titans (1961)
(Director of Photography)
They Call Me Trinity (1970)
(Director)
Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)
(Director of Photography)
Double Trouble (1984)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Enzo Barboni (49 films)

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Director

Sons of Trinity, 1h43
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Renato Scarpa, Fanny Cadeo, Siegfried Rauch, Jack Taylor
Rating50% 2.529612.529612.529612.529612.52961
The children of Trinity and Bambino bear the same names of their fathers and, like them, they get a job in a dusty town in the West. Trinity Junior is a bounty hunter prankster and womanizer, while Bambino, more gruff, is also the sheriff and the jailer. The quiet peace of the two, who plan to marry two beautiful girls, is interrupted by the arrival of a gang of criminals in the city.
Speaking of the Devil, 1h35
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Bud Spencer, Carol Alt, Thierry Lhermitte, Ian Bannen, Jean Sorel, Riccardo Pizzuti
Rating59% 2.952422.952422.952422.952422.95242
Bull Webster est un chauffeur de taxi sans le sou dont la petite entreprise va être absorbée par une grande société concurrente. Par chance, il gagne à la loterie 150 millions de dollars. Ce gain est connu par avance aussi bien en Enfer qu'au Paradis, qui se dépêchent d'envoyer chacun un émissaire, une diablesse et un ange, ayant pour mission de mener Bull la première sur la mauvaise route et le second sur le bon chemin. Néanmoins, aucun des deux n'aura gain de cause car c'est Bull Webster lui-même qui convainc les deux agents de l'au-delà de partir à la recherche du billet perdu. Ainsi, aussi bien la diablesse que l'ange perdent leurs pouvoirs surnaturels et deviennent de communs mortels travaillant pour Bull qui, grâce à l'argent de la loterie, transforme sa compagnie en grosse société de transport de limousines.
They Call Me Renegade, 1h30
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Terence Hill, Robert Vaughn, Norman Bowler, Luigi Bonos, Valeria Sabel
Rating61% 3.0974353.0974353.0974353.0974353.097435
"Renegade" Luke (Hill), a drifter and petty con artist, lives a free and easy life with no responsibility travelling around the Southwestern United States in his Jeep CJ Renegade with a chestnut colt named Joe Brown. This all comes to an end when his friend Moose (Norman Bowler) forces Luke to become the legal guardian of Moose's property and his son Matt (Ross Hill), while Moose is serving time in jail for a crime he claims he didn't commit. Both Luke and Matt are reluctant at the idea of accepting the arrangement first, but events quickly spin out of control when Lawson Robert Vaughn tries to get hold of the property, forcing them to rely on each other.
Double Trouble, 1h39
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Giancarlo Bastianoni, Carlos Kurt
Rating70% 3.5471053.5471053.5471053.5471053.547105
Billionaire cousins Bastiano (Terence Hill) and Antonio (Bud Spencer) are two savvy businessmen, at least in one regard. They want to close a large deal, although they have to fear for their lives because of it since their competition won't even stop at murder. Therefore they have an agency find two look-alikes from the United States, stuntman Elliot Vance (Terence Hill) and the jazz saxophonist Greg Wonder (Bud Spencer). These accept the job offer, initially not knowing why they really have been hired. Nonetheless Elliot and Greg manage to fight their way through all kinds of situations without too much trouble. Additionally they quickly come to like the jet-set life. The resulting damage to their reputation provokes the Coimbras to return to Rio ahead of time. This puts them right into the sights of their enemies, alongside the cousins' look-alikes.
Go for It
Go for It (1983)
, 1h44
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, David Huddleston, Riccardo Pizzuti, Faith Minton, Giancarlo Bastianoni
Rating70% 3.547093.547093.547093.547093.54709
The charming dodger Rosco Frazer and the recently released convict Doug O’Riordan meet each other during a rough brawl in a roadhouse. After this they drive off in a truck, each one thinking of the other as the trucker. Not long afterwards a highway patrol stops them for speeding, and since they cannot produce proper papers, they are mistaken for truck-jackers the police has been looking for. Thanks to Rosco being a ventriloquist however, they are able to get away.
The Odd Squad, 1h22
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Giuliano Gemma, Vincent Gardenia, Riccardo Garrone, Eros Pagni, Carmen Russo, Salvatore Borgese
Rating47% 2.3634252.3634252.3634252.3634252.363425
After the Allied landing in Sicily, between the U.S. Army and the Italian Army there is an ancient Roman bridge that both want to blow up but they both do their best to not do it.
Crime Busters, 1h49
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Motocyclette, Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, David Huddleston, Laura Gemser, Luciano Rossi, Riccardo Pizzuti
Rating70% 3.5447353.5447353.5447353.5447353.544735
Wilbur Walsh (Bud Spencer) and Matt Kirby (Terence Hill) are in Miami, looking for work as longshoremen, but the area is managed by shady dealers who refuse to give them a job, after which the dealers are beaten up and have three of their cars wrecked in the process. Walsh and Kirby meet up and then leave the dock, tired of looking for a job. Matt is particularly intrigued by the closed nature of Wilbur, who tries to avoid it in any way. Matt, after introducing himself, suggests that Walsh and he should work together on something he had been planning; the robbery of a supermarket. Walsh accepts, aided by Kirby's conniving ways to remove police attention, but by mistake the two end up in the police station and, to prevent being locked away, they say that they want to become police officers, which is granted.
Charleston
Charleston (1974)
, 1h55
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Crime, Western
Themes Mafia films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Giuliano Gemma, Enzo Fiermonte, Mario Brega, Luigi Bonos, Riccardo Pizzuti, Giancarlo Bastianoni
Rating51% 2.576252.576252.576252.576252.57625
Sonny Abernati (Giuliano Gemma) est un apprenti gangster new-yorkais, qui le jour où il se met à rançonner les commerçants du quartier constate qu'un curé le père Rocky (Richy Brush) encaisse sur le même secteur que lui, mais à but non lucratif...
Even Angels Eat Beans, 1h58
Directed by Enzo Barboni, Bernard Farrel
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Giuliano Gemma, Bud Spencer, Robert Middleton, Franca Scagnetti, Luigi Bonos, Giovanni Cianfriglia
Rating62% 3.1052353.1052353.1052353.1052353.105235
Charlie and Sonny are two bungling friends, but they can not be so smart. Charlie is too gruff, while Sonny is too narcissistic and womanizer. One day the two accidentally hit a US Senator, mistaking him for a gambler. Senator but does not make them incarcerated; indeed he recommends them to a boxwood mobster who sends the two friends to ask for protection money to workers of little Italy. Charlie and Sonny perform the work, however, will turn against their master and against his henchmen with blows and punches.
Man of the East, 2h7
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Terence Hill, Gregory Walcott, Harry Carey, Jr., Yanti Somer, Enzo Fiermonte, Riccardo Pizzuti
Rating64% 3.2487653.2487653.2487653.2487653.248765
The young English nobleman Sir Thomas Fitzpatrick Phillip Moore (Terence Hill) arrives in the West following the wish of this late father who years earlier had to leave England due to an affair. The trouble led to a conflict with "Vicci Windsor". In the West, the young man joins up with his father's former pals, the stagecoach robbers Monkey (Dominic Barto), Holy Joe (Harry Carey Jr.) and Bull (Gregory Walcott).
Trinity Is Still My Name, 1h47
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Harry Carey, Jr., Benito Stefanelli, Enzo Fiermonte
Rating72% 3.604733.604733.604733.604733.60473
The film begins with Bambino (Bud Spencer) walking through the desert carrying his saddle. He sees smoke from a campfire, and goes to investigate. There he finds four escaped Denver convicts, and steals their beans and horses, after knocking one convict out with a single blow to the top of his head. When the guy awakens, he has become addlepated (becoming a running gag throughout the film).
They Call Me Trinity, 1h53
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Farley Granger, Luciano Rossi, Gisela Hahn, Ugo Sasso
Rating74% 3.7034453.7034453.7034453.7034453.703445
Trinity (Terence Hill) comes into view accompanied by the movie's theme song, being dragged around in a travois by his horse. He is filthy, yet seems perfectly content as the horse drags him across the desert and through water crossings. When the horse stops near a dwelling, Trinity gets up, pulls on his boots, gets stung by a scorpion hiding in the boot (but is clearly insusceptible to the venom), drags his Colt 45 in holster, feeds some hay to his horse, then walks inside.
The Unholy Four, 1h30
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Leonard Mann, Woody Strode, Peter Martell, Helmuth Schneider, George Eastman, Ida Galli
Rating60% 3.0040753.0040753.0040753.0040753.004075
When a violent gang robs a bank, they also commit arson because the diversion eases their getaway. While the local prison is burning, four of its inmates profit from the general turmoil too. Among the four escapees is Ciakmull, a young man suffering with amnesia, who only remembers about his previous life that he has been home in the town Oxaca. For lack of a better idea all the fugitives go there. It shows that Ciakmull is not forgotten in Oxaca. Lion Udo, the father of one of the bankrobbers, recognises Ciakmull. He, whose clan has a feud with Ciakmull's family, takes advantage of his condition by turning him against his own kin. Before this plan works out, Ciakmull is warned on time by one of his fellow fugitives. Ciakmull contacts his half-brother Alan and his father John Caldwell. Only then he learns what caused his amnesia and why he'd ended up in prison. It was Alan who once mistreated Ciakmull and ran a scheme to put him away. He hates Ciakmull since he knows that Ciakmull is not the son of John Caldwell, but the child of a rapist.

Scriptwriter

Sons of Trinity, 1h43
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Renato Scarpa, Fanny Cadeo, Siegfried Rauch, Jack Taylor
Rating50% 2.529612.529612.529612.529612.52961
The children of Trinity and Bambino bear the same names of their fathers and, like them, they get a job in a dusty town in the West. Trinity Junior is a bounty hunter prankster and womanizer, while Bambino, more gruff, is also the sheriff and the jailer. The quiet peace of the two, who plan to marry two beautiful girls, is interrupted by the arrival of a gang of criminals in the city.
The Odd Squad, 1h22
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Giuliano Gemma, Vincent Gardenia, Riccardo Garrone, Eros Pagni, Carmen Russo, Salvatore Borgese
Roles Writer
Rating47% 2.3634252.3634252.3634252.3634252.363425
After the Allied landing in Sicily, between the U.S. Army and the Italian Army there is an ancient Roman bridge that both want to blow up but they both do their best to not do it.