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|Sonny and Jed|
US film poster
|Directed by||Sergio Corbucci|
|Produced by||Roberto Loyola|
|Screenplay by||Sergio Corbucci|
José María Forqué
|Story by||Sergio Corbucci|
|Starring|| Tomas Milian |
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Edited by||Eugenio Alabiso|
Roberto Loyola Cinematografica
Orfeo Producciones Cinematográficas
|Distributed by|| Titanus (Italy)|
K-tel Motion Pictures (US)
Sonny and Jed (Italian : La banda J. & S. - Cronaca criminale del Far-West, lit. "The Band of J. & S. - Criminal Chronicle of the Far West") is a 1972 Italian Spaghetti Western film about a sheriff's (Sheriff Franciscus, played by Telly Savalas) relentless effort to stop a robber (Jed, played by Tomas Milian) and his girlfriend (Sonny, played by Susan George). The film was directed by Sergio Corbucci and is noted for its music, scored by Ennio Morricone.
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