A western featuring some delightful comedy moments, which has remained popular over the years. The entire enterprise is naturally built upon the sizable foundation of Bud Spencer, the grouchy adventurer who doesn’t hesitate with his fists, is always ready to clear the table, and hides a tender heart under his rough exterior. Michele Lupo is behind the camera, the director who most faithfully accompanied Bud Spencer throughout his career (he also directed the excellent Lo chiamavano Bulldozer and Bomber), outside of the Neapolitan actor’s legendary partnership with Terence Hill. Critic Marco Giusti writes that Occhio alla penna “is the last Italian western made with a decent budget and a good plot.”
A gluttonous adventurer is mistaken for a doctor and, along with his Indian friend, treated to a warm welcome in a village in the Wild West. However, he doesn’t get the chance to sit around with his hands in his pockets for long: the dastardly Colorado Slim wants to force the local population to give up their lands and the sheriff isn’t moving a finger to help them. An urgent invention is required to remedy the situation.