Judge Roy Bean / Le Juge / All’ovest di Sacramento (Federico Chentrens, Jean Girault, 1971)


(Novecento) #1

Anyone seen this? I couldn’t find a topic linked to the database page (http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Juge,_Le)

Apparently Robert Hossein stars.


(Italo-West-Fan) #2

I haven’t seen this one, but it’s on my search list ! Films with Robert Hossein are always good ! :wink:


(ENNIOO) #3

Now on my search list aswell :wink: .


(Reverend Danite) #4

Interesting… the statistics for the 7 ‘user ratings’ on imdb seem to polarise opinions - 3 give it 10, with the remaining 4 giving 4 or below.
I’d like to think I’d be in the 10 group ??? and this is a gem to be hunted out.
It’s on my search list now as well!

[Edit - based on a Lucky Luke?]


(scherpschutter) #5

Don’t think we’ll ever see this movie. A guy on the French forum, Edocle, tried to contact the actor Pierre Peret but never got an answer. According to the members of the forum, it was never released on VHS or DVD, nor was it ever shown on television. But you never know, of course. It aint over 'till the reverend sings.


(scherpschutter) #6

According to the French Wikipedia page, the character of Lucky Luke is not in the movie.

This is the translation of the French text:

[i]"Le Juge is a Western parody and the first film adaptation of a Lucky Luke album (Le Juge); the first animated adaptation, Daisy Town, released the same year, was based on an original story.

Director Jean Girault focuses on the story of Judge Roy Bean, played by Pierre Perret, and Black Bird, played by Robert Hossein, and chooses to remove the character of Lucky Luke from the story; he is replaced by the secondary character of Buck Carson. It was only in 1991 that Terence Hill played the character for the first time, in his movie Lucky Luke."[/i]

Jean Girault made several movies with French comedian Louis de Funès, so the movie is very likely to be a light-hearted comedy.


(Italo-West-Fan) #7

A friend told me, “Le Juge” was shown in TV in the seventies !
And in the French western-manic Forum are Screenshots (or only pictures from the Film ???) from a japanese site !?
I don’t speak french, so i don’t know exactly, where are the pictures come from…


(scherpschutter) #8

[quote=“Italo-West-Fan, post:7, topic:3036”]A friend told me, “Le Juge” was shown in TV in the seventies !
And in the French western-manic Forum are Screenshots (or only pictures from the Film ???) from a japanese site !?
I don’t speak french, so i don’t know exactly, where are the pictures come from…

They’re captured from a Japanese site indeed. I don’t know any Japanese, but I’ll see on facebook. I get reactions to my work here from Japan from time to time.

Possible that it was shown on television in the 70s, but I guess they werer talking about more recent tv-screenings. Nobody was able to make VHS copies back then.


(Stanton) #9

Bruckner comments in his book on the film like he has watched it.

He calls it “eine einigermaßen unterhaltsame Westernkomödie”


(scherpschutter) #10

[quote=“Stanton, post:9, topic:3036”]Bruckner comments in his book on the film like he has watched it.

He calls it “eine einigermaßen unterhaltsame Westernkomödie”[/quote]

I could imagine that. Girault was a competent comedy director.


(Reverend Danite) #11

Even I can understand this…

1971 - I was hoping for ‘crespucular’ - but hopefully it’s not post-Trinity crap. :stuck_out_tongue:
Anyway - it’s fallen off my search list for now.


(scherpschutter) #12

[size=12pt]And the fat lady thinks …[/size]

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[size=12pt]… the Rev is a knockout! [/size]


(Novecento) #13

Here’s the Japanese site:

The reviewer basically says that he had been interested in watching for a while and got a VHS copy in Italian from a friend which he couldn’t really understand. He then mentions that the film was made prior to John Huston’s one with Paul Newman about Judge Roy Bean. He had expected Robert Hossein to play Roy Bean, but this was played by the singer Pierre Perret who wrote the theme song. He then mentions that Angelo Infanti, was also in the film, and that he had died recently. He says the film was entirely shot in Italy and then he talks about Roy Bean’s gun and how he fans it to shoot it. Finally he wonders if he would be able to understand the plot anymore by re-watching it.

In the comments section (4th one down), the reviewer also notes that while it appears to be a comedy it does not seem to be a really silly one like the “Providence” or “Tresette” ones.


(Italo-West-Fan) #14

Le Juge is a 6/10 for me ! :wink:
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(Mikhail2107) #15

Here, the information about the movie. If there is something new …

And, for example, other rare films Girault.


(Novecento) #16
Le Juge is a 6/10 for me !

How did you get to see it?


(JonathanCorbett) #17

Cineromanzo on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRNXpeLajKo