After having ruined I Came I Saw I Shot with the senseless adding of comedy elements, Tedeum was Castellari’s first pure western comedy. After having rewatched this one (or maybe it was Cry Onion) in TV Castellari had claimed that he was ashamed for having made it.
But it ain’t that bad. Castellari is not a too great talent for comedies, and like many other comedy westerns it’s often more silly than funny. Sometimes the forced silliness is a funny one, sometimes it’s only a silly silliness.
At least I got a few laughs out of it. Some scenes had a certain charme while the reputed climaxes (the fistifights) didn’t worked that well. Interestingly while Castellari had too much fistfights in his “serious” westerns, there are not so much in this comedy, which was made in the heydays of ruling fistfights.
For western fans only recommended to the serious trainspotter.