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Waterhole #3 (1967)

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Sergeant Foggers and two confederate soldiers lay their hands on gold bullion belonging to the army, taking at the same time a certain Ben Akajnian hostage. Then they bury the loot near an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lewton Cole
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Sheriff John Copperud
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Billee Copperud
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Sgt. Henry Foggers
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Hilb
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Deputy
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Lavinia
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Capt. Shipley
Harry Davis ...
Ben
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Doc Quinlen
Robert Cornthwaite ...
George - Hotel Clerk
Jim Boles ...
Cpl. Blyth
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Soldier #1
Ted Markland ...
Soldier #2
Rupert Crosse ...
Prince
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Sergeant Foggers and two confederate soldiers lay their hands on gold bullion belonging to the army, taking at the same time a certain Ben Akajnian hostage. Then they bury the loot near an isolated waterhole in the desert. Some time later, Lewton Cole, a professional gambler, fights a duel with one of the robbers, kills him and finds the map of the treasure on his body. Stopping at the small town of Integrity, Cole, in order to escape Sheriff Copperud locks him up in his own jail-house, steals his horse and even finds the time to "seduce and abandon" Billee, the sheriff's comely daughter. The indignant father catches up with Lewton, arrests him and grabs the gold. But Foggers and his accomplice attack him, relieve him of the treasure and free Cole... Written by Guy Bellinger

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sheriff | gold | waterhole | map | horse | See All (29) »

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This is the West as it really was. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! See more »

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Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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17 November 1967 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Waterhole No. 3  »

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Excluding action during the credits, this film features approximately 665 shots in 5560 seconds - an Average Shot Length (ASL) of about 8.4 seconds. See more »

Goofs

Billee goes out to the barn to gather some eggs. She's pulling eggs from right next to a chicken that remains motionless the whole time she is there. See more »

Quotes

Lewton Cole: I didn't break any law, Sheriff.
Sheriff John H. Copperud: No? What about stealing my horse, huh?
Lewton Cole: I needed that horse to recover the gold.
Sheriff John H. Copperud: Locking me in my own jail?
Lewton Cole: I wanted you behind me.
Sheriff John H. Copperud: Murder?
Lewton Cole: It was self-defense.
Sheriff John H. Copperud: Raping?
Lewton Cole: Assault with a friendly weapon?
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Soundtracks

"The Ballad of Waterhole #3 (Code of the West)
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Music by Dave Grusin
Performed by Roger Miller
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we need more Westerns like this
31 March 2003 | by (Roseburg, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Produced by Blake Edwards' company, Geoffrey Productions, "Waterhole #3" shows the hand of Edwards in its nod-and-a-wink approach to sex. Although it could never be made today, because of our PC environment and the film's loose treatment of (maybe) rape and casual sex, this film nevertheless stands the test of time because of a fine cast, a good soundtrack and a witty script. The only negative comment I can make concerns the atrocious continuity and editing mistakes. They really hurt an otherwise funny film. One of James Coburn's best.


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