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Waterhole #3 (1967)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 17 November 1967 (Finland)
After a professional gambler kills a Confederate soldier, he finds a map pinpointing the location in the desert where stolen army gold bullion is buried and he plans to retrieve it but others are searching for it too.

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(as William Graham)

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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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Storyline

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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WANTED! He's a skunk. A varmit. A louse. A girlnapper. But what are you gonna do, folks! He's the hero. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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17 November 1967 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Waterhole No. 3  »

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Trivia

Even though actor Jay Ose is only listed as "bartender" in the credits, James Coburn referred to him by his real first name, Jay. 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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Connections

References Cat Ballou (1965) See more »

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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A solid western with some nice humor and music
14 January 1999 | by (Sewell, NJ) – See all my reviews

This movie incorporated some good dialogue, enjoyable scenery, and a nice job on the title song and narration by Roger Miller. One of the most memorable scenes involves the old standard gunfight which most definitely will generate some laughs if you've seen one too many shootouts. I thoroughly enjoyed this western and gave it a Waterhole #8.


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