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Director:
Writers:
Joseph T. Steck (written by) and
Robert R. Young (written by)
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Release Date:
17 November 1967 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This is the West as it really was. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! See more »
Plot:
Sergeant Foggers and two confederate soldiers lay their hands on gold bullion belonging to the army... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
a cult classic See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Coburn ... Lewton Cole

Carroll O'Connor ... Sheriff John Copperud

Margaret Blye ... Billee Copperud

Claude Akins ... Sgt. Henry Foggers

Timothy Carey ... Hilb

Bruce Dern ... Deputy

Joan Blondell ... Lavinia

James Whitmore ... Capt. Shipley
Harry Davis ... Ben

Roy Jenson ... Doc Quinlen
Robert Cornthwaite ... George - Hotel Clerk
Jim Boles ... Cpl. Blyth

Steve Whittaker ... Soldier #1
Ted Markland ... Soldier #2
Rupert Crosse ... Prince
Jay Ose ... Bartender
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Cowpoke (as Buzz Henry)
Roger Miller ... Balladeer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Borzage ... Old Timer in Lobby (uncredited)
Francis Davis ... Dove (uncredited)
Tianne Gabrielle ... Dove (uncredited)
Jennifer Gan ... Dove (uncredited)
Judith Guyer ... Dove (uncredited)
Bobby Johnson ... Prince's Helper (uncredited)
Jack Lilley ... Trooper (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy ... Trooper (uncredited)
Danny Sands ... Trooper Unloading Gold (uncredited)
Sabrina Scharf ... Dove (uncredited)
Desiree Sumarra ... Dove (uncredited)
Alex Tinne ... Francisco (uncredited)
Joni Webster ... Dove (uncredited)
Yvonne Wilder ... Dove (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Graham  (as William Graham)
 
Writing credits
Joseph T. Steck (written by) and
Robert R. Young (written by) (as R.R. Young)

Produced by
Owen Crump .... executive producer
Joseph T. Steck .... producer
Ken Wales .... associate producer
Blake Edwards .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dave Grusin 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Burks 
 
Film Editing by
Warren Low 
 
Production Design by
Fernando Carrere 
 
Set Decoration by
Reg Allen 
Jack Stevens 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joe Edmondson .... sound recordist
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Robert 'Buzz' Henry .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert 'Buzz' Henry .... special action sequence (as Buzz Henry)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:11 | UK:15 (re-rating) (1988) | UK:AA (1970) | UK:X (1967) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut: 12 f)

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Trivia:
Margaret Blye plays the daughter of Carroll O'Connor, which is fitting since the actress was 18 years younger than O'Connor. 21 years later she would play his girlfriend in the series "In the Heat of the Night" (1988).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When George, the hotel clerk, gives the sheriff a handgun, he says it was taken off of John Wesley Hardin, by Constable John Selman, who had shot Hardin on a Monday afternoon at the Acme Saloon in El Paso Texas. But the opening of the movie says that the action takes place in 1884. In 1884, Hardin was in Huntsville State Prison, serving 14 years for the 1878 shooting of a Texas lawman. The shooting of Hardin by Selman in the Acme Saloon in El Paso would not occur for another 11 years: on August 19, 1895-indeed a Monday-three years after Hardin's release from prison in 1892. It is doubtful any guns were removed from Hardin that day, because the sheriff of El Paso had outlawed the carrying of firearms within city limits.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:The code of the west says do unto others... do unto others before they do it unto you.See more »

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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
a cult classic, 23 July 2003
Author: jimi99 from denver

Well, at least a cult of my friends, who saw this movie at least a dozen times at the drive-in during 1967-68, and learned the dialogue by heart. I finally got a copy of the film (and the soundtrack) about 10 years ago, have viewed it a few times since, and it is still to me one of the great overlooked comedies and westerns. Not comedy-western, which was so overdone in the 60's, but it stands tall in both genres. And it is the film that I watched when I heard of Carroll O'Connor's death. He is nothing short of wonderful in this pre-Archie role.

Yes, "Waterhole #3" is sexist and cynical, and also hilarious and a bold statement of the true "Code of the West," its theme that is brilliantly told by the troubadour, Roger Miller, in song and narration. It can be rightly accused of misogyny, because it dares to show and lampoon the attitudes of the macho old west toward women and not just the pseudo-heroic violence toward each other that was the narrow theme of countless western films. Put in the context of 1967 and the radical changes being ushered in in terms of sexual identities and expressions, I think this film was, if anything, progressive in its provocation. And its cynicism about greed and self-interest was a warning and not an anti-heroic celebration.

But the main thing is that it's a great comedy, with an outstanding ensemble of dramatic character actors dipping their toes in comedic waters to great result: James Whitmore, Tim Carey, Claude Akin, Joan Blondell, and Bruce Dern ("Sure left us bare, ain't that right, John?")

From a true cultist: 10 out of 10

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