Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rev. Pious Blue
Sister Lyda Kebanov - Forger
Ranger Ben Quick
Papa - Juan's Father
Mayor Kincaid
Brother Lilac Bailey - Art Forger
Secret Agent Fong
Jeb (as Elisha Cook)
Mrs. Applebee
Brother Dismas Ostracorn - Explosives
Sheriff of Friendly
Peter Whitney ...
Brother Jordan Cass - Tunneling
The Great Gregory - Balloonist


Lyda Kabanov and her assortment of buddies pose as leaders of the only church in Friendly, Texas, their intention being to rob the fortress-like bank built by the Brothers James, Dalton, and Younger to house their ill-gotten gold. Arriving in town on dust-covered feet, Lyda is introduced by phony evangelist Pious Blue as "my cousin" and she promptly opens her dress and displays her voluptuous charms. Written by alfiehitchie

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with apologies to Willie Sutton, Jesse James and Bonnie and Clyde


Comedy | Western


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25 November 1969 (West Germany)  »

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This project was originally set up at Paramount in 1967, and Rex Harrison and Melina Mercouri were being wooed to star. See more »


In earlier scenes of Lila riding the horse, there are three flowers on her left leg. The last scene she has five flowers on her left leg. See more »


Spoofs The Great Escape (1963) See more »


The Rainbow Rider
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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Poor man's Blazing Saddles, but still good.
11 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this. Saw it on TCM and was glad I stumbled upon it flicking the channels.

It's fun.

It's not as slapstick as BS as I said, but it entertains, and is a little deeper comedy wise than some folk give it credit for. It's meant to be very stereotypical... the story line, characters etc Only the song in the Church i felt was not needed... felt a little Disney-ish.

The lead actress Kim Novac is absolutely stunning, worth watching just to see her. Will def be looking in to other films she made. Reminded me a bit of a cross between Doris Day and Goldie Hawn.

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