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Paint Your Wagon (1969)

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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

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Storyline

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnaping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boomtown. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining. Written by David J. Kiseleski <davidk269@aol.com>

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Ben and Pardner shared everything -- even their wife! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material | See all certifications »
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15 October 1969 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jean Seberg's singing voice was dubbed by Anita Gordon, while Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin did their own singing. Marvin's recording of the song "Wanderin' Star" went to #1 on the British charts, earning him a gold record. See more »

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When the town is falling apart in the end, we see the wires used hold up a falling bathtub. See more »

Quotes

Rumson: She's picked up a bad case of the respectabilities. And in just a few days from now, that poor woman's going to be burnin' up in a fever of virtue. And then LOOK OUT.
Pardner: Why?
Rumson: Pardner, it's been my experience that there ain't nothin' more ruthless and treacherous than a genuine good woman.
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I Still See Elisa
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Clint Eastwood
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Old Fashioned fun
3 December 2004 | by (Norfolk) – See all my reviews

I first watched Paint your wagon at the age of about ten when my dad who incidentally loves this movie had it on in the lounge. At ten years old it is a film that seems to rather drag and seemed so old to me I could barely watch, but now watching it again many years later have come to appreciate it as quite a comic take on the old west. Its characters are amusing and despite some criticism on clint eastwoods performance as partner i enjoy all the actors performances including his. My favourite song of the film would have to be 'no name city' as i remember as a child being amazed at how low the reverends voice goes during that song. Overall I enjoy this movie and will watch it if it is on television. An 9 out of 10. Good old fashioned fun.


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