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

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Paint Your Wagon  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The play was produced on Broadway in 1951 and was one of the two properties Louis B. Mayer took with him after being ousted from MGM. Advancing age and the fact that Mayer had been so removed from actual film production for 30+ years rendered him unable to get it underway as a film. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, the tunnel system collapses and the buildings start to topple over. In several shots the cables used to pull over various buildings are clearly apparent, even though it appears that attempts were made to camouflage them with pennants. What gives it away is that the 'pennants' (until the buildings they are attached to topple over) are clearly under far too much strain to be merely hung as decorations. See more »

Quotes

Chorus: [the hijacked stage coach carrying six prostitutes is approaching No Name City. The completely male population is scrubbing up in the creek and singing] There's a coach comin' in and you're smellin' like a steer.
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: They Call the Wind Korea (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The First Thing You Know
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by André Previn
Sung by Lee Marvin
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Clint CAN sing. Movie is a hoot.
18 December 1998 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

I once heard a critic state any movie where Clint Eastwood sings should be rated for violence. He must have never actually listened to this movie. Clint may not be the best voice in the cast but he is surely not the worst. As a young man he has a pleasant "everyman" kind of voice I ENJOY. And in addition to that this an outrageously funny and moving movie.


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