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Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 15 October 1969 (USA)
Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

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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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La leyenda de la ciudad sin nombre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$31,678,778 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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When introducing Horton to the cat house, Ben Rumson knocks on the door to the tune of Shave and a Haircut, which wasn't written until at least 1899, and popularized in the 1900s. See more »

Quotes

Miner: Hey, Ben! These men came all the way from Fiddler's Camp, just to see your wife.
Ben Rumson: Well, looks like I married myself a tourist attraction.
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Version of Paint Your Wagon (1954) See more »

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There's A Coach Comin' In
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Harve Presnell & The Chorus
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fabulous film
24 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i love this film,

i think it portrays the idea of the last outpost of freedom before 'society' catches up brilliantly. I have always thought this film to be male orientated so maybe this is why it was not successful. Out in 'No Name City' there were no women till Ben hijacked the tarts stage remember. Still there was real camaraderie between the men, even love really when you consider how Ben and Partner shared everything ! But seriously those two men loved each other, speaking as a married non homophobic male I could relate to the affection that they had for each other. Some of us men if we would dare admit it have male friends that we have shared our lives with,laughed and cried with, got blind drunk with, ran from the law with, watched each others backs...etc etc. Great film, great songs 'theres a coach....Moria...get the soap and water...no name city... Full of free spirit, adventure, hope, whisky,women (eventually !) "here it is I mean here it is "

"i give you the boy,give me back the man !"


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