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Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  15 October 1969 (USA)
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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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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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La leyenda de la ciudad sin nombre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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The real name of the character "Pardner" is unknown to everyone until he is asked about it at the end of the film. This hints at Clint Eastwood's prior recurring role as "The Man With No Name" in Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy". Including; A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). See more »

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When the town is falling apart, you can see the strap holding Horton and the prostitute he's with to the bed as they fall to the ground. See more »

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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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Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
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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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