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

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Director:
Writers:
Alan Jay Lerner (book)
Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 October 1969 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Stake Your Claim To The Musical Goldmine of '69! See more »
Plot:
Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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A very silly but very fun movie See more (99 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Marvin ... Ben Rumson

Clint Eastwood ... Pardner

Jean Seberg ... Elizabeth

Harve Presnell ... Rotten Luck Willie

Ray Walston ... Mad Jack Duncan

Tom Ligon ... Horton Fenty
Alan Dexter ... Parson
William O'Connell ... Horace Tabor
Benny Baker ... Haywood Holbrook (as Ben Baker)
Alan Baxter ... Mr. Fenty
Paula Trueman ... Mrs. Fenty

Robert Easton ... Atwell
Geoffrey Norman ... Foster

H.B. Haggerty ... Steve Bull
Terry Jenkins ... Joe Mooney
Karl Bruck ... Schermerhorn
John Mitchum ... Jacob Woodling
Sue Casey ... Sarah Woodling
Eddie Little Sky ... Indian
Harvey Parry ... Higgins
H.W. Gim ... Wong
William Mims ... Frock-coated man

Roy Jenson ... Hennessey
Patrick Hawley ... Clendennon (as Pat Hawley)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Ralph Barr ... Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)

Cal Bartlett ... Miner (uncredited)
Joe Brooks ... Miner (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ... Miner (uncredited)
Tony Colti ... Miner (uncredited)
Danielle Cotet ... French Bawd (uncredited)
Chris Darrow ... Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
Walt Davis ... Man (uncredited)
Dolores Domasin ... Princess Hummingbird (Parson's Wife) (uncredited)
Tony Epper ... Miner (uncredited)
Henry A. Escalante ... Miner (uncredited)
Jimmie Fadden ... Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
George Fargo ... Miner (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... Miner (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner ... Miner (uncredited)
Amber Flower ... Larua Sue Fenty (uncredited)
Barbara Gabrielle ... French Bawd (uncredited)
Tony Giorgio ... Card Player (uncredited)
James Goodnow ... Miner (uncredited)
Jeff Hanna ... Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
Paul Harper ... Miner (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Miner (uncredited)
Roger Herren ... Miner (uncredited)
Robert S. Holman ... Zebulon (men's chorus) (uncredited)
Rena Horten ... French Bawd (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... Miner (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... Miner (uncredited)

Daniel Keough ... Pioneer (uncredited)
Nick Klar ... Miner (uncredited)
Walt La Rue ... Miner (uncredited)
Harry Lauter ... Peddler (uncredited)
Larry Martinelli ... Miner (uncredited)
Marina Maubert ... French Bawd (uncredited)

John McEuen ... Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
John McKee ... Miner (uncredited)
Wayne McLaren ... Miner (uncredited)
Michele Montau ... French Bawd (uncredited)
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... Miner (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... Miner (uncredited)
Edward Rickard ... Miner (uncredited)
Dar Robinson ... Miner (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Miner (uncredited)
Gabrielle Rossillon ... French Bawd (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... Miner (uncredited)
Jerome Sheldon ... Miner (uncredited)
Patricia Smith ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Murray Staff ... Miner (uncredited)

Lisa Todd ... American Bawd (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn ... Miner (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ... Miner (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ... Gold Prospector (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... Miner (uncredited)
Jay S. York ... Miner (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen ... Miner (uncredited)

Directed by
Joshua Logan 
 
Writing credits
Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics by)

Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)

Paddy Chayefsky (adaptation)

Produced by
Alan Jay Lerner .... producer
Tom Shaw .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
 
Production Design by
John Truscott 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Braunger 
 
Set Decoration by
James L. Berkey  (as James I. Berkey)
 
Costume Design by
John Truscott 
 
Makeup Department
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist (as Vivian Zavitz)
Don Marando .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carl Beringer .... production manager
Fred Lemoine .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Lemoine .... second unit director
Al Murphy .... first assistant director: second unit
Jack Roe .... first assistant director
Tom Shaw .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Robert Eaton .... property (as Bob Eaton)
Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Irwin 'Eppy' Epstein .... drapery (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fred Hynes .... stereophonic re-recording supervisor
William Randall .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Maurice Ayers .... special effects
Larry Hampton .... special effects
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Emile Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Buff Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ross Dollarhyde .... stunts (uncredited)
Patty Elder .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry A. Escalante .... stunts (uncredited)
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Feazell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Monty Jordan .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Walt La Rue .... stunts (uncredited)
Harrold Laswell .... stunts (uncredited)
Sharon Lucas .... stunts (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy .... stunts (uncredited)
Wayne McLaren .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Statler .... stunts (uncredited)
Gibb Stepp .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Waugh .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Byrne .... assistant camera (as Bob Byrne)
Loyal Griggs .... photographer: second unit
Tom May .... key grip
Joe Smith .... gaffer
Nelson Tyler .... aerial photographer
David M. Walsh .... camera operator (as David Walsh)
Dick Colean .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Debolt .... camera & mechanical design (uncredited)
Wynn Hammer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Michael A. Jones .... electrician (uncredited)
David Macdonald .... grip (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Jobe .... costume supervisor
Anne Laune .... costume coordinator
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph J. Lilley .... choral arranger
Joseph J. Lilley .... music assistant to producers
Frederick Loewe .... music by
André Previn .... music: for additional songs by
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Roger Wagner .... conductor: choral music
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Anita Gordon .... singing voice: Jean Seberg (uncredited)
Willard Jones .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Baker .... choreographer: "Gold Fever" and "Best Things"
Cheryl Crawford .... presented on the stage by
Joseph Curtis .... dialogue coach
Jonas Halperin .... assistant to producer
Gene Levy .... production coordinator
David Stone Martin .... title designer
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic material (re-rating) (2001)
Runtime:
158 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-8 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | USA:M (original rating) (Approved No. 22069) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (2001) | West Germany:16
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lee Marvin (Ben Rumson) drinks real alcohol throughout the picture even though the director fought him about it. In most pictures the actors drink tea for whiskey and water for vodka. Marvin would only work if he got real liquor.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Ben Rumson:You mean to tell me you ain't never had a woman neither?
Horton:No, sir.
Ben Rumson:This is serious. You know you could go blind? Come here.
[to 'Rotten Luck' Willie]
Ben Rumson:Willie, if a young man was goin' trappin' for the first time and wanted a guide, somebody who would be patient with him and show him the way things are to be done; what kind of guide would you choose?
'Rotten Luck'Willie:[Thinking] Ah, that would be Gracie.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2008) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Gospel Of No Name CitySee more »

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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A very silly but very fun movie, 5 March 2004
Author: Samus Aran from Canada

(No spoilers herein).

My friend sent me this movie wanting to know my comments on it, without telling me even a word of what it was about or what he thought of it. I went and checked out the entry on IMDB and was a touch confused why he was sending me a sort of musical half-western flick, being that neither of those categories would pop up at the top of either our lists.

Needless to say, something about this movie surprised me -- I fully enjoyed watching it ! Right from the start the characters were interesting and the scenes quite absurdly funny. Some of the singing was truly awful (in a funny way), and other songs were actually very toe-tappingly catchy.

There is a whole lot of physical humor in this movie, from the opening scene after they bury the guy, to the ending scenes with the bull. And holy crap the older man drinks a lot. I don't think I've ever seen a movie where a single character drinks so much hard alcohol ! Along with the numerous sexual jokes I certainly wouldn't recommend this movie for children.

As the movie came to a conclusion, I found myself attached to the main characters and wanting to see more of their adventures. The plot had a very natural progression. As silly and ridiculous as it certainly was, the plot made a strange sort of sense.

I rate the movie an 8 out of 10.

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