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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 »
NewsDesk:
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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)
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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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
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
After five months of filming and ever-escalating budgetary and production problems, the studio fired director Joshua Logan and had assistant director Tom Shaw complete the film, without credit.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Soon after Ben, Pardner, and Mad Jack open their secret "gold mine" underneath No Name City, a young farmer is recruited to help dig. To emphasize the need for secrecy, Mad Jack threatens to shove a stick of dynamite in the farmer's mouth if he blabs. The film is set in 1849 or 1850, before California becomes a state. Dynamite wasn't yet invented (it was patented by Alfred Nobel in 1867).See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Fenty:Horton, how did that bottle get in your pocket? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING HARD LIQUOR?
Horton:Well, since this afternoon. I know you don't approve, Pop, but believe me, until you've had a good cigar and a shot of whiskey, you're missing the second and third best things in life.
Rumson:Horton!
Pardner:Where'd you take him, Ben?
Elizabeth:Damn you, Ben Rumson. What are you going to teach this boy next? How to cheat at cards, or just physical education with one of Willie's floozies?
Horton:That's the best one, Pop!
Rumson:Horton!
Elizabeth:Is that what you did today, Ben?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
There's A Coach Comin' InSee more »

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22 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, 26 November 2003
Author: knsevy from KCMO

***SPOILERS, IF ANYONE CARES****

And I HATE musicals!

This film falls in with 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'The Blues Brothers' in the very short list of musicals I really love.

It's Lee Marvin who makes the film. You could have replaced Eastwood or Seberg with almost any other actor or actress; it's Marvin's performance as Ben Rumson that brings this movie to life. All the way through, his facial expressions communicate volumes about his character - for a quick instance, watch his eyes as he prepares to eulogize Pardner's dead brother in an early scene.

Anyone else could have played Pardner or Elizabeth and done as good a job, but Lee Marvin gave us a Ben Rumson that I don't think anyone could equal. He does more just by his looks and body comedy than could be expected.

If you disagree, please go back and watch what I think is his best scene: Rumson trying to walk nonchalantly away from No Name City as it sinks into the collapsing tunnels he built under it.

A fantastic film. It's only average, if you don't have the capacity to fast-forward through Eastwood's and Seberg's songs.

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