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Sam Whiskey (1969)

Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ... See full summary »

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Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ship and secretly bring them back to the mint before they are missed. But how shall he manage to get several hundred pounds of gold into the mint without anyone noticing? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Don't mix with "Sam Whiskey" - It's risky!

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Comedy | Western

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Trivia

This was one of the first movies to have a scene cut under the, then new, MPAA American ratings system. According to the NEA story article "Movie Producers Hope For The Best" by Dick Kleiner in the 1968-11-06 edition of The Coshcocton Tribune, "a bare-from-the-waist-up shot" of Angie Dickinson featured in the original print submitted. This topless shot of Dickinson was cut for the movie's American release so as to prevent the possibility of the movie receiving the R-rating. Director Arnold Laven then submitted a print with a tighter shot of Dickinson showing her from the shoulders up. Some versions of this movie, such as the Australian VCR release under the title "A Man of All Breeds", still show the topless Dickinson in this scene. See more »

Goofs

O.W. had Sam Whiskey shoot his Gatling-style gun, but Sam was hitting below the targets. O.W. said he was adjusting for Sam's eyesight and raised the front sight, but then he shot it himself and hit the targets. Raising the front sight would lower the trajectory of the bullets even further, not raise it. And the adjustment was for Sam's eyes, not O.W.'s, yet O.W. was the one who shot the gun and hit the targets after raising the front sight. See more »

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Narrator: General Sherman said, "War is hell." "Worse than that," Sam said, "The pay's bad."
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Referenced in Archer: The Man from Jupiter (2012) See more »

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Mary McCarty
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Words by William W. Norton (as William Norton)
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Definition: Late Sixties Star Vehicle
18 July 2010 | by (The Moon) – See all my reviews

Many movies are produced for purposes other than artistic merit, or creative urge, so I'm not going to review the "quality" of this movie, as that is not its point. (Or maybe a I will... it's hard to avoid!) In 1969, movies were much more expensive to produce than today (as far as film stock, negatives, distribution, etc.), so major studio releases had to use certain stock genres, settings, and well known stars to get projects approved.

This is one of those projects, and it serves that purpose well. If you want to see Burt and Angie in their prime, having a good time making a movie, then this time capsule is for you. It bangs right along, with no slow spots, and it easy to consume and understand.

It's a great movie to watch for the flavor of sixties star driven action comedies, but it is very dated, and not well written. The dialog is basic, and the plot such as it is, exists just to string together action sequences. This movie never was never intended to be good, bad, or indifferent. It was supposed to sell tickets and refreshments when people wanted to get out for the evening.

But that's fine - it did its job when it needed to, but skip it unless you're interested in the culture of the time when the movie was made, it doesn't stand alone as a movie of the genre worth watching.


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