Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

M  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, War  |  16 June 1970 (USA)
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Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manolo Fábregas ...
Colonel Beltran (as Manolo Fabregas)
Alberto Morin ...
General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre ...
1st American
John Kelly ...
2nd American
Enrique Lucero ...
3rd American
Juan (as David Estuardo)
Ada Carrasco ...
Juan's Mother
Pancho Córdova ...
Juan's Father (as Poncho Cordoba)
José Chávez ...
Horacio (as Jose Chavez)
Pedro Galván ...
(as Pedro Galvan)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
(as Jose Angel Espinosa)
Aurora Muñoz


Set in Mexico, a nun called Sara is rescued from three cowboys by Hogan, who is on his way to do some reconnaissance, for a future mission to capture a French fort. The French are chasing Sara, but not for the reasons she tells Hogan, so he decides to help her in return for information about the fort defences. Inevitably the two become good friends but Sara has a secret.. Written by Rob Hartill

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CLINT EASTWOOD...the deadliest man alive...takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite!


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16 June 1970 (USA)  »

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Ein Fressen für die Geier  »

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2.35 : 1
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The Finnish title of the film is "Kourallinen dynamiittia", which translates into English as "Fistful of Dynamite". This is actually the alternative English title of dollar-trilogy director Sergio Leone's film Duck, You Sucker (1971). See more »


While Hogan and Sara are supposed to make love in the tub, the camera shows Hogan's hat. We can clearly see on the hat the shadows of the actor's hands who are spilling water out of the tub to make it appear as if they were making love. See more »


[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters: Look at that! Look at it!
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Sam Hall
Lyrics by C.W. Ross
Sung by Hogan when the arrow is removed
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A very engaging time-passer,....but what about the two mules,....what two mules are they talking about, exactly?!
17 August 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is a nice change of pace for a Clint Eastwood Western. While in some ways Clint's character isn't that much different from some of his previous cowboys (he's great with a gun and is motivated by greed....until the end...just like in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE), the chemistry of adding Shirley MacLaine really changes the film. Together, they create an engaging, though not exactly believable pair. However, despite being tough to believe, the film is so much fun and written and acted so well, that you really don't mind.

The film itself was made in Mexico with many Mexican actors. This, combined with a somewhat restrained score by Ennio Morricone, make this movie look in many ways like a "Spaghetti Western", though it was financed and directed by Americans. For these reasons, the film is like a bridge from Eastwood's earlier westerns to his more recent ones.

About the only negative about the film other than how difficult it was to believe the plot at times, was that the "secret" about MacLaine's character didn't seem like that big of a surprise,...yet the supremely smart and savvy Eastwood had no idea! THIS was the hardest part to believe! However, the film is still great fun and well worth seeing. My wife, who hates westerns, actually watched it with me and enjoyed it so I guess this cowboy pic might have a wider audience than some westerns.

By the way, which mules, exactly, were they referring to?! This confusing title had me thinking that I must have missed something!

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