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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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Manolo Fábregas ...
Colonel Beltran (as Manolo Fabregas)
Alberto Morin ...
General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre ...
1st American
John Kelly ...
2nd American
Enrique Lucero ...
3rd American
David Estuardo ...
Juan
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
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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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Dos mulas para la hermana Sara  »

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The film's title is actually a pun, of sorts. Though Sara's initial transportation is a mule, she soon trades the now-lame mule for a burro. The second "mule" of the title is actually Eastwood's character, Hogan, whom Sara complains is stubborn and even refers to him as "Mr. Mule" in one scene. See more »

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In the train trestle scene, in the moments prior to the dynamite explosion and resulting crash of the train, there are no wires/cables visible above the trestle. But when the train is seen approaching, wires or cables are clearly visible overhead. See more »

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[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters: Look at that! Look at it!
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Lyrics by C.W. Ross
Sung by Hogan when the arrow is removed
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The film echoes "The African Queen," but...
2 September 2000 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

With the intervention of Napoleon III of France, Archduque Maximilian was installed as emperor in Mexico but Mexican countrymen known as Juaristas (Juarez' resistance) were fighting to demonstrate that their country could act independently, that - as the reform contended - all men were equal under law, and that foreign monarchical adventures in Mexico were futile...

Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine), presumably a nun, has adopted their cause and is being pursued by the French army for raising money to the Juaristas... Hogan (Clint Eastwood) is a wonder obliged to neither party... He appears unexpectedly when Sister Sara is about to be raped by three men... Fortunately for her, he kills them all...

But unlike the 'Man With No Name,' Eastwood doesn't turn and ride away... He escorts the good-looking nun in her mission...

But the nun's strange behavior intrigues his curiosity... She smokes cigars, she drinks whiskey and her language comes to be every day more profane...

Hogan's fascination with her arrives at its peak when she removes an Indian arrow from his shoulder, having rendering him half insensible by intoxicating him with shots of Whiskey...

After joining her to blow up a French supply train, he is persuaded to help a group of Juaristas led by Colonel Beltran (Manolo Fabregas) in a final attack on a French garrison...

The climax of "Two Mules for Sister Sara" displays the differences between Leone's conclusion which the 'Stranger' merely disappears into the mists of time... The change of image didn't excite the audience leaving the picture with enough nostalgia for the myth of the loner, the super hero, the 'Man With No Name.'

The film (beautifully shot in Color) is really a two-character story... The interesting team gives amusing and tender performances... The motion picture echoes "The African Queen," but is far away from being Hepburn/Bogart exciting adventure...


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