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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

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
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)
Enrique Lucero ...
3rd American
Aurora Muñoz ...
Sara's Friend
Yaqui Chief


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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nun raped | french | cowboy | mexico | nun | See All (105) »


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


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Release Date:

13 August 1970 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Fressen für die Geier  »

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Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's title is actually a pun. Sara's initial transportation is a mule, that becomes lame, and she trades it for a younger and smaller donkey - which is not technically a mule. So, the second "mule" of the title may be Hogan, whom Sara says "You're as stubborn as my mule." Later, she calls Hogan, "Mr. Mule". See more »


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 »


[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters: Look at that! Look at it!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.75 (2009) See more »


Sam Hall
Performed by Clint Eastwood
Sung by Hogan when the arrow is removed
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I Loved it
19 March 2001 | by (xxxx) – See all my reviews

This movie was definitely worth seeing. I only heard of it once on this site for a Shirley MacLaine movie, but when I saw it in the store, I immediately baught it. Then I came home and watched it, and I LOVED IT! The scenes are both funny and somewhat heart-warming at the same time (if you consider "Sober up! You better sober up you b*****d or I'm going to kill you!" heartwarming.) Clint Eastwood was terrific as the "no good Atheist" drunk cowbody and Shirley MacLaine was even better as the "nun gone wrong". I highly recommend this movie to those who want to laugh and admire the romance. A perfect 10.

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