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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

M  -  Adventure | Comedy | War  -  16 June 1970 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Manuel 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 ...
Horatio (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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french | cowboy | nun | mexico | reconnaissance | See more »

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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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Sister Sara's second mule was actually a burro. See more »

Goofs

When "Sister" Sara is climbing the train trestle there is a closeup of her boots slipping on the on the bracing. The next shot shows a view upward from underneath her and her boots are now black sneaker type shoes. See more »

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One of Sara's molesters: Look at that! Look at it!
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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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