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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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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 cast was headquartered at a magnificent hotel in Cocoyoc for the length of production. Actress Susan Saint James was one visitor to the set. Another Clint girlfriend was reportedly flown in from the Bahamas. Buddies say that Eastwood also entertained at least one lady journalist among the members of the press flown in to tout the forthcoming film. See more »


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


[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters: Look at that! Look at it!
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Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »


Sam Hall
Performed by Clint Eastwood
Sung by Hogan when the arrow is removed
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The gunfighter helps the nun and vice versa.
29 April 2004 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The famous critic Pauline Kael in an interview mentioned that the opinion about a film sometimes changes according to the time that the film is viewed. A film that might be great when seen for the first time ten years later might seem completely outdated and vice versa. 'Two Mules' is a western that was released at a time that the public wanted something else. What they wanted was Clint Eastwood 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' style, and that was what he kept doing for the next years. 'Two Mules' was considered a failure, specially because of Shirley MacLaine that did not fit into the standard Eastwood pattern. Nowadays the story is different, the film is worth seeing, specially because of MacLaine. Most of the time they are together and it works very well, Eastwood is less serious than usual and it is very funny how he tries to understand how a nun thinks. The music by Morriconne has a comic touch and together with the wild creatures that are shown on the screen like a scorpion, a rattlesnake, a mountain lion gives a great beginning. The final part does not keep the same level, but those two great actors and their funny relationship are quite enough to make this a very good film. The script of the film was originally written by Budd Boetticher while he was filming "Aruzza" in Mexico. He needed money very badly to complete "Aruzza" so he sold the script, and got very upset later on when they did not make the film the way he wanted.

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