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Director:
Writers:
Budd Boetticher (story)
Albert Maltz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
CLINT EASTWOOD...the deadliest man alive...takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The gunfighter helps the nun and vice versa. See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley MacLaine ... Sara

Clint Eastwood ... Hogan
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 ... Horatio (as Jose Chavez)
Pedro Galván (as Pedro Galvan)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' (as Jose Angel Espinosa)
Aurora Muñoz

Xavier Marc
Hortensia Santoveña (as Hortensia Santovena)
Rosa Furman
José Torvay (as Jose Torvay)
Margarito Luna
Javier Masse

Directed by
Don Siegel 
 
Writing credits
Budd Boetticher (story)

Albert Maltz (screenplay)

Produced by
Carroll Case .... producer
Martin Rackin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa (director of photography)
Robert Surtees (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Robert F. Shugrue 
 
Art Direction by
José Rodríguez Granada  (as Jose Rodriguez Granada)
 
Set Decoration by
Pablo Galván  (as Pablo Galvan)
 
Makeup Department
Evelina Casas .... hair stylist
Margarita Ortega .... makeup artist
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Davidson .... unit production manager
Alfonso Sánchez Tello .... unit production manager (as Alfonso Sanchez Tello)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
René Cardona .... second unit director (as Rene Cardona)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (as Joe Cavalier)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... second unit director (as Joe Cavalier)
Manuel Muñoz .... assistant director (as Manuel Munoz)
 
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound (as Jesus Gonzalez Gancy)
Ronald Pierce .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Frank Brendel .... special effects
León Ortega .... special effects (as Leon Ortega)
 
Stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Torres .... second unit cameraman
Bruce Surtees .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlos Chávez .... costumes (as Carlos Chavez)
Helen Colvig .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Juan José Marino .... film editor: Mexico (as Juan Jose Marino)
Arnold Baker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Salvador Gutiérrez .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator: Mexico (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
116 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2002) | USA:GP | USA:M (original rating) (Approved No. 22115) | USA:PG (re-rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name of the saloon translates to "The Black Cat".See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The story takes place during the European intervention in Mexico which lasted from 1861 to 1867. Hogan is using a Colt Peacemaker pistol, which did not come into use until 1873.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters:Look at that! Look at it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.75" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sam HallSee more »

FAQ

Wasn't dynamite invented in 1867?
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44 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
The gunfighter helps the nun and vice versa., 29 April 2004
Author: tmwest from S. Paulo, Brazil

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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