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Two Mules for Sister Sara -- Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine star in this action-packed Western classic about a drifter and a nun who join forces with revolutionaries resisting the French occupation of Mexico.


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Budd Boetticher (story)
Albert Maltz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 June 1970 (USA) See more »
CLINT EASTWOOD...the deadliest man alive...takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite!
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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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Fun Little Western With Eastwood and MacLaine See more (55 total) »


  (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 Povall ... 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)
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)
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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116 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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?

The name of the saloon translates to "The Black Cat".See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Hogan becomes very agitated when he sees Sara wasting water, as if he thinks it's scarce. But minutes later, they travel down a flowing stream. So even if a frontiersman/soldier/mercenary like Hogan couldn't detect that much water so close by, his horses certainly could, and he'd notice their behavior. So he had to know there was plenty of water nearby.See more »
[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters:Look at that! Look at it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Django Unchained (2012)See more »
Sam HallSee more »


Wasn't dynamite invented in 1867?
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fun Little Western With Eastwood and MacLaine, 3 August 2007
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

Don Siegel's "Two Mules For Sister Sara" starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine is certainly not one of the brilliant Westerns with Eastwood, but it is a very well directed, greatly acted and very amusing little Western comedy with good wit that highly entertains. Eastwood, who is cool as always, and the lovable MacLaine match perfectly, and the plot has some nice twists (although it should be said that some of the 'twists' are not really too surprising).

After gunsling Hogan (Eastwood) saves a nun named Sara (MacLaine) from a bunch of guys who wanted to rape her in the middle of the desert by shooting them, he now has to take care of her, which annoys him. It's a time of revolution against the French in Mexico, and while Hogan, who is interested in quick money, will fight for whichever side pays well (which happens to be the revolutionaries), his new traveling companion Sara is very obviously an idealistic supporter of the revolutionary Juaristas...

As mentioned above, "Two Mules For Sister Sara" can in no way come up to the brilliance of Eastwood movies such as Leone's Dollar Trilogy (few movies can) or Eastwood's very own "High Plains Drifter" of 1973. Nevertheless, it is a good little western with a lot of charm and wit, which provides an exciting story, action and great entertainment as well as many good laughs. Clint Eastwood has always been the epitome of coolness, especially in his Westerns, and MacLaine is great in her role of the feisty sister Sara. Overall, "Two Mules For Sister Sara" is a highly entertaining Western Comedy, that will not leave anybody bored. Recommended! 7/10

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