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Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  11 February 1971 (Netherlands)
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Ass-breaker Dingus Magee is looking for a gold train when he comes upon old acquaintance Hoke Birdsill on stage to San Francisco, and robs him of his money. Hoke goes to the nearby town of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dingus Billy Magee
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Herkimer 'Hoke' Birdsill
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Belle Nops (mayor of Yerkey's Hole)
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Prudence Frost (schoolteacher)
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Anna Hot Water
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Brig. Gen. George
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Rev. Green
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Charles Stuart
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Crazy Blanket (Anna's father)
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China Poppy (Belle's maid) (as Marya Christen)
Terry Wilson ...
Sergeant
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Ira Teasdale
Tom Fadden ...
Trooper
Mina Martinez ...
Belle's girl
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Ass-breaker Dingus Magee is looking for a gold train when he comes upon old acquaintance Hoke Birdsill on stage to San Francisco, and robs him of his money. Hoke goes to the nearby town of Yerkey's Hole, where Belle Knops is both mayor and bordello-mistress. She appoints Hoke Town Sheriff and tries to get him to stir up the Indians so the soldiers at the nearby fort (the main customers) won't go to Little Big Horn. Dingus tries to stir up more trouble and get involved with the pale, baby-talking Indian, Anna. The film is a send-up of the oft-repeated phrase "the Code of the West" and exaggerates it and what it stands for into the ridiculousness that it is. Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Sinatra plays cowboys and indians for adults! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some bawdy humor | See all certifications »
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11 February 1971 (Netherlands)  »

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After completing this film, Frank Sinatra took a 7-year acting hiatus until the 1977 TV movie "Contract On Cherry Street". See more »

Goofs

When Sheriff Birdsill (George Kennedy) drops his cigar near the gunpowder, it flares up about a foot away from the cigar and then burns toward it. See more »

Quotes

John Wesley Hardin: Ain't I seen a poster on you somewhere?
Dingus Billy Magee: Yes sir. The name's Magee - Dingus Magee.
John Wesley Hardin: Oh, that ten dollar outlaw.
Dingus Billy Magee: None but.
John Wesley Hardin: Ha! Ha! Ha! Hell, if I'd known that, I never would have held you up, but I got to steal something from you. Never stop a man for robbing unless you take at least something. That's the Code of the West.
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Dirty Dingus Magee
Written by Mack David
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
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13 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I consider myself well educated, articulate, literate. So loving this movie is a bit embarrassing. It is silly, adolescent, a little creepy (How old all the "leading men" are! And how young and voluptuous and willing the women!) But I loved this movie. I laughed all through it.

Frank Sinatra is somehow simultaneously wide-eyed and leering as Dingus Magee. He never once gives any indication that he isn't taking this seriously. He plays it like a professional actor! And he does it well.

George Kennedy is as professional. He knows that when you play a clown, you must never, ever be clownish. He gives a good, solid, straight performance of a ridiculous character. And when he is sworn in as the sheriff, the oath he takes made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe for a while! Anne Jackson is always worth watching. Her turn as the mayor(madam) of Yerkey's Hole is delightful. She comes as close as anyone to winking at the camera, but she manages to maintain professionalism, and gives the movie her inestimable good work.

Then there's the stunning Michelle Carey as (I am not making this up) Anna Hot Water. You now have her name. Need I say more? I have sometimes wondered if it was a law in Hollywood that you couldn't make a western comedy without Henry Jones and John Dehner. Throw Jack Elam in and you have a winner.

Suggestive? Throughout? Profane? Never. No blatant sex, no nudity, no gore, the only violence is comic.

Silly, stupid, a plot a 13-year-old boy would love.

Yep. I really enjoyed this movie!


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