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Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

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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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Storyline

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

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Trivia

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

Belle Nops: Where in the hell have you been?
Herkimer 'Hoke' Birdsill: At the jail taking care of my outlaw.
Belle Nops: I didn't make you Sheriff to take care of your outlaw, but to protect my girls here.
[indicates her bordello]
Herkimer 'Hoke' Birdsill: Is somebody threatening them?
Belle Nops: The Army is threatening them!
Charles Stuart: The Army is threatening to move out.
Belle Nops: And ruin every industry in Yerke's Hole... especially mine!
Herkimer 'Hoke' Birdsill: Why would the Army move?
Rev. Green: To go where the Indians are! That's what they come out west for - to fight Indians.
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Dirty Dingus Magee
Written by Mack David
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
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Goofy Lighthearted Western Comedy
16 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like goofy Westerns that you don't have to put a lot of thought into, then this is the movie for you. Frank Sinatra plays Dirty Dingus and George Kennedy plays the Sheriff on old blue eyes trail. This is a fun and lighthearted Western comedy that nobody takes seriously including the production staff and the director. There are many scenes full of goofs they just send you roaring. There is also plenty of eye candy with Michele Carey playing the part of the Indian girl who wants Dingus all to herself. If you like lighthearted comedy Westerns such as 'Texas across the river" or "Sergeants 3" then you will love this movie. Pull out the popcorn and sit back to watch Franck Sinatra looking like Moe of the Three Stooges playing cowboy and Indians in Dirty Dingus Magee.


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