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Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

Dingus Magee and his old rival Hoke Birdsill take turns at being either lawman or outlaw and being rivals or partners in crime, depending of the circumstances.

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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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11 February 1971 (Netherlands)  »

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Dirty Dingus, der scharfe Bandit  »

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Dingus translates as a generic or unnamed "thing" or, in colloquial Yiddish, to use polite terms, as "penis". See more »

Goofs

In several shots during the cavalry troop scene, Anna is replaced by an obvious stunt double wearing skin-colored tights, including when Dingus and Anna run their horses into the wagon 'half-moon', and when driving the gunpowder wagon away from the cavalry. See more »

Quotes

Belle Nops: These army drills are hard on the girls.
China Poppy: Soldiers hard on, too.
Belle Nops: You can say *that* again.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) See more »

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Dirty Dingus Magee
Written by Mack David
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
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What a dirty, low down snake!
31 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Dingus, a man with no morals or conscience, steals anything of value that he can get his hands on. When he robs an acquaintance, a reward is put on his head and his troubles begin. Cornball humor all the way, but a funny picture nonetheless. George Kennedy was hilarious as the "not overly intelligent" sheriff whose brain was muddled by all the conks to the noggin he received.


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