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Something Big (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | November 1971 (USA)
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Joe Baker
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Col. Morgan
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Dover McBride
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Mary Anna Morgan
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Jesse Bookbinder
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Jonny Cobb
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Tommy McBride
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Polly Standall
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Junior Frisbee
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Sgt. Fitzsimmons
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Angel Moon
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Joe Pickins
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Carrie Standall
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Capt. Tyler (as Ed Faulkner)
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Chief Yellow Sun
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Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier. Written by Alfred Jingle

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'Something Big' is a swinging Western. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and western violence | See all certifications »

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El Capitano  »

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Trivia

On its original release in the UK, this was commonly shown as the main feature in a double bill, with Darker Than Amber (1970) as the supporting film. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Morgan: What about your friend there? Do you want to bury him?
Jonny Cobb: No. Maybe something will come out of the hills tonight and drag him off.
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Paradoxically--considering its definition--the film's title is presented in all lower case letters, as can be seen in the poster. See more »

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Referenced in My Husband, the Producer (1974) See more »

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Something Big
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Mark Lindsay
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Dean Martin and his little dog stole the show!
3 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie when it came out! Dean Martin made a suave cowboy. I loved the comedy lines all throughout the movie. Don Knight did a great straight man to Dean's comedic one. But Dean Martin and his little dog stole the show. This movie had a killer cast with Ben Johnson, Brian Keith & Honor Blackman. Dean Martin came out west to do "Something Big" before he married Don Knight's Sister from the old Country. Well, he was having so much fun in the old west...the Sister came looking for him. With time running out he needed to trade a woman for the big gattling gun so he could get the treasure from the "Bad" Mexican Bandiditos! So what does he do, he accidently get's the wife of the Army Fort's Commander. Now everyone is after Dean!!! You can't rent this one...because it was never released to be taped! If you want to see it you will have to wait until some movie channel decides to show it...when ever that will be!!!!!!!!


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