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Something Big (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | November 1971 (USA)
A man kidnaps the wife of a cavalry commander in order to exchange her for a Gatling gun that's being sold by a gun runner.

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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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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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Sooner or later, Baker will find the right girl. And when he does, he'll swap her for a machine gun. And do something big. 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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Trivia

James Lee Barrett apparently wrote this for Peter O'Toole. 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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The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Don't forget the subplot
3 September 2001 | by (Duncan, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Sure the story's great and the dog's adorable, but I think the subplot's the best part. All Jonny Cobb wanted out of life these days was a woman, but women were hard to find in such an arid place. Ol' Baker's a resourceful guy, though, so let him find Cobb a woman. Give him a little incentive and there's no end to what he could accomplish. So that's what Jonny did. He promised to get him a gatlin gun if Baker would get him a woman. The way this subplot ends makes me laugh out loud. The perfect solution!


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