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The Brothers O'Toole (1973)

G | | Western, Comedy | 16 May 1973 (USA)
The brothers, a couple of ne'er-do-wells, turn a sleepy mining town upside-down in their search for quick riches.

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The brothers, a couple of ne'er-do-wells, turn a sleepy mining town upside-down in their search for quick riches.

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Western | Comedy

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Los hermanos O'Toole  »

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Trivia

Patty Duke (married to Astin at the time) makes a very brief appearance as the stage coach agent who confirms the arrival of the coach carrying the judge & records it on the blackboard. See more »

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The attorney's name is shown as 'Benoni Beidermeier' on his bag but as 'Bedermeir' on the credits. See more »

Quotes

Michael O'Toole: Not a friend in the world. And that's the only thing I've got to be thankful for.
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References The Great Gildersleeve (1942) See more »

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Molly Be Damned
Vocals by Sonny Curtis
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I'll be Mollybedamned
17 June 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Brothers O'Toole is meant for a vehicle for John Astin to strut his comedy talents and strut he does. He's only one O'Toole brother, the other is Steve Carlson. But Astin is also the wild and crazy bandit living common law with wild and crazy Lee Meriwether.

Brothers Astin and Carlson are a pair of city slickers, Astin is a rogue gambler in the Maverick tradition, Carlson is a love 'em and leave 'em type. But Astin is chased out of town and Carlson runs out of town with an angry father with a shotgun chasing him.

They arrive at a town named Mollybedamned because some passing geologist said the lead mine that is now played out is full of nothing but this stuff called molybdenum. And the stuff is not really good for anything. Too bad for the town because everybody there has stock in it and the certificates paper the walls, line the spittoons and such.

Astin is quite good in his dual roles and a lot of familiar character faces like Hans Conreid, Pat Carroll, Allyn Joslyn, Jesse White, and director Richard Erdman all do their shtick.

But essentially the film is built around a one joke premise and it isn't really enough for a great comedy, just a passably good one.


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