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The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  1 April 1976 (USA)
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A female hustler is chasing after rich men, but becomes repeatedly mixed up with a suave con man and card shark through a series of misadventures before falling in love with him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Amanda Quaid / Duchess Swansbury
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Josiah Widdicombe (Mormon patriarch)
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Trollop
Sid Gould ...
Rabbi
Pat Ast ...
Music Hall Singer
E.J. André ...
Prospector (as E.J. Andre)
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Stagecoach driver (as Dick Farnsworth)
Clifford Turknett ...
Mr. Weatherly (ticket aent)
Harlan Knudson ...
Cooper
Jean Favre ...
Drunk / Usher
Bill McLaughlin ...
Murdock
Richard Jamison ...
Waiter
Barbara Ulrich ...
Maisie
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It's 1882 on the Barbary Coast. Charlie Malloy aka the Dirtwater Fox, makes his living cheating at cards. His latest venture however is stealing $40,000 from a bunch of outlaws. Bluebird, a saloon performer and prostitute, wants an easy life. When a Mormon, Josiah Widdicombe, comes to town, Bluebird has the idea that being the seventh wife of a Mormon would be a good life - she only has to work once every seven days. She steals Malloy's bag with the money, unaware of the amount inside. She only wants enough to buy a dress to masquerade as a duchess for Widdicombe. The ruse works. On Bluebird's way to Salt Lake City, Malloy catches up with her. Although Bluebird still has every intention of becoming a Mormon wife, the two decide to partner on the scheme of Mormon riches. All the while, the outlaws are on their tail after their $40,000. Written by Huggo

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Once upon a time, If the rustlers didn't get you, the hustlers did.

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A Duquesa e o Vilão  »

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Trivia

The film's title logo formed a fox's tail out of the bottom right serif of the letter 'x' in the word 'fox', the final word in the film's "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox" title. See more »

Goofs

When Bluebird walks out of the saloon into the streets, you can see modern houses all along the hills. See more »

Quotes

Gladstone: Mormons never kill.
Duchess Swansbury: That's why there are so many of the little buggers.
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THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE!
1 June 2004 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is a treat from start to finish. Fantastic writing is the main reason why, and terrific character actors at every turn. Not quite as bawdy, but reminiscent of Blazing Saddles in its depiction of the Wild West - I mean, one of the funniest characters is BlackJack, George Segal's loyal steed.

Highly recommended for laughing out loud - a real gem - can't wait for the DVD.

Don't be afraid to show it to the kid's either, just a bit of language to manage, but otherwise, funny for almost all ages. Wish Segal and Hawn had done more work together - a great team!

Enjoy!!


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