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The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Western | 1 April 1976 (USA)
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

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Amanda Quaid / Duchess Swansbury
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Josiah Widdicombe (Mormon patriarch)
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Trollop (as Jennifer Lee)
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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Western

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1 April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El zorro y la duquesa  »

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Budget:

$4,590,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the outlaw gang was "The Bloodworth Gang". 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

Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy: I think we're safe.
Amanda Quaid/Duchess Swansbury: You thought taking the money was going to be a cinch, too.
Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy: Taking the money was a cinch. It's keeping it that's getting to be a pain in the ass!
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Fools Gold
Written by Sammy Cahn, Melvin Frank & Charles Fox
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confused mess
20 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A half-decade after "Laugh-In" and a half-decade before "Private Benjamin," Goldie Hawn reveals that she not only has beautiful thighs (which the director takes very opportunity to remind us) but that she can act. Hawn herself takes every opportunity to develop a well-rounded character given a script that doesn't invite it - she exhibits a wide range of responses that the director doesn't really ask of any other actor.

Otherwise, the film is a confused mess. Beautiful location photography, and not much else. The story-line is a real jumble. If I cared about the characters I might have invested more in following it, but there's no reason to care about these lowlives, they have no direction and no motivation beyond greed.

At one point George Segal squeezes Hawn's breasts publicly and exclaims 'honk honk!" First, this is anachronistic (it references automobile horns not yet in use in the movie's culture), second, it is degrading, and third - most importantly - it is not funny. It needs a "topper," some remark that would give it comedic relevance. Director Frank's attempt at a topper is for Segal to repeat the line twice. I am not amused.

A botched job, only interesting for Hawn fans.


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