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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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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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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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$4,590,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Matte paintings were used to create the period look of San Francisco and Salt Lake City. See more »

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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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Written by Sammy Cahn, Melvin Frank & Charles Fox
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This was fun!
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. It is a bit dated and it does lose the thread a bit at times, but generally is funny and spontaneous. I really wondered if some of the humor was unplanned. For example, when the Fox turns the corner on his horse and falls off. It really looks like this wasn't in the original script but it happened anyway. I particularly liked the song Don't touch my plums and especially when Goldie sings it to the Mormon family. Goldie Hawn is at her finest and suits the role she is playing. Watch it when you want to smile or need cheering up and don't want to think too deeply! We watched this by accident on TV last night and I managed to stay awake all the way through (ask my husband, that's amazing!)


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