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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 »

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: Hold it! Hold it! Hold it! Now let's not get carried away with blood lust. Where is our cup of human kindness? Where's it runneth to?
Cowboy: It runneth right up your ass, that's where it's runneth to! Somebody get a rope!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »

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A Touch Of Love
Written by Sammy Cahn, Melvin Frank & Charles Fox
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Full of fun and of joie d'vivre.
2 April 2001 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews

This is a rather naughty little film, with a lot of Goldie Hawn on view at times. It is however done with such a lovely sense of fun and mischief that my kids and I watched it many times with great enjoyment.

Goldie sings some fun songs - including one about fruit, naughty fruit - and goes adventuring across the Old West in the company - at times - of the handsome and talented George Segal. [My favourite GS film, this one!] There are some sidesplitting scenes - for both audience and Goldie's clothes - and there is a very well-trained horse.

Best of all is the running gag! - How many times did you....? - Including this time? Once!

I use it all the time!!!


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