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
Once upon a time, If the rustlers didn't get you, the hustlers did.
Did You Know?
The main female character, nicknamed Bluebird or the Duchess of Swansbury, is called Amanda Quaid in the end credits, yet this name is never spoken in the film. Most of the Bloodworth gang members are likewise not given names until the end credits. See more
The film's raunchy language may have been toned down in post-production to prevent an R rating. After the stagecoach crashes, Goldie Hawn
has two lines ("I had to look like a *blue-nosed* duchess" and "It's still there in the *lousy* bottom") neither of which match up with her lip movements. See more
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?
It runneth right up your ass, that's where it's runneth to! Somebody get a rope!