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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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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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A Duquesa e o Vilão  »

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Trivia

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 »

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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

Amanda Quaid/Duchess Swansbury: God, oh my God, you're hurt! Is there much pain?
Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy: It doesn't even hurt. What did you think? That I'd fall apart with one lousy bullet?
Amanda Quaid/Duchess Swansbury: How many times have you been hit by bullets, Malloy?
Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy: Including this one?
Amanda Quaid/Duchess Swansbury: Yeah.
Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy: Once.
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Lemondrops, Lollipops & Sunbeams
Performed by Bobby Vinton
Written by Sammy Cahn, Melvin Frank & Charles Fox
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Good Fun!
30 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was about 10 & thought it was a great film. Saw that it had been recently released on DVD & decided to take a trip down memory lane to see if Goldie was as hot in the movie as I remembered......she was. The film starts off pretty funny & moves along at a good pace. Some good gags, some good dialogue & a bit of slapstick. But what I think lets the film down is the finale. It just peters out & is a bit of a damp squib.

George Segal & Goldie Hawn work well together & I'm surprised they didn't do anything else together. All in all an enjoyable little film...if only for Goldie Hawns dance routines.


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