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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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Josiah Widdicombe (Mormon patriarch)
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Trollop (as Jennifer Lee)
Sid Gould ...
Rabbi
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Music Hall Singer
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Prospector (as E.J. Andre)
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Stagecoach driver (as Dick Farnsworth)
Clifford Turknett ...
Mr. Weatherly (ticket agent)
Harlan Knudson ...
Cooper
Jean Favre ...
Drunk / Usher
Bill McLaughlin ...
Murdock
Richard Jamison ...
Waiter
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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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A wiggle in her hips. Larceny in her heart of gold. It's GOLDIE HAWN as The Duchess. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

1 April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El zorro y la duquesa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,590,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,000,000, 31 December 1976
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title logo formed a fox's tail out of the bottom right serif of the letter 'x' in the word 'fox', the final word in the film's "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox" title. See more »

Goofs

"Hava Nagila" is sung and danced at the Horowitz' wedding. This song would not be composed until the 1920s, years after this film is set. 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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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Don't Touch Me Plums
Performed by Goldie Hawn
Written by Sammy Cahn, Melvin Frank & Charles Fox
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Good Fun!
30 September 2007 | by 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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