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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
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Ben Rumson
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Pardner
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Elizabeth
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Rotten Luck Willie
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Mad Jack Duncan
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Horton Fenty
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Parson
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Horace Tabor
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Haywood Holbrook (as Ben Baker)
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Mr. Fenty
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Mrs. Fenty
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Atwell
Geoffrey Norman ...
Foster
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Steve Bull
Terry Jenkins ...
Joe Mooney
Karl Bruck ...
Schermerhorn
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Jacob Woodling
Sue Casey ...
Sarah Woodling
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Indian
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Higgins
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Wong
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Frock-coated man
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Hennessey
Patrick Hawley ...
Clendennon (as Pat Hawley)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ...
(as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Ralph Barr ...
Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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Crowd member (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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French Bawd (uncredited)
Tony Dante ...
Miner (uncredited)
Chris Darrow ...
Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
Walt Davis ...
Man (uncredited)
Dolores Domasin ...
Princess Hummingbird - Parson's Wife (uncredited)
Tony Epper ...
Miner (uncredited)
Henry A. Escalante ...
Miner (uncredited)
Jimmie Fadden ...
Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
George Fargo ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner ...
Miner (uncredited)
Amber Flower ...
Larua Sue Fenty (uncredited)
Barbara Gabrielle ...
French Bawd (uncredited)
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Card Player (uncredited)
James Goodnow ...
Miner (uncredited)
Jeff Hanna ...
Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
Paul Harper ...
Miner (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Robert S. Holman ...
Zebulon - men's chorus (uncredited)
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French Bawd (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Pioneer (uncredited)
Nick Klar ...
Miner (uncredited)
Walt La Rue ...
Miner (uncredited)
J. Ray Latini ...
Gold Miner (uncredited)
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Peddler (uncredited)
Larry Martinelli ...
Miner (uncredited)
Marina Maubert ...
French Bawd (uncredited)
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Member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (uncredited)
John McKee ...
Miner (uncredited)
Wayne McLaren ...
Miner (uncredited)
Stephen Mitchell ...
Bar patron (uncredited)
Michele Montau ...
French Bawd (uncredited)
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ...
Miner (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ...
Miner (uncredited)
Edward Rickard ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Victor Romito ...
Miner (uncredited)
Gabrielle Rossillon ...
French Bawd (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Jerome Sheldon ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Murray Staff ...
Miner (uncredited)
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American Bawd (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ...
Miner (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ...
Gold Prospector (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Jack Williams ...
Miner (uncredited)
Jay S. York ...
Miner (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen ...
Miner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joshua Logan

Written by

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Alan Jay Lerner ... (book and lyrics by)
 
Alan Jay Lerner ... (screenplay)
 
Paddy Chayefsky ... (adaptation)

Produced by

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Alan Jay Lerner ... producer
Tom Shaw ... associate producer

Cinematography by

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William A. Fraker ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert C. Jones

Production Design by

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John Truscott

Art Direction by

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Carl Braunger

Set Decoration by

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James L. Berkey ... (as James I. Berkey)

Costume Design by

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John Truscott

Makeup Department

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Frank McCoy ... makeup artist
Vivienne Walker ... hair stylist (as Vivian Zavitz)
Don Marando ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Gary Morris ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jan Van Uchelen ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Carl Beringer ... production manager
Fred Lemoine ... production manager
Barry Stern ... executive in charge of production (uncredited) / production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fred Lemoine ... second unit director
Al Murphy ... first assistant director: second unit
Jack Roe ... first assistant director
Tom Shaw ... second unit director

Art Department

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Robert Eaton ... property (as Bob Eaton)
Lloyd R. Apperson ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Irwin 'Eppy' Epstein ... drapery (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Fred Hynes ... stereophonic re-recording supervisor
William Randall ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Maurice Ayers ... special effects
Larry Hampton ... special effects
Daniel Hays ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Emile Avery ... stunts (uncredited)
Cal Bartlett ... stunts (uncredited)
Floyd Baze ... stunts (uncredited)
Buff Brady ... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ... stunt double (uncredited)
Ross Dollarhide ... stunts (uncredited)
Patty Elder ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Henry A. Escalante ... stunts (uncredited)
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth ... stunts (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Feazell ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Walt La Rue ... stunts (uncredited)
Harrold Laswell ... stunts (uncredited)
Sharon Lucas ... stunts (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy ... stunts (uncredited)
John McKee ... stunts (uncredited)
Wayne McLaren ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Dar Robinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Statler ... stunts (uncredited)
Gibb Stepp ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bobby Byrne ... assistant camera (as Bob Byrne)
Loyal Griggs ... photographer: second unit
Tom D. May ... key grip (as Tom May)
Joe Smith ... gaffer
Nelson Tyler ... aerial photographer
David M. Walsh ... camera operator (as David Walsh)
Dick Colean ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Armando Contreras ... grip (uncredited)
Richard Debolt ... camera & mechanical design (uncredited)
Jack Gereghty ... still photographer (uncredited)
Wynn Hammer ... still photographer (uncredited)
Michael A. Jones ... electrician (uncredited)
David Macdonald ... grip (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bill Jobe ... costume supervisor
Anne Laune ... costume coordinator
Haleen K. Holt ... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Ed Lossman ... costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joseph J. Lilley ... choral arranger / music assistant to producers
Frederick Loewe ... music by
André Previn ... music: for additional songs by
Nelson Riddle ... conductor
Roger Wagner ... conductor: choral music
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Carl Fortina ... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Anita Gordon ... singing voice: Jean Seberg (uncredited)
Willard Jones ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Salamunovich ... choral singer (uncredited)
Louise Di Tullio ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Marshall J. Wolins ... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)

Transportation Department

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Louis Freerks ... transportation (uncredited)
Alfred Schultz ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Jack Baker ... choreographer: "Gold Fever" and "Best Things"
Cheryl Crawford ... presented on the stage by
Joseph Curtis ... dialogue coach
Jonas Halperin ... assistant to producer
Gene Levy ... production coordinator
David Stone Martin ... title designer
Wayne Cutlip ... Wrangler (uncredited)
Ron Oxley ... bear trainer (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnaping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boomtown. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining. Written by David J. Kiseleski

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Taglines Stake Your Claim To The Musical Goldmine of '69! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La kermesse de l'Ouest (France)
  • Westwärts zieht der Wind (Germany)
  • La leyenda de la ciudad sin nombre (Spain)
  • La leyenda de la ciudad sin nombre (Peru)
  • Pomaluj swój wóz (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 164 min
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Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lee Marvin drank real alcohol throughout the production, even though director Joshua Logan fought him about it. In most movies, the actors and actresses drink tea for whiskey and water for vodka. Marvin would only work if he got real liquor. See more »
Goofs Soon after Ben, Pardner, and Mad Jack open their secret "gold mine" underneath No Name City, a young farmer is recruited to help dig. To emphasize the need for secrecy, Mad Jack threatens to shove a stick of dynamite in the farmer's mouth if he blabs. The film is set in 1849 or 1850, before California becomes a state. Dynamite wasn't yet invented (it was patented by Alfred Nobel in 1867). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002). See more »
Soundtracks I'm On My Way See more »
Crazy Credits After the end credits and the Paramount logo, the screen goes black and a closing medley of the songs is heard for several minutes. See more »
Quotes Mrs. Fenty: You should read the Bible, Mr. Rumson.
Ben Rumson: I have read the Bible, Mrs. Fenty.
Mrs. Fenty: Didn't that discourage you about drinking?
Ben Rumson: No, but it sure killed my appetite for readin'!
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