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Sam Whiskey (1969)

A widow hires an ex-gambler to retrieve gold bars from a sunken river boat in Colorado and discreetly return them to the Federal Mint, from where they had been stolen by her dead husband.

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Arnold Laven

Writer:

William W. Norton (as William Norton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Sam Whiskey
Angie Dickinson ... Laura Breckenridge
Clint Walker ... O. W. Bandy
Ossie Davis ... Jed Hooker
William Schallert ... Mr. Perkins
Woodrow Parfrey ... Thorston Bromley
Rick Davis Rick Davis ... Fat Henry Hobson
Anthony James ... Cousin Leroy
Del Reeves Del Reeves ... The Fisherman
John Damler ... Hank
Robert Adler ... Pete (as Bob Adler)
Chubby Johnson ... Blacksmith
Ayllene Gibbons Ayllene Gibbons ... Big Annie
Sidney Clute ... Clem
Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven ... Mrs. Perkins (as Amanda Harley)
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Storyline

Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ship and secretly bring them back to the mint before they are missed. But how shall he manage to get several hundred pounds of gold into the mint without anyone noticing? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Don't mix with "Sam Whiskey" - It's risky!

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whiskey's Renegades See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Angie Dickinson's character is called Laura Breckenridge in this movie. During the era that this film was made, there was a controversial movie made called Myra Breckinridge (1970). However, that movie was actually released about a year after this film came out. See more »

Goofs

In the early fight with the blacksmith Sam is hit but still has his cigar firmly in his mouth. When he lands it is gone. See more »

Quotes

Laura Breckenridge: You've got to bury him.
Sam Whiskey: Lady, I didn't travel 400 miles to bury a bird.
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Connections

Featured in Anthony James: Acting His Face (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Mary McCarty
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Words by William W. Norton (as William Norton)
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Not on video, and easy to see why
14 May 2000 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Not even Reynolds is able to muster up charm in this fairly dreary western. Actually, though set in the wild west, the movie is more of a caper movie than a western. This wouldn't have been so bad had the capering been exciting and executed with vigor, but it isn't. Some clumsy filming techniques and the production values make it resemble a television production of its era.


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