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Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

Dirty Dingus Magee and his old rival Hoke Birdsill take turns at being either lawman or outlaw and being rivals or partners in crime, depending of the circumstances.

Director:

Burt Kennedy

Writers:

David Markson (book), Tom Waldman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Dingus Billy Magee
George Kennedy ... Herkimer 'Hoke' Birdsill
Anne Jackson ... Belle Nops
Lois Nettleton ... Prudence Frost
Jack Elam ... John Wesley Hardin
Michele Carey ... Anna Hot Water
John Dehner ... Brig. Gen. George
Henry Jones ... Rev. Green
Harry Carey Jr. ... Charles Stuart
Paul Fix ... Crazy Blanket
Marya Thomas ... China Poppy (as Marya Christen)
Terry Wilson ... Sergeant
Willis Bouchey ... Ira Teasdale
Tom Fadden ... Trooper
Mina Martinez Mina Martinez ... A Belle Girl
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Storyline

Ass-breaker Dingus Magee is looking for a gold train when he comes upon old acquaintance Hoke Birdsill on stage to San Francisco, California, and robs him of his money. Hoke goes to the nearby town of Yerkey's Hole, where Belle Knops is both Mayor and bordello-madam. She appoints Hoke town Sheriff and tries to get him to stir up the Indians so the soldiers at the nearby fort (the main customers) won't go to Little Big Horn. Dingus tries to stir up more trouble, and gets involved with the pale, baby-talking Indian, Anna. The film is a send-up of the oft-repeated phrase "the Code of the West" and exaggerates it and for what it stands into the ridiculousness that it is. Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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It's kind of a western. He's sort of a cowboy. See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1971 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Dingus, der scharfe Bandit See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After completing this film, Frank Sinatra took a seven-year acting hiatus that ended with Contract on Cherry Street (1977). See more »

Goofs

When Dingus tackles Anna off of her horse following the chase after she threw her knife at his wanted poster, a stunt double for Anna, wearing skin-colored tights, falls off the horse. See more »

Quotes

Belle Nops: These army drills are hard on the girls.
China Poppy: Soldiers hard on, too.
Belle Nops: You can say *that* again.
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Soundtracks

Dirty Dingus Magee
Written by Mike Curb and Mack David
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
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Funny movie that isn't a serious western
7 April 2012 | by mrddownardSee all my reviews

Don't expect to be sitting on the edge of your seat, but do expect to be entertained. Its a comedy and a spoof of westerns. Comparing this movie to the rounders or support your local sheriff was a huge stretch...heck comparing Support your local sheriff to the rounders is silly too. I would give this movie about what it is rated at...around a 6. The actors are all familiar and since it was made in 1970 it is a piece of nostalgia too. Heck, Jack Elam is in it, so its a true western. Anna is smoking hot (why else would she have been in Elvis movies) Its a silly style western comedy, it is what it is.If it were not for the constant conniving by Sanatra and Kennedy..there really would be less of a plot.


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