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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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Sinatra plays cowboys and indians for adults! See more »


Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dingus translates as a generic or unnamed "thing" or, in colloquial Yiddish, to use polite terms, as "penis". See more »

Goofs

When Sheriff Birdsill (George Kennedy) drops his cigar near the gunpowder, it flares up about a foot away from the cigar and then burns toward it. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dingus Billy Magee: Hot damn!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) See more »

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Dirty Dingus Magee
Written by Mack David
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
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Old Blue Eyes As The Road Runner
15 May 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Burt Kennedy who gave us so many good westerns spoofs comes up a wee bit short of good with Dirty Dingus Magee. Not that it doesn't have a few funny moments, but the cast just doesn't quite get with the spirit of the things the way they did in such films as The Rounders and Support Your Local Sheriff.

For one thing Frank Sinatra looks like he's waiting for Dino and Sammy to come on the scene. Old Blue Eyes in the meanwhile is just going through the motions of a performance. Which consists of him acting just like a human version of the Road Runner.

Wile E. Coyote in this case is George Kennedy who never played such a goofy role on screen before or since. Sinatra spends the entire 91 minutes of Dirty Dingus Magee consistently making a fool out of poor Kennedy.

Best performances in the film belong to the women, to Anne Jackson for one of the brassiest bordello madams ever done on screen and to Lois Nettleton as the nymphomaniac school teacher, Prudence Frost. Yes, the name is part of the gag.

But when that gag becomes the best one in the film, you've got a problem.


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