Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.Written by
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Near masterpiece...forerunner of Deadwood series!!!
Robert Altman never get the respect from the producers, due him was so rebel, in this period of time since "M.A.S.H." until "Thieves Like Us", was a true fertile phase, after that he never got a succeeded career, therefore McCabe & Mrs. Miller gave to Bob an high acknowledgement from the critics, This picture wasn't a usual western, is quite different, no heroes, no gunfights, no romance, it's display to us how was the western on those hard times, a little town on northwest of US's territory, living for early mining and around countless suppliers selling goodies, tools, liquors, Chinese cheap labors and the main and a essential, many prostitutes to relief those tough and lonely workers, McCabe and Mrs. Miller were partner on this profitable business, somehow appears someone to buy it by any means, fabulous near masterpiece, Warren Beatty and Julie Christie were incredible, this picture was the forerunner of successful "Deadwood" series, both have the same cold environment and approaching , outstanding production that became a cult movie, despite overlooked on release time!!
First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 9
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