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.
John J. Magee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Purveyors of Paradise.
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Did You Know?
Star Julie Christie walks through another Robert Altman film, Nashville, in 1975, in which Kieth Carradine (Cowboy) and Shelley Duvall (Ida) again fall into bed together. Carradine as (Tom) a lothario "former member of a trio" spends most of his on-screen time on the bed with various other women in the cast. Another connection, in Christie's cameo she is introduced to the character played by Michael Murphy, who is later asked if he ever worked with her before, an inside joke as Murphy plays "Sears" in McCabe. See more
The steam engine was deployable very shortly after the fire was discovered, which would have been possible only if the engine had already been lit. See more
[muttering to himself
I told you... Think I'm stupid?... S'exactly what I said. Six, six of 'em...
The Stranger Song
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen See more