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Frenchie King (1971)

Les pétroleuses (original title)
Outlaw sisters in the old West inherit a ranch and try to settle down and develop relationships with neighboring family of lots of brothers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louise
... Marie Sarrazin
... Le Shérif
... Tante Amélie
Marie-Ange Aniès ... Constance
Georges Beller ... Marc
Henri Czarniak ... Le docteur Miller (as Henry Czarniak)
Oscar Davis ... Matthieu
Raoul Delfosse ... Le Cornec
... Elisabeth
... Caroline
Leroy Haynes ... Marquis
... Spitting Bull (as Valery Inkijinoff)
Jacques Jouanneau ... Letellier
... Virginie
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Outlaw sisters in the old West inherit a ranch and try to settle down and develop relationships with neighboring family of lots of brothers.

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Taglines:

A Bawdy, Brawling, Bouncing Western Comedy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

16 December 1971 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Frenchie King  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Louise and Maria's fight was filmed in seven days. See more »

Goofs

When Maria shoots at Louise in the saloon, she fires nine shots from a revolver. See more »

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Soundtracks

O Christmas Tree
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
Sung by Claudia Cardinale (Maria Sarrazin) and her brothers
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Solve the equation:B²+C²=0
22 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

After the first half of the sixties,Christian-Jaque 's talent began to deteriorate .It was extraordinary he fell so quickly and so low after the brilliant works of the thirties ,forties ,fifties and even early sixties.

Probably made to capitalize on the success of Louis Malle's "Viva Maria" where BB met Jeanne Moreau in 1965, "Le petroleuses" is a slapstick comedy where two gorgeous cowgirls fight for an oilfield. In her memoirs,BB remembers she could not ride a horse,and she was terrified each time she had to get back into the saddle.Her screams (Mama!Mama!) used to make CC laugh until she cried.She did not like the film.I didn't either.


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