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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.

Directors:

Christian-Jaque, Guy Casaril (uncredited)

Writers:

Marie-Ange Aniès (screenplay), Jean Nemours (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bardot ... Louise
Claudia Cardinale ... Marie Sarrazin
Michael J. Pollard ... Le Shérif
Micheline Presle ... Tante Amélie
Marie-Ange Aniès Marie-Ange Aniès ... Constance
Georges Beller Georges Beller ... Marc
Henri Czarniak Henri Czarniak ... Le docteur Miller (as Henry Czarniak)
Oscar Davis Oscar Davis ... Matthieu
Raoul Delfosse Raoul Delfosse ... Le Cornec
France Dougnac ... Elisabeth
Teresa Gimpera ... Caroline
Leroy Haynes Leroy Haynes ... Marquis
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Spitting Bull (as Valery Inkijinoff)
Jacques Jouanneau Jacques Jouanneau ... Letellier
Emma Cohen ... Virginie
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Storyline

Outlaw sisters in the old West inherit a ranch and try to settle down and develop relationships with neighboring family of lots of brothers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The West Ain't No Place for a Man See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | France | Italy | Spain

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 December 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenchie King See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Little P. Ranch was built specifically for this film, but it remained standing after filming was completed and would go on to appear in the following movies: '¡Viva la muerte... tua! (1971)', 'La banda J. & S. - Cronaca criminale del Far West (1972)', 'Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (1973)', 'Uno, dos, tres... dispara otra vez (1973)', 'The Spikes Gang (1974)' and 'Il bianco il giallo il nero (1975)'. The ranch burned down in an unknown year, leaving only the chimney standing. It remains so as of January 2017. See more »

Goofs

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

Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was cut by ca. 2,5 minutes. The DVD release by e-m-s is uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie Parisienne
(uncredited)
Music by Francis Lai and lyrics by Francis Lai and Hal Shaper
Performed by Micheline Presle (Aunt Amelie)
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Solve the equation:B²+C²=0
22 January 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee 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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