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The Legend of 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 / Frenchie King
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

The story takes place in Texas in the 1890s and begins with a train robbery staged by Louise (Brigette Bardot) and her four sisters. Among the loot is the title to the Little "P" ranch, which just happens to be located on a field of unexplored oil next to the property of Marie Sarrazin (Claudia Cardinale) and her four brothers. Louise and her sisters decide to give up the life of crime and settle down on the Little "P' ranch, but are harassed by Marie and her kin who is determined to force them out and acquire the old-rich property for herself. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

During Louise and Maria's fight, around the time they stop leaning on the shed, Louise prepares to punch Maria and there's a sudden cut to them grappling while in the same position. See more »

Alternate Versions

Once available on Super 8, Sound, Colour, 400', but discontinued as of 1980. See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

O Christmas Tree
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
Sung by Claudia Cardinale (Maria Sarrazin) and her brothers
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Terrific Entertainment
15 September 2001 | by KakuekeSee all my reviews

Two sexy superstar actresses in a cowgirl/cowboy western, with the erotic overtones an Italian film will add. Brigitte Bardot is the train robber, accompanied by her gang of attractive women in this female-dominated movie. Set in a "French" western city in the U.S. Combined with the sexiness is a very humorous, entertaining storyline about rivalry for an oil ranch, as the sexual tension between the two leading actresses (who are rivals) and a goofy sheriff is complemented and eventually superseded by the tension between Brigitte's gang of lovelies and Claudia's supporting brothers (which eventually certainly is not tension). A fabulous must-see, with a wonderful catfight, and women should enjoy it as much as men.


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 December 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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