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The Brothers O'Toole (1973)

G | | Comedy, Western | 16 May 1973 (USA)
The brothers, a couple of ne'er-do-wells, turn a sleepy mining town upside-down in their search for quick riches.

Director:

Richard Erdman

Writers:

Marion Hargrove, Tim Kelly (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Astin ... Michael O'Toole / Desperate Ambrose Littleberry
Pat Carroll ... Callie Burdyne
Hans Conried ... Polonius Vandergelt
Richard Erdman ... Judge Quincey P. Trumbell
Allyn Joslyn ... Sheriff Ed Hatfield
Richard Jury Richard Jury ... Harmon P. Lovejoy
Lee Meriwether ... Paloma Littleberry
Jesse White ... Mayor
Steve Carlson ... Timothy O'Toole
Miranda Barry Miranda Barry ... Bonnie Lou MacClanahan
Francelle Fuller Francelle Fuller ... Prudence Burdyne
Ted Claassen Ted Claassen ... Gurnie Burdyne
Harlan Knudson Harlan Knudson ... Dexter the Banker
Leon Enge Leon Enge ... Hard Rock
Jacques Hampton Jacques Hampton ... Attorney Bedemeir
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The brothers, a couple of ne'er-do-wells, turn a sleepy mining town upside-down in their search for quick riches.

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The Brothers O'Toole get into trouble faster than you can say... Molly - B'Damn In the Wackiest, funniest, family Western of the year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Galgenfristen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Trivia

O'Toole refers to the Mayor as a 'Uriah Heep', a reference to the character in ''David Copperfield' by Charles Dickens. Uriah Heep is noted for his obsequiousness and general insincerity. See more »

Goofs

The attorney's name is shown as 'Benoni Beidermeier' on his bag but as 'Bedermeir' on the credits. See more »

Quotes

Michael O'Toole: I have, in my time, visited three political conventions, four sessions of congress, and two homes for the criminally insane. I have known army generals, steam doctors, vegetarians, prohibitionists, and a female suffragette. But never, even in an Orangeman's Day parade, have I seen such pure and stainless brainlessness as I now behold in you. The Almighty, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, has given the worm enough sense to turn with, and the barnacle can grasp whatever happens to be standing by...
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References The Great Gildersleeve (1942) See more »

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Molly Be Damned
Vocals by Sonny Curtis
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A must for Astin fans.
20 April 1999 | by ChrissieSee all my reviews

No, it's not Blazing Saddles, but The Brothers O'Toole is nevertheless a rollicking good time. See it if only to revel in Astin's fabulous lambasting of his addle-patted brother and the denizens of Molly-Be-Damn, "a festering pustule on the face of the western slope!"


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