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Mule Feathers (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Western | July 1978 (USA)
A drifter con artist, impersonating a parson, arrives in a small Wild West town with his mule and becomes embroiled in the lives of several townsfolk.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Calhoun ... Bonaparte Shelby
Don Knotts ... Narrator / The Mule (voice)
Angela Richardson Angela Richardson ... Becky
Arthur Roberts ... Ralph
Ken Smedberg Ken Smedberg ... Natchez
Ken Johnson Ken Johnson ... Bruno
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ... Musko (as Ted Lehmann)
Nicholas Worth ... Copperhead
Cathy Caribu Cathy Caribu ... Candy
Frank Otterman Frank Otterman ... The Mayor
Richard Webb ... One-Eye
Dee Cooper ... Barson the German
Doodles Weaver ... Hotel Manager
Patrick Cranshaw ... Card Player (as Pat Cranshaw)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Card Player
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A drifter con artist, impersonating a parson, arrives in a small Wild West town with his mule and becomes embroiled in the lives of several townsfolk.

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Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG

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Mule feces
4 April 2003 | by edgewelleSee all my reviews

Woe to the person who views this film.

The version that I rented (when looking for a humorously bad movie, mind you) had the gall to put Don Knotts on the cover of the box. What a joke. A disembodied Knotts provides the voice for a mule that occasionally appears during the movie, voicing perhaps 15 lines - a solid half hour of work for old Don. The rest of the movie is beyond incomprehensible - film quality that is beyond terrible, jump cuts everywhere, horrible sound, and no discernable story or point. Was it intended to be a comedy? The (near) presence of Don Knotts would seem to indicate that, but the dreary pacing and tone of the film suggests that Stanley Kubrick directed the film while hung over.

So while I had hoped to find something that could be ironically enjoyable, the experience of watching Mule Feathers just felt like being beaten mercilessly in the head with a board.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Go West See more »

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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