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The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Western | 1 April 1976 (USA)
A female hustler is chasing after rich men, but becomes repeatedly mixed up with a suave con man and card shark through a series of misadventures before falling in love with him.

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Trollop (as Jennifer Lee)
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Rabbi
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Music Hall Singer
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Prospector (as E.J. Andre)
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Stage Coach Driver (as Dick Farnsworth)
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Mr. Weatherly (ticket agent)
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Murdock
Richard Jamison ...
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Maisie
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It's 1882 on the Barbary Coast. Charlie Malloy aka the Dirtwater Fox, makes his living cheating at cards. His latest venture however is stealing $40,000 from a bunch of outlaws. Bluebird, a saloon performer and prostitute, wants an easy life. When a Mormon, Josiah Widdicombe, comes to town, Bluebird has the idea that being the seventh wife of a Mormon would be a good life - she only has to work once every seven days. She steals Malloy's bag with the money, unaware of the amount inside. She only wants enough to buy a dress to masquerade as a duchess for Widdicombe. The ruse works. On Bluebird's way to Salt Lake City, Malloy catches up with her. Although Bluebird still has every intention of becoming a Mormon wife, the two decide to partner on the scheme of Mormon riches. All the while, the outlaws are on their tail after their $40,000. Written by Huggo

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"The most likeable pair of rogues I've met since Butch and Sundance" See more »

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Comedy | Western

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1 April 1976 (USA)  »

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El zorro y la duquesa  »

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Budget:

$4,590,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,000,000, 31 December 1976
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2.35 : 1
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The movie's star-team of George Segal and Goldie Hawn was able to provide letter "G" alliteration from the first names of both its name-above-the-title two stars. See more »

Goofs

"Hava Nagila" is sung and danced at the Horowitz' wedding. This song would not be composed until the 1920s, years after this film is set. See more »

Quotes

Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy: Hold it! Hold it! Hold it! Now let's not get carried away with blood lust. Where is our cup of human kindness? Where's it runneth to?
Cowboy: It runneth right up your ass, that's where it's runneth to! Somebody get a rope!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Don't Touch My Plums
Words by Sammy Cahn and Melvin Frank
Music by Charles Fox
Performed by Goldie Hawn (uncredited)
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Weak!
25 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Goldie Hawn teams up with George Segal in this comedy western about a card shark and a dance hall girl who end up on the trail together, chasing a valise with $40,000 hidden in the bottom of it. The trouble is that the guys that Segal stole it from while they were in the process of stealing it want it back and are hot on their trail.

When this movie first came out, I was only about 12 years old, so, for obvious reasons, my parents never let me see this show when it first came out. But I feel like I can get on the phone, call my mother and thank her for not letting me waste my time in watching this. I'm a fan of Hawn, but not that big of a fan.

There's no chemistry between the stars. In fact, I think Segal had more chemistry with the horse in this film. Maybe BLACKJACK should have gotten top billing over Hawn, because all she ended up being was fluff and a bit of eye candy (very little bit, that is).

3 out of 10 stars.


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