"Bronco" Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood) is the proud owner of a small travelling Wild West show. But the business isn't doing too well. For the past six months, he hasn't paid his employees. At a gas station he picks up Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke), a stuck-up blonde from a rich family, who was left behind without a penny by her husband John Arlington (Geoffrey Lewis) on their wedding night. Billy likes her looks and hires her as his assistant. She seems to bring them bad luck and the business gets even worse. In these hard times, she loses her reluctance and starts to like her new way of life, and Bronco Billy.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When the gang goes out to kick up their heels, it shows them entering the "The Ranch Club" with the big horse in front. This is a real place, that's its real name, and it's still open in Boise, Idaho. However, the interior that is shown is another bar, about three miles away called "The Dutch Goose". It is also still open, and there is still the hole in the door where Lefty LeBow (Bill McKinney) gets his hook stuck. See more »
The camera and camera crew can be clearly seen in one shot during the bar brawl. See more »
This movie obviously wasn't made to break any box office records. It's just a sweet little comedy with great characters that deserves more recognition.
Maybe the biggest problem with "Bronco Billy" is that it tries to have too much story. I wouldn't had mind seeing the movie focusing on Clint and his gang alone, plenty of great characters for that! Instead we now have the movie mainly focusing on the love story.
This isn't really a comedy with "haha" moments. It more is a movie with a warm and fun feeling, which is mainly thanks to the great characters. I especially enjoyed Scatman Crothers in his role but also Clint Eastwood did a good job as a character that basically wanted to be like the western characters Eastwood previously played before.
Fun comedy by Eastwood! Give it a shot, you might end up liking it.
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