The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox
Director Melvin Frank
Initial DVD release June 7, 2005
Country United States
Genre Comedy, Western
Music director Charles Fox
|Writer Barry Sandler, Jack Rose|
Release date April 1, 1976 (1976-04-01)
Cast George Segal (Charlie 'Dirtwater Fox' Malloy), Goldie Hawn (Amanda Quaid / Duchess Swansbury), Conrad Janis (Gladstone (Widdicombe's assistant)), Thayer David (Josiah Widdicombe (Mormon patriarch)), Jennifer Lee (Trollop), Sid Gould (Rabbi)
Similar movies The Gambler, The Sting, Mr. Lucky, Lay That Rifle Down, Blazing Saddles, Matchstick Men
Tagline Once upon a time, If the rustlers didn't get you, the hustlers did.
The duchess and the dirtwater fox
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox is a 1976 American western romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and George Segal, produced, directed and co-written by Melvin Frank.
A popular dance hall girl, Duchess, joins with a gambler nicknamed the "Dirtwater Fox" on the way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Seeking refuge from a pursuing gang of outlaws, the Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox join a wagon train of Mormons. On their trip, they encounter snakes, rapids, horseback pursuits through towns, and even getting tied up by the outlaws (eventually escaping).
According to the closing credits, much of the film was shot in and around the historic community of Central City, Colorado. Matte paintings were used to re-create the historic look of San Francisco and Salt Lake City.
The film was given mixed to negative reviews, with the Chicago Tribune's Gene Siskel particularly singling it out as, in his view, an unintended sequel to Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. As of 21 July 2012, it has a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
ReferencesThe Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Wikipedia
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