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The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Western | 23 June 1976 (USA)
Three prospectors confront their ex-partner who, 15 years earlier, ran off with all the gold from their mine and they also plan to kidnap his wife.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writer:

Richard Alan Shapiro (as Richard Shapiro)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Marvin ... Sam Longwood
Oliver Reed ... Joe Knox
Robert Culp ... Jack Colby
Elizabeth Ashley ... Nancy Sue
Strother Martin ... Billy
Sylvia Miles ... Mike
Kay Lenz ... Thursday
Howard Platt ... Vishniac
Jac Zacha Jac Zacha ... Trainer
Phaedra Phaedra ... Friday
Letícia Robles ... Saturday (as Leticia Robles)
Luz María Peña Luz María Peña ... Holidays (as Luz Maria Pena)
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Monday (as Erika Carlson)
C.C. Charity C.C. Charity ... Tuesday
Ana Verdugo Ana Verdugo ... Wednesday
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Storyline

Sam Longwood, a frontiersman who has seen better days, spies the gold-mine partner, Jack Colby, who ran off with all the gold from a mine they were prospecting fifteen years earlier. He tells his other partners from that time, Joe Knox and Billy, and they confront Colby demanding not only the thousand dollars he took but an addition fifty-nine thousand for their trouble. After being thwarted in this attempt, they, and a would-be whore named Thursday, hatch a plan to kidnap Colby's wife, Nancy Sue, who is coincidently Sam's old flame, but find that Nancy Sue is not the sweet girl that Sam remembers. Written by The Poet <thepoet@mail2poet.com>

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They Weren't Forgotten By History...They Were Left Out On Purpose!

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wildcat See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Marvin and Oliver Reed had a drinking contest, which Reed won after ten hours when Marvin fell unconscious. See more »

Goofs

The seven-shot six-shooter: Joe Knox and Billy (Oliver Reed and Strother Martin) are cavorting on a large log that has fallen across a creek. Sam Longwood (Lee Marvin) pulls out his revolver and shoots at them, clearly firing off seven shots from a six-shooter revolver. See more »

Quotes

Sam Longwood: One thing we haven't gotten in 15 years is dumber.
Jack Colby: No, you couldn't have.
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Cat Ballyhoo
6 July 2006 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

This is American International Pictures mid 70s drive-in movie idea of Blazing Saddles meets Cat Ballou via Paint Your Wagon. Believe it or not, it is actually funny. Renowned for making budget imitation versions of popular genres or other blockbusters, AIP often just made their own remake of whatever was popular. Bonnie And Clyde? AIP make A Bullet For Pretty Boy or BoxCar Bertha or Bloody Mama, etc. Westworld? AIP make Futureworld. on it went. Until after Superman they made Meteor and went broke. Sad really because AIP had a place in pre Video and DVD Hollywood after Republic Pictures and Allied Artists also went out of the biz. GREAT SCOUT is a Lee Marvin western style 'romp' with an excellent cast. It imitates those initial films above (possibly also The Cheyenne Social Club) and adds some phoney animation (cartoon dots supposed to be a beehive attack) rude Native American Indians played by Oliver Reed (!) and Black Bart style gunslingers. It's all slight and silly. Cross reference the films mentioned and it is all no worse than something Ann Margret and Arnie and Kirk Douglas once made. GREAT SCOUT is a sitter for a cult revival on DVD.


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