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Release Date:
5 February 1970 (Italy) See more »
CLINT EASTWOOD...the deadliest man alive...takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite!
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The gunfighter helps the nun and vice versa. See more (61 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley MacLaine ... Sara

Clint Eastwood ... Hogan
Manolo Fábregas ... Colonel Beltran (as Manolo Fabregas)

Alberto Morin ... General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre ... 1st American
John Kelly ... 2nd American

David Povall ... Juan (as David Estuardo)
Ada Carrasco ... Juan's Mother
Pancho Córdova ... Juan's Father (as Poncho Cordoba)
José Chávez ... Horacio (as Jose Chavez)
Pedro Galván (as Pedro Galvan)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' (as Jose Angel Espinosa)

Enrique Lucero ... 3rd American
Aurora Muñoz ... Sara's Friend

Xavier Marc ... Yaqui Chief
Hortensia Santoveña ... 1st Woman in the Night (as Hortensia Santovena)
Rosa Furman ... 2nd Woman in the Night
José Torvay ... Mexican Guerrilla (as Jose Torvay)
Margarito Luna ... Mexican Guerrilla
Xavier Massé (as Javier Masse)

Directed by
Don Siegel 
Writing credits
Budd Boetticher (story)

Albert Maltz (screenplay)

Produced by
Carroll Case .... producer
Martin Rackin .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa (director of photography)
Robert Surtees (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Robert F. Shugrue 
Art Direction by
José Rodríguez Granada  (as Jose Rodriguez Granada)
Set Decoration by
Pablo Galván  (as Pablo Galvan)
Makeup Department
Evelina Casas .... hair stylist
Margarita Ortega .... makeup artist
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
William Davidson .... unit production manager
Alfonso Sánchez Tello .... unit production manager (as Alfonso Sanchez Tello)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
René Cardona .... second unit director (as Rene Cardona)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (as Joe Cavalier)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... second unit director (as Joe Cavalier)
Manuel Muñoz .... assistant director (as Manuel Munoz)
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound (as Jesus Gonzalez Gancy)
Ronald Pierce .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Special Effects by
Frank Brendel .... special effects
León Ortega .... special effects (as Leon Ortega)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Torres .... second unit cameraman
Bruce Surtees .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlos Chávez .... costumes (as Carlos Chavez)
Helen Colvig .... costumes
Editorial Department
Juan José Marino .... film editor: Mexico (as Juan Jose Marino)
Arnold Baker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Salvador Gutiérrez .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator: Mexico (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dos mulas para la hermana Sara" - Mexico
"Two Mules for Sister Sara" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Ein Fressen für die Geier" - Austria, Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Os Abutres Têm Fome" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal
"Sierra torride" - Canada (French title), France
"Οι γύπες πετούν χαμηλά" - Greece
"Два мула для сестры Сары" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Две мулета за сестра Сара" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Doi catâri pentru sora Sara" - Romania
"Dos mulas para la hermana Sara" - Peru (imdb display title)
"Dos mulas y una mujer" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Dve mazge za sestru Saru" - Serbia
"Een non voor de Hel" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"El torida" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"En handfull dynamit" - Finland (Swedish title) (imdb display title)
"Gli avvoltoi hanno fame" - Italy
"Ha'nsharim Hem Re'evim" - Israel (Hebrew title) (imdb display title)
"Han kom, han så, han skød" - Denmark
"Két öszvér Sara nővérnek" - Hungary
"Kourallinen dynamiittia" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Los buitres tienen hambre" - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Mahiru no shitô" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Muly siostry Sary" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Oi gypes petoun hamila" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Sierra Torrida" - Sweden
"Sierra Torrida" - Norway
"Sierra Torride" - Belgium (French title) (imdb display title)
"Two Mules for Sister Sara" - Japan (English title) (poster title)
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116 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:M | Australia:A (original rating) | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2002) | USA:M/PG (Approved No. 22115) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Did You Know?

The name of the saloon translates to "The Black Cat".See more »
Anachronisms: The train locomotive has the headlight mounted in the center of the smokebox door, which was not common practice until the early 1900s.See more »
[first lines]
One of Sara's molesters:Look at that! Look at it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Steel Magnolias (1989)See more »
Sam HallSee more »


Wasn't dynamite invented in 1867?
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48 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
The gunfighter helps the nun and vice versa., 29 April 2004
Author: alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) from S. Paulo, Brazil

The famous critic Pauline Kael in an interview mentioned that the opinion about a film sometimes changes according to the time that the film is viewed. A film that might be great when seen for the first time ten years later might seem completely outdated and vice versa. 'Two Mules' is a western that was released at a time that the public wanted something else. What they wanted was Clint Eastwood 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' style, and that was what he kept doing for the next years. 'Two Mules' was considered a failure, specially because of Shirley MacLaine that did not fit into the standard Eastwood pattern. Nowadays the story is different, the film is worth seeing, specially because of MacLaine. Most of the time they are together and it works very well, Eastwood is less serious than usual and it is very funny how he tries to understand how a nun thinks. The music by Morriconne has a comic touch and together with the wild creatures that are shown on the screen like a scorpion, a rattlesnake, a mountain lion gives a great beginning. The final part does not keep the same level, but those two great actors and their funny relationship are quite enough to make this a very good film. The script of the film was originally written by Budd Boetticher while he was filming "Aruzza" in Mexico. He needed money very badly to complete "Aruzza" so he sold the script, and got very upset later on when they did not make the film the way he wanted.

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