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Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

Dirty Dingus Magee and his old rival Hoke Birdsill take turns at being either lawman or outlaw and being rivals or partners in crime, depending of the circumstances.

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Burt Kennedy

Writers:

David Markson (book), Tom Waldman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Dingus Billy Magee
George Kennedy ... Herkimer 'Hoke' Birdsill
Anne Jackson ... Belle Nops
Lois Nettleton ... Prudence Frost
Jack Elam ... John Wesley Hardin
Michele Carey ... Anna Hot Water
John Dehner ... Brig. Gen. George
Henry Jones ... Rev. Green
Harry Carey Jr. ... Charles Stuart
Paul Fix ... Crazy Blanket
Marya Thomas ... China Poppy (as Marya Christen)
Terry Wilson ... Sergeant
Willis Bouchey ... Ira Teasdale
Tom Fadden ... Trooper
Mina Martinez Mina Martinez ... A Belle Girl
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Storyline

Ass-breaker Dingus Magee is looking for a gold train when he comes upon old acquaintance Hoke Birdsill on stage to San Francisco, California, and robs him of his money. Hoke goes to the nearby town of Yerkey's Hole, where Belle Knops is both Mayor and bordello-madam. She appoints Hoke town Sheriff and tries to get him to stir up the Indians so the soldiers at the nearby fort (the main customers) won't go to Little Big Horn. Dingus tries to stir up more trouble, and gets involved with the pale, baby-talking Indian, Anna. The film is a send-up of the oft-repeated phrase "the Code of the West" and exaggerates it and for what it stands into the ridiculousness that it is. Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Sinatra plays cowboys and indians for adults! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1971 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Dingus, der scharfe Bandit See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After completing this film, Frank Sinatra took a seven-year acting hiatus that ended with Contract on Cherry Street (1977). See more »

Goofs

In several shots during the cavalry troop scene, Anna is replaced by an obvious stunt double wearing skin-colored tights, including when Dingus and Anna run their horses into the wagon 'half-moon', and when driving the gunpowder wagon away from the cavalry. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dingus Billy Magee: Hot damn!
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Dingus Magee
Written by Mike Curb and Mack David
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
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Frank Sinatra Covorts with Indian Women while the Sheriff of a Whore Town chases him around Texas
26 November 2008 | by drichar3-1See all my reviews

Yes. That's the whole movie. Sinatra tries (sometimes unsuccessfully) to have sexual relations with several Native American women. Meanwhile, the sheriff of a town full of prostitutes chases him around in search of buried treasure.

Based on a true story.

It has some funny lines, and there is slapstick to boot. Not a bad film if you really have nothing better to do with your time, but I wouldn't have paid money to see it when it premiered back in 1922 (even if it did only cost a half-penny for talkie). OK, seriously, this movie isn't that old, nor is it that funny. If you like westerns and Frank Sinatra, then maybe this film is for you.


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