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- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 6, 2003
- Originally Released: 1969
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Mono - English
- Mono - French
- Mono - Spanish
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Clint Eastwood & Shirley MacLaine|
|Performer:||Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin, John Kelly, Enrique Lucero, Ada Carrasco & Pancho Cordova|
|Directed by||Don Siegel|
|Edited by||Robert F. Shugrue & Juan Jose Marino|
|Screenwriting by||Albert Maltz|
|Composition by||Ennio Morricone|
|Art Direction by||Jose Rodriguez Granada|
|Produced by||Martin Rackin & Carroll Case|
|Director of Photography:||Gabriel Figueroa|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"The Church allows this for the sake of safety, but you may not take liberties."
- Sara (SHIRLEY MACLAINE) to Hogan (CLINT EASTWOOD)
Rating: 3/5 -- OK Eastwood, but MacLaine as bawdy nun is more than a bit too over.
It has a number of things going for it, chief among them a feeling for the landscape of Mexico (photographed by Gabriel Figueroa) which probably has never before been duplicated. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Rating: C -- It's all predictable and formulaic; it could have used a big time rewrite. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 4/5 -- A vital component of the Siegel-Eastwood connection.
It shows in a one-joke situation that rapidly wears thin, in tension that doesn't hold up, in acting that is never up to snuff. Full Review
The resurrection of cliches is always a dubious proposition, but the revival of ones that were vulgar from the start strikes me as little short of insanity. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Not Clint's best, but a fairly unique and entertaining western.
Starring Clint Eastwood as mercenary gunfighter Hogan, TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA opens with its star saving a naked woman from being gang-raped. He's more than a little surprised when the attractive woman, Sister Sara (Shirley McLaine), dons a habit. It seems she's deeply committed to a group of Mexican revolutionaries fighting against the French. Hogan agrees to escort her to the camp, since he's interested in helping them attack the French garrison, if the money is right. As they travel, Hogan becomes a bit suspicious of the nun's fondness for cigar smoking and the odd shot of whiskey. Near Santa Maria, Hogan's attempt to blow up a French ammunition train is foiled by an arrow in the shoulder, but after bandaging him, Sara helps the mercenary set off the planted charge with a rifle. When they reach the camp of Juarista commander Col. Beltran (Manolo Fabregas), Sister Sara displays a detailed knowledge of the layout of the French garrison while revealing her true identity, which comes as a surprise to no one but Hogan. This action-comedy includes some very funny moments between the stars, and the photography by Mexican national treasure Gabriel Figueroa is marvelous.
After saving a nun from an attempted rape, mercenary Hogan agrees to escort her safely through the desert. But the cigar-smoking Sister Sara has some very unusual habits, quite unlike any woman of God that Hogan's ever seen. And he finds it hard to keep his lustful impulses under control.
- Theatrical release: May 28, 1970.
- Shooting location: Mexico.
- Don Siegel fought constantly with producer Marty Rackin throughout the shoot.
- Shirley MacLaine was constantly at odds with Siegel and Eastwood for often arriving on the set late and hung over.
- Siegel used more than 70 camera setups in the attack on the French fort.
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