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The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)

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 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!

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Country:

USA

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

After making this film Lee Marvin left Hollywood and went into semi-retirement from acting. See more »

Goofs

When Thursday drives off in the wagon and Billy falls off, the mat on the ground that breaks his stunt double's fall is visible. See more »

Quotes

Jack Colby: What are you doing up there?
Thursday: Ehh... picking flowers.
Jack Colby: Like you picked my pocket!
Thursday: Hmm-hmm.
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Underrated hysterically funny flick!
25 July 2005 | by bluetinkerbellSee all my reviews

One of the funniest movies I've yet to see. Great cast with funny, funny script. We watch it every chance we get and can't wait for the DVD to be produced. This is one of Lee Marvin's best movies....teamed with Robert Culp, Elizabeth Ashley & Oliver Reed the movie creates unforgettable fast-paced humor. Elizabeth Ashley's portrayal of "little girl" is priceless and the final chase scenes in the movie are right up there with "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. When Joe Knox gets drunk and kidnaps a Lady for each Night of the week (thus Cathouse Thursday) followed by Sam's tricking him into visiting the doctor for a "painless" cure is one of the funniest story lines I've yet to see. The movie deserves much higher than its mediocre rating.


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