Dos mulas: Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

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  • 1h 56m

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Nun Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan (Clint Eastwood), who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good … Read allNun Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan (Clint Eastwood), 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. Nun Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan (Clint Eastwood), 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.

  • Director
    • Don Siegel
  • Writers
    • Budd Boetticher
    • Albert Maltz
  • Stars
    • Clint Eastwood
    • Shirley MacLaine
    • Manolo Fábregas
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  • IMDb RATING

    7.0/10

    29K

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    • Director
      • Don Siegel
    • Writers
      • Budd Boetticher
      • Albert Maltz
    • Stars
      • Clint Eastwood
      • Shirley MacLaine
      • Manolo Fábregas
    • 93User reviews
    • 50Critic reviews
    • 62Metascore
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    • Awards
      • 2 nominations

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    Top cast

    Clint Eastwood

    Shirley MacLaine

    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

    José Ángel Espinosa ‘Ferrusquilla’

    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)
    • Director
      • Don Siegel
    • Writers
      • Budd Boetticher
      • Albert Maltz
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    • Quotes

      Sara: Don’t you want a woman of your own?

      Hogan: What for?

      Sara: To share your name, bear your children, be a companion.

      Hogan: To ask me to quit drinking, quit gambling and save my money? And to bitch about her aches and pains all day? No thanks!

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    Enjoyable Western /comedy in which Eastwood and MacLaine play a funny and amusing couple

    Well crafted Western with interesting and engaging screenplay written by Albert Maltz from a story by Bud Boetticher . It deals with a nun called Sara (Shirley MacLaine) and two mules (second mule was actually a burro) , as she is attacked by three outlaws , being rescued by a drifter named Hogan (Clint Eastwood) , who is on his way across Mexican desert and becoming wary of her religious nature . Gringo Hogan arrives in Mexico do some reconnaissance, for a next mission to capture a French fort , so he decides to help her in return for information about the defences . Inevitably both of them become good friends but Sara has a twisted secret . At the end takes place a needlessly violent slaughter against Maximiliano army . Hogan is the deadliest man alive , he takes on a whole army with two guns and a fistful of dynamite! .

    This classic as well as diverting Western results to be a good fun that contains thrills , humor , slow and deliberating filming , elaborate shoot-outs , and portentous battles with bloodbaths included . It’s a special following to original ¨Dollars trilogy¨ with Eastwood as ¨Man with no name¨ ; as this new role as Hogan bears remarkable resemblance . Clint returns his classic character of ¨The man with no name¨ and MacLaine is an unlikely nun in this amusing comedy Western . Shirley MacLaine did not get along during the shoot with director Don Siegel , with whom she openly fought . While in Austria filming ¨When eagles dare¨, Clint Eastwood was approached with the script by Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton’s wife at the time, with the notion of starring together in the film ; however, Universal Pictures was unwilling to pay Taylor’s high salary . Being a Mexico/USA co-production in the picture appears numerous Mexican secondary actors such as Manuel Fabregas , Enrique Lucero , Armando Silvestre , among others . Maestro Ennio Morricone composes a groundbreaking and streaking soundtrack , including some comic touches . Colorful and evocative cinematography in Panavision by excellent Mexican cameraman Gabriel Figueroa and uncredited Robert Surtees , being filmed in Cuaútla, Morelos, Jantetelco, Tlayacapan, Mexico .

    The motion picture was rightly produced by Martin Rackin and well directed by Donald Siegel . His first feature as a director was 1946’s The Verdict (1946). He made his reputation in the early and mid-’50s with a series of tightly made, expertly crafted, tough but intelligent “B” pictures , among them : The Lineup (1958), Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), Invasion of the body snatchers (1956)), then graduated to major “A” films in the 1960s and early 1970s. He made several “side trips” to television, mostly as a producer . Siegel directed what is generally considered to be Elvis Presley’s best picture, Flamingo Star (1960). All of Eastwood’s later Western and his ¨Dirty Harry¨ movies owe a considerable debt to Sergio Leone and Donald Siegel . As Donald directed Eastwood in various films , such as : Coogan’s bluff , The beguiled , Dirty Harry , Escape from Alcatraz and , of course , this ¨ Two mules and sister Sara¨. He had a long professional relationship and personal friendship with Clint Eastwood, who has often said that everything he knows about filmmaking he learned from Don Siegel . ¨Two mules and sister Sara¨ is an enjoyable film for Clint Eastwood and Donald Siegel enthusiasts , including their usual trademarks , it’s full of which made their films so memorable, others might find it a bit long but no one can deny its sense of style what achieved a great burst of world-wide popularity .

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    • Release date
      • June 16, 1970 (United States)
    • Countries of origin
      • United States
      • Mexico
    • Languages
      • English
      • Spanish
      • French
      • Latin
    • Also known as
      • Ein Fressen für die Geier
    • Filming locations
      • Jantetelco, Morelos, Mexico
    • Production companies
      • Universal Pictures
      • The Malpaso Company
      • Martin Rackin Productions
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    Box office

    • Budget
      • $2,500,000 (estimated)
    • Gross US & Canada
      • $5,050,000
    • Gross worldwide
      • $5,050,000

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    Technical specs

    • Runtime

      1 hour 56 minutes

    • Color
    • Aspect ratio
      • 2. 35 : 1

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        When gunslinger Hogan (Clint Eastwood) discovers a group of men attempting to rape a young nun, Sara (Shirley MacLaine), he shoots them dead and rescues the woman. The two escape to a nearby camp of Mexican revolutionaries, who have hired Hogan to help fight the invading French army. En route, Sara turns out to be surprisingly crude for a nun, drinking, smoking and using curse words. When she also proves to be handy with a gun, Hogan begins wondering if she is telling him the whole truth.

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        Shirley MacLaine

        Sara

        Clint Eastwood

        Hogan

        Manolo Fabregas

        Colonel Beltran

        Alberto Morin

        General LeClaire

        Armando Silvestre

        1st American

        John Kelly

        2nd American

        Enrique Lucero

        3rd American

        David Estuardo

        Juan

        Ada Carrasco

        Juan’s Mother

        Pancho Córdova

        Juan’s Father

        José Chávez

        Horatio

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        Aconcagua. Plaza de Mulas. – Life is like an adventure – LiveJournal

        All of them successfully passed the medical examination. Christmas was done. Things have been repackaged. And we went further – to the base camp of Aconcagua – Plaza de Mulas. The place from where the real expedition begins.

        The transition reminded me a lot of our Kamchatka walks in the lava deserts.

        The crossing takes about 8 hours. If you don’t rush too much. And we weren’t in a hurry. Go to yourself, go. In the middle of the road they took out a stocked bottle of wine. Looking at Mara, it was clear that we were opening new boundless horizons in her idea of ​​mountain climbing.

        Every now and then on the way there are skeletons and skulls of mules.

        Last takeoff before the camp.

        And the wall of Aconcagua appears on the right. That’s where the route to the top will pass.

        Plaza de Mulas is a small town on the edge of the earth. Here come mules with loads. Small helicopters are flying in. They bring something, someone (later we will find out who) is taken away.

        There is only one hotel in the outskirts – a place more for excursions than for living. It has a wonderful dining room hung with flags of past expeditions. The 7 Summits Club seems to have already marked 3 flags (and we wonder where they all went from the office)

        And tents, tents.

        Restaurants, Internet cafes, showers, tins At first they seem terrible, but after reaching the upper camps they are the limit of perfection and comfort. Canteen tour operators.

        the camps changed, but the picture remained the same – table, tea, perudo

        And the highest art gallery in the world with its owner, artist Miguel.

        He really liked my pigtails, so he often let me use the Internet (ahhh, one of the most expensive in the world) for free and we had long conversations about travel and life.

        There is a sign next to the Miguel Gallery. What is not there. I was happy to discover Kamchatka, Pyatigorsk and even something near Moscow.

        We spend two days at the Plaza de Mulas. Arrival day. We set up tents (it’s good that the guys actively help Vitya and me), we settle in.

        Day of preparation for the exit to the high mountain zone. Another medical examination. Go through 8 tents, to be sure.

        Gather a bunch of food. Here the first ambush turns out – a high-altitude product with burners, which we ordered from the States and got stuck at customs. As a result – tomorrow in the mountains, and we have no food, no burners. Well, burners are not a problem, they rented them. But with the product had to strain. As a result, we collected everything that was around the camp, spending a lot of money and nerve cells. We collected the rest of the products – a huge bag turned out. Are we going to put it all together?
        The whole day passed in some kind of trouble. I didn’t even walk to the hotel. She kept joking that I would be the only person on Mulas who had not been there. So what to do? Work…
        Another medical examination. Doctors convince that at this height you need to drink 4 liters of water. Yeah. Right now. Of course, the question is – do you drink? We answer that we drink all 4 liters. And to Mary’s protesting cries about drinking wine, we explain: the doctor generally said you need to drink 4 liters, but we don’t even drink half a liter per person.

        In the evening, as always, games and songs.

        Packing things upstairs, as always, I leave for the last moment. On the other hand, what to collect there – all warm clothes, cats, boots, sleeping bag. People take porters. Vitya to my question “what about us and porters?” replies something incoherent. From which I conclude that things will have to be carried on their own. Well, okay. But even such a backpack looks funny against the background of small client backpacks. Although all this is poetry. The main thing for us is that they acclimatize normally and go to the mountain.

        Tags: Aconcagua, Argentina, climbing, travel

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        Days 9 – 11. Confluencia camps, Francia and Plaza de Mulas

        Day 9. New Year in Confluencia camp

        Early in the morning one of the soldiers at the main gate of the dungeon started talking to me. In broken Spanish, I tried to explain where I came from and why I was climbing Aconcagua. My gay radar went through the roof when he started smiling and flirting. Embarrassed, I quickly ran away from him.

        At 09:30 in the morning we moved to the Confluencia camp. At the entrance to the Aconcagua National Park, we were checked for passes and given two plastic bags – one for garbage and one for poop (yes, poop cannot be left anywhere here).

        Unfortunately, a nasty cold rain started right after the checkpoint. On the first mirador (panoramic viewpoint), unfortunately, Mount Aconcagua was not visible due to bad weather, but nevertheless it was still atmospheric and beautiful around.

        The weather was constantly changing: sometimes sunny, sometimes rainy, sometimes hot, sometimes cold. We constantly took off warm clothes and then put raincoats back on. In general, the weather was nasty, but we walked only three hours.

        The camp itself turned out to be quite large: here we had a separate group tent-bedroom, a group dining room, toilets, showers, a cafe-bar and even the Internet.

        Thanks to the Internet, I even managed to call my parents and grandmother at midnight Bishkek time and wish them a Happy New Year. It was a strange feeling to be so far from them, in the mountains, and yet so close.

        The food here was amazing, especially the lunch was beyond our expectations. We didn’t even try so many delicious things downstairs in the city of Mendoza. At dinner we were served an Argentinean steak and red wine. In general, the holiday was a success.

        Alcohol, good food, warm conversations in the tent and nasty weather outside – what else do you need for a holiday?

        Day 10. Acclimatization hike to Plaza de Francia

        Today acclimatization tour to Plaza de France. The weather this time was sunny, not hot and not cold. We went up easily. There was still snow on the crests of the ridges. We reached the panorama of Plaza France quite quickly. Ahead of us opened a stunning landscape of the majestic southern face of Mount Aconcagua with glaciers, icefalls and inaccessible rocks. On the left side of the wall suddenly came down a small avalanche, rumbled throughout the valley. I was amazed how climbers managed to climb this dangerous wall at all.

        Having taken plenty of pictures and breathed in the high mountain air, we went back to the camp. Unfortunately, a strong unpleasant wind began to blow from the valley below. There was no way we could pause because of this: if we stopped, it immediately became very, very cold due to the wind.

        At the end of the tour in the camp, a wonderful surprise awaited us again with all sorts of things. After resting for a couple of hours, we had to undergo a mandatory medical examination in order to get permission to climb to the next camp. The doctor checked my blood pressure (I had 120/80) and blood oxygen (90%). Everything is fine with me, despite the cold and cough.

        After dinner (this time it was soup and grilled meat) we went to bed early. Tomorrow there will be a long march to the second base camp, Plaza de Mulas.

        Days 11-12 Plaza de Mulas

        Departure at 9 am from the camp. We have a long eight-hour hike to the next camp. It was sunny, but a fierce wind was blowing. Therefore, our pauses were short – it was impossible to endure such a wind while sitting or standing still.

        We walked along an endless valley. I kept asking: when will we see the camp? When will we finally get there?

        It was not easy to go, the last climb was given to me with great difficulty. I felt like I would fall at any moment. I had a headache and felt nauseous. I was swinging. In addition, I was tormented by cough and snot. I still felt terrible about the flu. I hope that in a couple of days the symptoms of a cold will pass.

        I don’t know how, but with the help of Chris, I finally made it to the camp. There was again a lovely dining table waiting for us, but I couldn’t eat anything. I was still nauseous, I was weak and terribly cold. Surprisingly, it all went by rather quickly. I felt good again: only a runny nose and cough still tormented me all evening and all night.

        Everyone else on the team seemed to feel great and were even ready to go with the cargo to the next camp.

        I really wanted to take a shower and change my shorts. It smelled pretty bad to me. The whole body itched. And there are still 15 more days ahead here on the mountain.