The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

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The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox
Duchess and the dirtwater fox movie poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Melvin Frank
Produced by Melvin Frank
Written by Melvin Frank
Barry Sandler
Jack Rose
Starring Goldie Hawn
George Segal
Music by Charles Fox
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by

Frank Bracht

Bill Butler
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates April 1, 1976 (1976-04-01)
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,590,000[1]
Box office $4,120,000 (US/ Canada)[2]

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox is a 1976 Western romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and George Segal, produced, directed and co-written by Melvin Frank.

Plot[edit]

A popular dance hall girl, Duchess, joins with a gambler nicknamed the "Dirtwater Fox" on the way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Seeking refuge from a pursuing gang of outlaws, the Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox join a wagon train of Mormons. On their trip, they encounter snakes, rapids, horseback pursuits through towns, and even getting tied up by the outlaws (eventually escaping).

Production[edit]

According to the closing credits, much of the film was shot in and around the historic community of Central City, Colorado. Matte paintings were used to re-create the historic look of San Francisco and Salt Lake City.

Cast[edit]

Reviews[edit]

The film was given mixed to positive reviews. Some said that "it was an outstanding cast and a wonderful comedy" while other claimed "too comedic and less western". As of 21 July 2012, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 20% fresh rating among critics, while it fared better with audiences with a rating of 45%.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History, Scarecrow Press, 1989 p258
  2. ^ Solomon p 233. Please note figures are rentals not total gross.

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