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Title: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: cigar joe on August 21, 2005, 04:26:03 PM
Anybody ever here of this comedy western, it even has one of my favorite character actors Michael J. Pollard.

(http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/8632/petroleuse1grd2dg.jpg)


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Juan Miranda on August 21, 2005, 06:08:24 PM
That is one great still CJ!

I did see this on TV years ago, under the title THE LEGEND OF FRENCHIE KING. I remember very little about it, beyond that fact that its not the sort of film this still would lead you to hope it would be. :'( Both girls remain firmly clothed through out.

My main memory is that it was pretty poor stuff, a "comedy" musical. Still not as dire as POPSY POP though.


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: cigar joe on August 21, 2005, 06:24:53 PM
Its got some nudity according to the IMDb comments, maybe you saw a censored version, lol. Sounds something like Viva Maria.


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Juan Miranda on August 21, 2005, 09:06:50 PM
maybe you saw a censored version
.
Well, it was on British TV, so it wouldn't surprise me. As far as I know though, the lovely Claudia never did a nude scene, unlike Ms. Bardot (and I mean a nude scene, and not an "unclothed" one).


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Tim on August 22, 2005, 05:40:31 PM
  I haven't seen the movie, but judging by the movie poster joe posted, I think it would be worthwhile.  How can you go wrong with Claudia in an outfit like that?  Too bad there's no dvd.

  Look somewhat like the Salma Hayek/Penelope Cruz western coming out in 2006. 


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Belkin on August 22, 2005, 05:52:49 PM
Hey, Joe, you ever catch MICHAEL J. POLLARD in DIRTY LITTLE BILLY? A lost classic. Saw it it back in the 70's and it blew me away! Ain't come across it since.
By the by, great still of the two gal's!


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Juan Miranda on August 22, 2005, 06:37:03 PM
DIRTY LITTLE BILLY was on British TV last Christmas time. I really enjoyed it, and wish I had taped the damned thing.

Very grubby film, shot mostly in a sea of mud.


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: cigar joe on August 22, 2005, 09:04:41 PM
That's definitely one I'd like to see, M.J. Pollard actually looks somewhat like the actual photo's we have of the real Billy the Kid more like Pollard than Kristoferson.


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Beebs on August 23, 2005, 06:41:31 PM
More pictures would be greatly appreciated. ;)


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: cigar joe on August 23, 2005, 09:49:03 PM
(http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/7551/posterlespetroleuses1zq.jpg)


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: cigar joe on August 24, 2005, 04:48:18 AM
...and this one....(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/2141/bblapetroluses3gv.png)

and this one....(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/7369/bbccoilgirl4ki.jpg)


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Beebs on August 24, 2005, 04:27:04 PM
Haha, sure looks like a comedy


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: KERMIT on August 24, 2005, 06:54:12 PM
over-ripe gunslingers, goofy Michael J. Pollard as the bumbling sheriff, this trans-global cine-stew comes across like THE WILD BUNCH as remade by Russ Meyer! As you can imagine, there's tons of sweaty cleavage on view, several good cat fights, and some brief but stunning topless scenes.   :-*


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Sundance on September 13, 2005, 08:33:00 PM
Too bad there's no dvd.

Actually, there are atleast four dvds in existence. :P

Although, only one of them has english audio (and others don't even have subtitles)... the disc is from Australia, fullscreen, looks bad and is cut.  :P

Les Pétroleuses discs (http://www.sundances.net/spaghetti/petroleuses.php)


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: Tim on September 14, 2005, 09:44:41 PM
  i'm in the states, and I don't have a region free dvd player though.  It's on my list of things to buy when I win the lottery.  Any day now.


Title: Re: Les pétroleuses (1971)
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on November 20, 2008, 09:06:24 AM
Les Petroleuses (Las Petroleras in Spanish) is a lighthearted western comedy with a French touch. In the movie, les femmes are clearly the bosses while les hommes are depicted as subservient and clumsy. I couldn't stop laughing when seeing Cardinale's treating her 4 brothers (all of them in their 20s at the very least) as if they were little children and making them do laundry, cleaning the house, etc. Priceless. Not to talk about the ultra-clumsy sheriff (Michael J. Pollard). In a nutshell, it depicts the West as it could have been had the French had populated it (welll, sort of).

The plot is simple (ATTN: SPOILERS!!). An evil Dr. Miller discovers there is oil in a ranch that is for sale and buys it after killing his partner (the chemist who tested the soil samples from that ranch). When travelling by train to take possesion of the ranch, a group of outlaws lead by certain Frenchie King (all dressend with black pants, shirts and hats) assault the train and take all the valuables from the passengers. Dr. Miller opens his travel bag to give the money to the bandits, but attempts to keep the ranch document of sale. The bandit Frenchie King takes all (money and papers) and kicks Dr. Miller out of the train, but leaves the bag behind. We can see later that Frenchie King is Brigitte Bardot and the rest of the gang are her 4 sisters. They find the ranch property papers and plan to take it over. Later, one of Claudia's 4 brothers finds in the train the bag and gives it to Claudia, where she finds hidden a map of the ranch that contains the oil (coincidentally, that ranch is adjoining to hers). She tries to buy it but she is told the ranch has been sold to Dr. Miller. Then, Brigitte and her 4 sisters come into town to take possession the ranch. From then on, Brigitte and Claudia will have several confrontations (one of them very physical), while Claudia's 4 brothers are more interested in courting Brigitte's 4 sisters.

The only nudity scene that can be seen in the copy I have (a Spanish version recorded time ago from TV) is when Brigitte and her 4 sisters are bathing in the river. However, there is no front nudity and the scene is not exactly a close-up.

I would give this movie 6 out of 10. It really gave me many good laughs.


Here are come clips from Youtube.


The opening titles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jutADgSlXLA


The Bardot-Cardinale fighting scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7_evcBVt8M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV5p4ERHx2E



Some other scenes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsPHPykEPHg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yy1GTWdmtA