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Title: Waterhole #3 (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on November 11, 2006, 12:33:05 PM
Picked this DVD up cheap (only way to go) has some fun sequences but its mostly a comedy western with Coburn, Carrol O'Connor, Bruce Dern, Joan Blondel. Bruce Dern, Claude Akins.

Its a film directed by Blake Edwards, so you can kind of get an idea from that whats its like. It shows some SW influence ie., There is a sequnce near the beginning where card sharp Lewton Cole (Coburn) is playing Three Card Monte when he gets into an altercation with another patron over money owed. Cole sees the secret map thats drawn on a money bill that shows the loction of a cash box of gold bullion and the the author of the map subsequently calls him to a dule at sundown.

So sundown arrives and the guy is yelling in the street for Coburn to come out, calling him yellow etc., so Coburn has a last drink at the bar and calmly walks over to his horse on the side opposite the would be duler. Coburn pulls out his Winchester steadys it over the top of his saddle and blows the guy standing in  the street away, very SW feel tothat part of it.

From there its all pretty much down hill, and though it has funny moments its very "politically incorrect", has Coburn basically raping Sherrif Copperud's (O'Connor) daughter, and she at first fights but then ends up liking it. Plus add the fact that its all OK with O'Connor.

Soundtrack is sung by Roger Miller.
Title: Re: Waterhole #3 (1967)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on December 13, 2006, 06:42:43 PM
I thought that it might have some it hung together somewhat at the spite of an annoying running musical commentary by Roger Miller every 10 minutes or so  >:(...what a lamebrain idea that was.
Then it descended into pretty much complete farce & lost my interest.
Title: Re: Waterhole #3 (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on December 13, 2006, 07:05:25 PM
agreed  8)
Title: Re: Waterhole #3 (1967)
Post by: CISCO on December 15, 2006, 07:40:42 AM
i agree to.  except the cracked actor timothy cary pops up.   :P
Title: Re: Waterhole #3 (1967)
Post by: titoli on November 13, 2008, 06:40:15 PM
Strangely they released the dvd in Italy too. So I saw it for the first time. I don't think this was ever on tv. I am less critic towards it. Sure, at the beginning it shows the potential to be great and after the prison scene goes downhill. But still it is visually very attractive, the Roger Miller snippets add some zest to the narration the girl is pretty, Coburn and Carey great and the whole is rarely boring. So I give it a 6\10.

The director is not Blake Edwards, who was just the producer.