Friday, September 23, 2011
Duchess & The Dirtwater Fox
"The Duchess & The Dirtwater Fox" is a mid-70s film which stars Goldie Hawn and George Segal. Goldie plays a dance hall gal and prostitute and George is a con artist and card cheat. They encounter one another and he wants her to have sex with him for no money and, as she points out, they've got a standoff because he says he never pays and she never gave it away for free.
She ends up drugging him and running off with his money.
He goes after her while men he ripped off are coming to kill him.
She poses as a duchess and gets a job as a governess. He catches the stage coach she's on.
It's a comedy. Kind of like "My Little Chickadee" with Mae West and WC Fields.
Goldie's really funny in it and it also demonstrates why George Segal was so popular as a leading man. They have a very natural chemistry and you believe them as couple.
Probably the two stand out scenes are when they speak 'French' (more a form of pig latin) on a stagecoach and when they're tied to ground to burn in the desert sun.
Mainly what the film does for me is make me hungry for a new Goldie Hawn comedy. (You can stream this movie online at Netflix, FYI.)
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"