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Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970)

Clint Eastwood plays Hogan, a quizzical, slightly bemused cowboy in this immensely enjoyable Don Siegel caper, saving nun Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine) from a fate worse than death in the Mexican desert.

The two leads are perfectly paired, and MacLaine, in particular, turns in a great comic performance as her ill-fitting habit begins to slip.

Siegel keeps the tension and pace roaring along as he pitches his stars into the middle of the Mexican Revolution and all its attendant mayhem, though some may find the final, gory battle scene out of kilter with the light-hearted tone of the rest of the movie.

Clint Eastwood
Sister Sara
Shirley MacLaine
Colonel Beltran
Manolo Fabregas
General LeClaire
Alberto Morin
David Estuardo
Juan’s mother
Ada Carrasco
Juan’s father
Poncho Cordoba

Don Siegel