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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

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Starring (View all)
Warren Beatty Warren Beatty
John McCabe
Julie Christie Julie Christie
Constance Miller
William Devane William Devane
The Lawyer
John Schuck John Schuck
Smalley
Corey Fischer Corey Fischer
Mr. Elliott
Bert Remsen Bert Remsen
Bart Coyle
Shelley Duvall Shelley Duvall
Ida Coyle


Written by
Robert Altman Robert Altman
(screenplay) and


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11 years, 3 months ago at Jan 8 0:39
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McCabe & Mrs.Miller is an unforgettable masterpiece. It is beautifully photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond. The graininess of the images effectively transport the viewer to this particular period in American history. The story is told with such subtlety and at the same time it conveys so much depth beneath the surface. Hilarious at times and also melancholic. Great lead performances from Warren Beatty... read more

A very good movie

9 years, 9 months ago at Jul 6 21:50
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It had been a while since I saw a movie directed by Robert Altman and since this one is considered as one of his ultimate masterpieces, I was really eager to check it out. While watching this, I realized that Altman is actually a rather difficult director. I mean, it is not that his movies are really cryptic or difficult to follow like with David Lynch or Kim Ki-Duk for example, but he definitely ... read more

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7 years, 1 month ago at Mar 4 19:53
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Kind of cute, naif, stupidly and selfconsciously heroic (Beatty is such a thing after speaking with lawyer William Devane); north west reveals some secrets (you can sell and if you don't want then the gunfigther´s come; its cheap to waste the life of a china man; it is manly to shoot looking in the yes, even if the victim doesn't understand what's all about)...
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Description: Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions ... (more)
Release date: 23 June 1972
UPC: 085391105527
Tags: Western (13), Drama (8), 1970s (7), Prostitution (6), Drugs (5), Gambling (5), 1971 (5), Starving (4), Usa (3), Food (3), Chase (3), Dancing (2), Christian (2), Cooking (2), Bar (2), Death (2), Christmas (2), Murder (2), Poker (2)
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