Genre Guesstimation – Paint Your Wagon (1969)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Michaela of Love Letters to Hollywood and we will be reviewing our favorite ’60s comedies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Sep by sending them to 60sMichaela@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Michaela!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of ’60s comedies ……

“There’s two kinds of people, them goin’ somewhere and them goin’ nowhere. And that’s what’s true.” – Ben Rumson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Two Gold prospectors in a Gold Mining town decide to share a wife.

My Take on it – This is another film that I came across dong research for this months genre.

The cast looked great and I was very interested in seeing a film with Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin working together.

Unfortunately, both seem very miscast in these semi comedic roles.

They both seem quite awkward when interacting with one another and neither have any realistic chemistry with Jean Seberg (who is meant to be their wife).

The story doesn’t work at all and things get more and more unbelievable as thing progress.

The film has far too many musical interludes which makes it feel even more like a farce which just doesn’t help at all.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Lee Marvin drank real alcohol throughout the production, even though director Joshua Logan fought him about it. In most movies, the actors and actresses drink tea for whiskey and water for vodka. Marvin would only work if he got real liquor. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not even close.  Eastwood and Marvin both seem so miscast in these roles and have no chemsitry with Seberg.

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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