Two Mules for Sister Sara

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Shirley MacLaine and Clint Eastwood make an unlikely screen team in this seriocomic Western that was the second of five films Eastwood made for director Don Siegel (Dirty Harry), who was a key collaborator in shaping Eastwood’s enduring cinematic image. Eastwood plays a former Civil War soldier who rescues a nun (MacLaine) from bandits, only to find himself helping her support the Mexican revolution. Filmed entirely on location in Mexico, Two Mules features a typically offbeat and inventive score by Ennio Morricone, who memorably uses musical effects to evoke the mules of the title. 

DIRECTED BY: Don Siegel. WRITTEN BY: Albert Maltz. STORY BY: Budd Boetticher. WITH: Shirley MacLaine, Clint Eastwood, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin. 1970. 114 min. USA/Mexico. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG. 4K DCP. 

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