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The Villain (20-Jul-1979)

Director: Hal Needham

Writer: Robert G. Kane

Keywords: Western/Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ann-Margret
Actor
28-Apr-1941   Carnal Knowledge
Foster Brooks
Comic
11-May-1912 20-Dec-2001 Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts
Ruth Buzzi
Actor
24-Jul-1936   Batty woman on Laugh-In
Kirk Douglas
Actor
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Jack Elam
Actor
13-Nov-1918 20-Oct-2003 The Sundowners
Paul Lynde
Comic
13-Jun-1926 10-Jan-1982 Hollywood Square
Strother Martin
Actor
26-Mar-1919 1-Aug-1980 Cool Hand Luke
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor
30-Jul-1947   Governor of California, 2003-11
Mel Tillis
Country Musician
8-Aug-1932   I Ain't Never

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 14-Apr-2005)

Ann Margret, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Kirk Douglas, Jack Elam and the horse Whiskey head this very funny movie. If you have ever seen the Bugs Bunny / Roadrunner movies, you will feel at home watching this movie many times. The sight gags are numerous throughout the movie. Basically the plot consists of Ann Margret ( charmin), and Arnold Schwarzenneger ( Hansome Stranger), and the Villain himself, Kirk Douglas. Kirk tries to hold up a bank and of course screws it up. His horse Whiskey sits down when he jumps on him to getaway.. While in jail, Kirk comes in contact with the evil Jack Elam, who has loaned half the money to Parody Jones, Charmin's dad. Now Parody needs more money to work his mine, and Jack Elam lends it to Parody. His daughter, Charming, is sent by train to town to get the money, and Handsome Stranger picks her up and is suppose to get her and the money back to Parody. Of course in the best traditions of the Old West, many things happen on the way back to the mine and Parody Jones. Well, our Heroine, Charmin is quite smitten with Handsome Stranger, and all she wants to do is, well you can figure that part out for yourself. They must get through Indian Country and are followed by Paul Lynde and his band of Indians. Not to worry about the Indians, they are all completely incompetent. The Villain, Kirk Douglas, tries all sorts of methods, right out of the BB/Roadrunner cartoons to stop their wagon. Some of the ways are hilarious, with his horse Whiskey, who has a sense of humor, and thwarts half of Douglas' attempts to stop the wagon. If every one who ever wanted a horse, Whiskey would be the one they would want...I would...he is wonderfully trained and is the source of much of the humor associated with the movie. For a good clean laughable movie and loads of fun, don't miss The Villain...... Guess who get the girl.........


Review by JC Barclayt (posted on 22-May-2005)

A Roadrunner cartoon come to life as Kirk Douglas tries to prevent Arnold and Ann-Margret from Arriving at their destination. A very funny Paul Lynde as a snide Indian along for the laughs. Much better than you'd think from the outset.


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