Paint Your Wagon

Synopsis: A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnaping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boomtown. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director(s): Joshua Logan
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
164 min

# And winter is calling above

# But I still see Elisa

# Whenever I dream

# Of love #

Elisa. That the name of your girl?


Oh, I found this. I thought

it might make a good crutch for you

now you seem to be

getting around pretty good.


You know, it just

don't seem right, Mr Rumson.

You doing all the work

and me getting half.

I mean, it's your mule,

your tools and all.

It was your brother.


where I come from, Mr Rumson,

we're cautious of strangers

who talk in an easy manner.

Oh, you got me down for some kind

of low scuff from New Orleans, hmm?

Sell you patent medicine

with one hand,

pinch your purse with the other?

Matter of fact,

that's what I was thinking.

As a matter of fact, you're right,

but I ain't yet sunk

to horse stealing.

Oh, I've salted claims, yeah.

And I've sold whisky to Injuns.

Once a man come at me with a gun,

and I killed him.

I can't think of one commandment

I ain't shattered.

I never did fancy my parents, let

alone respect them or honour them,

and I have coveted

my neighbour's wife.

Whenever I had a neighbour

and he had a wife. Mm-mm.

And I gamble and I cheat at cards,

but there is one thing I do not do.

I ain't never gulled a pardner.

The one sacred thing, even to low

scuff like me, is a man's pardner.

Two pennyweight short

of four ounces.

Now, you pass me your pouch,

I'll pour your share.

And, Pardner,

I'll swap pouches with you

anytime you say.

Well... I meant no offence,

Mr Rumson,

and I appreciate

you saving my life and all.

But what's expected in return?

That's right. I like to know

what crops I'm planting.

Well, when I get dead drunk,

fall in a muddy street,

I expect you to come get me,

cos I don't want to die muddy drunk.

If I owe a man $100,

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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre both for the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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